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Preview: Wittenberg at Hiram


Who: Wittenberg (15-9, 8-7 NCAC) at Hiram (11-13, 5-10 NCAC)

When: 4 p.m. today

Where: Hiram, Ohio

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Cole Bond, 6-6, Jr., F, 2.3

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 6.7

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 12.4

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 10.7

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.1

Probable Hiram starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Chris Zurowski, 6-8, Jr., F, 6.7

Steve Zivoder, 6-6, Sr., F, 7.9

Alan Sheppard, 6-2, Sr., G, 15.2

Riley Moore, 6-5, Fr., F, 3.0

Justin Wisniewski, 5-11, Sr., G, 4.3

About Wittenberg: The Tigers lost to Hiram at home 62-57 on Jan. 19. Cam Walton scored 18 points off the bench, making 4-of-16 3-pointers. The rest of the team shot 3-of-19 from long range. Hiram committed only four turnovers in the game, and Wittenberg had 12. Sheppard led the Terriers with 20 points.

About Hiram: The Terriers have lost six of their last seven games. The only win in that stretch was against Allegheny, 63-59 on Feb. 6. They lost a close one to second-place Ohio Wesleyan on Feb. 9, 63-61. … Hiram is tied for eighth place with Oberlin. Only the top eight teams make the NCAC tournament. One of those two teams will play at top-seeded Wooster in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Oberlin swept the season series, so it has the tiebreaker if both teams win or tie today. Oberlin plays at Wabash.

Women’s game: The Tigers (11-13 overall) host Ohio Wesleyan at 1 p.m. Saturday in their final regular-season game. The teams are tied for fifth in the NCAC at 7-8, a game behind Denison, which plays at last-place Hiram today. Wittenberg lost 63-45 at Ohio Wesleyan on Jan. 29. Sarah Skidmore, Amber Rice and Katelyn Haralamos each scored 10 points for the Tigers in a 54-46 loss to top-ranked DePauw on Wednesday.

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