Men's Basketball Hosts Findlay, Travels To Wayne State In GLIAC South Matchups

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team welcomes in one of the hottest teams in the country in Findlay on Thursday night before hitting the road for a Saturday afternoon clash at Wayne State.  The games this week will be the fourth and fifth over a nine day stretch for ODU.

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The Panthers bounced back from two road losses last week to defeat Tiffin 96-83 in Alumni Hall on Monday. The victory was ODU's fifth straight win at home. All five home wins have been by double figures, and ODU's margin of victory in those contests is 22.0 points per game.

In eight total home games this year, the Panthers are scoring 88.6 points per contest on 48.0 percent shooting. The Panthers are also sinking 43.1 percent of their three-pointers at home. In 11 road contests, ODU is averaging just 72.5 points per game, hitting 42.9 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from behind the arc.

After averaging just 69.3 points per game on 35.8 percent shooting in four losses during the month of December, ODU's offense has picked up in 2016. In the Panthers' last 11 games, the team is scoring 80.6 points per game on 48.5 percent shooting from the field.

Three players are scoring in double figures for ODU. Trent Weaver is averaging 16.0 points per game, while Ronnie Williams (13.9 points) and Chad Nelson (12.5 points per game) are also in double figures.

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu