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Wittenberg-Wabash preview


Who: Wittenberg (11-4, 4-2 NCAC) at Wabash (4-10, 2-3 NCAC)

When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Crawfordsville, Ind.

Probable Wittenberg starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Alex Fultz, 6-5, Fr., F, 4.8

Steven Newell, 6-0, Jr., G, 8.4

Zack Leahy, 6-0, Jr., G, 11.9

Sam Collins, 6-4, So., W, 11.5

Scott Masin, 6-5, Jr., P, 15.3

Probable Wabash starters

Height, Class, Position, PPG

Daniel Purvlicis, 6-7, Fr., F, 12.1

Marcus Kammrath, 6-9, Fr., C, 3.1

Houston Hodges, 5-8, So., G, 4.3

Ross Sponsler, 6-2, Fr, G, 13.8

Austin Hawn, 6-1, So., G, 2.5

About Wittenberg: A victory would give the Tigers their third four-game winning streak of the season. … Masin was named NCAC player of the week after leading the Tigers to three wins last week with 61 points and 32 rebounds in the three games. He ranks 13th in the country with seven double-doubles. … The Tigers have lost four games in a row in Crawfordsville. The teams have split the regular-season series the last two seasons. Wittenberg has won four of the last six games in the series, and that includes two NCAC tournament wins.

About Wabash: The Little Giants have lost five of their last six games and haven’t won two games in a row this season. They lost 60-49 to rival DePauw in their last game and beat Allegheny 95-87 in three overtimes in the game before that. … This is the second season for head coach Antoine Carpenter. Wabash was 18-8 last season and finished fourth in the NCAC at 10-6. It lost its top four scorers to graduation.

Women’s game: Wittenberg hosts Kenyon at 7:30 p.m. The Tigers (7-7, 3-2 NCAC) lost 60-48 at Denison on Saturday. They’re in third place behind DePauw (15-0, 6-0) and Kenyon (12-4, 6-1). Kenyon’s only NCAC loss is to DePauw.

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