#20 Oilers Host Fairmont St. on Wednesday

#20 Oilers Host Fairmont St. on Wednesday

The #20 Oilers will have their first home game of the regular season on Nov. 15 when they welcome Fairmont State to town. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7pm in Croy Gymnasium.

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Series Information

The Oilers trail 1-0 in the all-time series against Fairmont State. The two programs met for the first time last season. Fairmont State came out victorious by a score of 96-80 in West Virginia.

The Oilers shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the floor and hit 5-of-14 (35.7%) of their three point tries. In comparison, Fairmont State connected on 52.9 percent (36-of-68) of their field goal attempts and splashed 12-of-30 (40%) tries from behind the three point line. The Fighting Falcons also held a 24-11 advantage in second chance points and out-scored the Oilers bench 48-32.

Martyce Kimbrough led the Oilers with 13 points while Taren Sullivan and Elijah Kahlig each pumped in 11 points apiece.

Alex White contributed ten points and five rebounds while Austin Gardner had eight points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Katwan Singleton and Tyler Stern-Tucker had seven points apiece as well for Findlay off the bench.

Matt Bingaya led the Fighting Falcons with 28 points on 13-of-14 shooting.

#20 Findlay

The Oilers are 2-0 on the season and have been led by senior forward Taren Sullivan, who is averaging 18.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

Senior guard Martyce Kimbrough is averaging 15.0 points and senior guard Elijah Kahlig is scoring 13.5 points per outing. Both players have hit a team-high eight three pointers in the two games the Oilers have played.


Fairmont St.

Fairmont State enters their contest against the Oilers with a 2-0 record. Last year, Fairmont State finished the season as the national runner-up in NCAA Division II men's basketball with a 34-3 record.

Jason Jolly leads Fairmont State and is averaging 20.5 points per game. He has made 8-of-17 three point attempts in their first two games.

Vonte Montgomery is averaging 14.5 points and 6.0 rebounds while Andrew Emrick is averaging 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.

Caleb Davis is also scoring in double figures, averaging 10.0 points per game, while Troy Cantrell is averaging 8.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per outing.


1,000-Point Club

Senior forward Taren Sullivan ranks 39th all-time at Findlay with 1,097 career points while senior guard Martyce Kimbrough ranks 40th all-time at Findlay with 1,096 career points. They are chasing Tyson McGlaughlin for 38th on the all-time scoring list as McGlaughlin put up 1,134 career points from 2002-05.

Three-Point Stroke

Senior guard Martyce Kimbrough ranks sixth all-time at Findlay with 202 three pointers. Kimbrough is chasing Tyler Evans for fifth place all-time. Evans canned 206 three pointers for Findlay from 2006-09.

A Tough Place to Play

The Oilers are 597-118 (.835) 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 15 years the Oilers have posted a staggering 221-10 record at home for an incredible winning percentage of .957.

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.

Helpful Links

NCAA Division II Stats
National Association of Basketball Coaches
NCAA Division II Basketball