The Oilers will host Wayne State on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Croy Gymnasium.
Sights and Sounds
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Live stats will also be available for all contests. A link to retrieve the live stats can be found on the schedule page of the website.
Center Court with Charlie Ernst
Don't forget to tune into 88.3 FM "WLFC" for Center Court with Charlie Ernst. The radio show will be aired live from Fricker's on Monday evenings during the season. The show will be aired live from 6-6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend the show so they can listen live over the sound system and enjoy the great food Fricker's has to offer.
Fans are also encouraged to send questions in for coach Ernst through Twitter. Please send questions during the show to Tim Montgomery and Jason Granger at @Oilersonair.
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The Oilers hold a 27-17 advantage in the all-time series against Wayne State dating back to the 1990-91 campaign when they came out on top by a score of 80-79.
The Oilers swept their season series against the Warriors last season, winning 71-67 in overtime at Wayne State before claiming an 86-70 victory in Croy.
In the overtime win in Detroit, the Oilers were led by Dylan Kaufman's 22 points. He hit 7-of-16 shot attempts and drained 6-of-12 tries from three point range. Jake Heagen contributed 17 points and five rebounds while Elijah Kahlig had ten points and five boards.
In the Oilers win at home, Jake Heagen paced the Oilers with 22 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. He made 6-of-11 shot attempts from the field and canned 8-of-9 attempts from the charity stripe.
Ricardo Smith stuffed the stat sheet with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists while John Staley had ten points and six boards.
The Oilers are 14-5 on the season with an 11-3 record in GLIAC play. They have won eight straight games and are in first place in the South Division of the GLIAC.
Sophomore guard Martyce Kimbrough has paced the squad and is averaging 15.0 points per contest. Sophomore forward Taren Sullivan is averaging 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while senior forward John Staley is producing 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds each contest.
The Oilers are currently undefeated in Croy this season with a 10-0 record.
The Warriors are 4-13 on the year with a 4-10 record in conference play. They are coming off of an 83-76 win at Walsh on Saturday.
Sophomore Ronald Booth is averaging a team-high 16.1 points per game while junior Michael Lewis is contributing 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest for the Warriors this season.
As a team, the Warriors are only hitting 39.7 percent of their field goal attempts, but are making 35.4 percent of their tries from behind the three point line.
Head coach Charlie Ernst secured his 100th career coaching victory in the Oilers 83-67 win at Malone on Saturday. Ernst has a sparkling 100-37 (.730) mark as the skipper of the Oilers in his five years. He has also posted a 65-7 (.903) record in games played within Croy Gymnasium.
Senior guard Dylan Kaufman is looking to become the Oilers 44th player to reach the 1,000-point plateau during his senior season with the team. During his career, Kaufman has scored 949 points, leaving him 51 points shy of reaching the milestone.
A Tough Place to Play
The Oilers are 579-116 (.833) in Croy Gymnasium since they starting playing home games there during the 1969-70 season. They have gone undefeated at home eight times in a season since they began play in Croy Gymnasium as well.
In the past ten years the Oilers have posted a staggering 154-8 record at home for an incredible winning percentage of .950.
From 2004-11, the Oilers won 71-straight home games, which at the time was the longest streak in the nation regardless of NCAA division.
Dominating GLIAC Home Games
The Oilers have won 112 of their last 117 regular season conference games at home. From 2004-13, the Oilers won 84-straight GLIAC games in Croy Gymnasium.