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Wittenberg-Ohio Wesleyan preview


WITTENBERG AT OHIO WESLEYAN PREVIEW

Who: Wittenberg (13-6, 6-4 NCAC) at Ohio Wesleyan (14-4, 7-3 NCAC)

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Delaware, Ohio

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Alex Fultz, 6-5, Fr., F, 4.7

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 7.2

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 12.3

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 10.8

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.2

Probable Ohio Wesleyan starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Andy Winters, 6-0, Sr., G, 13.4

Taylor Rieger, 6-0, Jr., G, 13.9

Marshall Morris, 6-7, Sr., P, 9.4

Reuel Rogers, 6-7, Jr., P, 8.6

Vaughn Spalding, 6-1, Sr., W, 6.4

About Wittenberg: The Tigers beat Oberlin 51-47 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. They’re tied for third with DePauw in the North Coast Athletic Conference behind No. 8 Wooster (17-2, 10-0) and Ohio Wesleyan. … The Tigers rank eighth in the conference in scoring (64.1 points per game), and Ohio Wesleyan is first (74.9). Wittenberg ranks second in scoring defense (58.9), and Ohio Wesleyan is fourth (64.1). … Counting today’s game, four of Wittenberg’s last six regular-season games are on the road. … Masin now has nine double-doubles this season. … With one more win this season, the program would secure its 57th straight season without a losing record.

About Ohio Wesleyan: After a 13-1 start, the Battling Bishops have lost three of their last four games, losing to Hiram, Wooster and DePauw. Their last loss, 65-63 to DePauw on Saturday, came on two free throws with five seconds left in overtime. They’ve fallen out of the top 25 after climbing as high as ninth. … Ohio Wesleyan leads the NCAC in blocked shots (4.6), and Wittenberg is last (1.6). … Winters leads the NCAC in assists (7.2). … Ohio Wesleyan beat Wittenberg 72-60 on Jan. 5. Rieger scored 17 in that game.


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