If DePauw loses at Wooster and Wittenberg loses and Kenyon beats last-place Allegheny, then Kenyon gets the third seed, and Wittenberg ends up with the fifth seed and would play at fourth-seeded DePauw in the first round.
There’s nothing the Tigers can do except worry about Hiram. The Terriers rallied in the final 10 minutes to beat Wittenberg 62-57 on Jan. 19. It was Hiram’s first win at Wittenberg in four years.
“You’ve got to guard their two wings, their leading scorers (Alan Sheppard and Aaron Stefanov),” Brown said. “One of them took it to us the whole game down there. The other one, who we did a great job on in the first half, took it to us in the second half. We just have to find a way to get some decent shots and make some of those shots.”
Wittenberg is also trying to avoid finishing with its worst ever record in NCAC play. It has never finished .500 or below in 23 seasons. If it wins today, it would equal its worst mark (9-7 in 2008-09).
“There’s no reason to dwell on it and just run people into the ground,” Brown said. “That’s not me, and that’s not the best tact. We just have to get rested up, prepare like we always do. Everyone knows what’s on the line.”