COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's men's basketball team gets set for a pair of matchups against Kentucky Wesleyan and Trevecca Nazarene in Alumni Hall this week.
The contest with KWC is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening while the game with Trevecca Nazarene is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
About Ohio Dominican
The Panthers come into the week with a 9-6 record overall and are 5-3 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference after a pair of close road losses last week at the hands of Findlay and Hillsdale.
They return home to Alumni Hall where they are a perfect 4-0 this season.
ODU is averaging 80.7 points per game which is third in the conference on 47.9% shooting which is second in the conference.
The Panthers still lead the conference and are ninth in the country with a rebounding margin of +9.5 led by junior Hasan Varence (Queens, New York) who leads the country in defensive rebounds with 10.8 defensive rebounds per game and is second in the country with 12.7 rebounds per game.
Over the last four games, senior Ryan Hoyng (Celina, Ohio) is averaging 20.5 points per game on 68.9% shooting (31-for-45) and 79.2% from distance (19-for-24). In that four game stretch, Hoyng is also averaging 4.25 assists per contest which is second on the squad.
Junior Sam Hickey (Toledo, Ohio) leads the Panthers in scoring with 17.3 per game and is first in the conference and 39th in the country in three point field goals made per game with 3.00.
The Panther defense is allowing the opponent to score 73.5 points per game on 43.9% shooting.
About Kentucky Wesleyan
KWC comes into the week with a 6-7 record overall and are 4-3 in the conference and are coming off an 89-67 loss to Alderson Broaddus last Saturday.
The Panthers are averaging 70.2 points per game on 44.4% shooting led by Adam Goetz averaging 15.3 points per game.
Deng Mayot is also in double-figures for the Panthers with 12.5 per contest along with 6.1 rebounds while Mohamed Abu Arisha is averaging 10.5 points per game while grabbing 7.8 boards.
KWC is 2-3 on the road this season where they are averaging 68.4 points per game. On the season, they are giving up 69.2 points per game for a scoring margin of just +1 on 42.2% shooting.
About Trevecca Nazarene
The Trojans come into the week with a 1-11 record while they are 1-6 in the conference with their win coming at home over Walsh back on December 15.
Trevecca is coming off a loss last Saturday to Davis & Elkins on the road where they are 0-8 this season.
TNU is averaging 56.8 points per game on 39.8% shooting while allowing their opponent to score 81.2 points per game on 47.9% shooting.
The Trojans are led by Evan Ragsdale who is the only member of the team to average double-figures with 11.8 per game while TNU has three other guys averaging over seven points.