#9 Oilers Open Conference Play at Tiffin | Cedarville

#9 Oilers Open Conference Play at Tiffin | Cedarville

The No. 9 Oilers will be on the road to begin the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) portion of their schedule this week. They will play at Tiffin on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Cedarville on Dec. 1 for a 3:15 p.m. contest.

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Series Information

The Oilers hold a commanding 46-8 advantage in the all-time series against the Dragons dating back to the 1926-27 campaign when Tiffin won 22-21.

The two programs last met during the 2016-17 campaign and Findlay came away with a 105-87 win behind 41 points from Martyce Kimbrough. Kimbrough drained a school record 11 three pointers in the win, making seven in the first half alone.

Taren Sullivan flirted with a triple-double and finished with 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

The Oilers hold a 73-22 advantage in the all-time series against Cedarville as the two programs have been meeting on the hardwood since 1910. In their first meeting, the Yellow Jackets came away with a 32-30 win over Findlay.

Findlay swept Cedarville last year, winning 79-78 in overtime on the road and 84-56 at home. In the road win, Kimbrough led the offense with 18 points while Elijah Kahlig had 14. Sullivan also reached double figures with 11 points.

In the home win, Kimbrough paced Findlay with 16 points and five rebounds while Sullivan had 11 points and five boards.

#9 Findlay

The Oilers are 5-0 on the season and are averaging 87.8 points per game. Senior forward Alex White leads the team with averages of 18.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He has recorded three straight double-doubles.

Junior forward Aaron Overhiser is scoring 16.4 points per game and making 2.2 three pointers per contest. He is shooting 64.7 percent from long range on the year.

Sophomore guard Tommy Schmock and sophomore forward Anthony Masterlasco are each averaging 11.2 points per contest while senior guard Trey Smith is chipping in 10.6 points per outing. Schmock is producing 6.0 assists per game while Smith is averaging 4.6 assists per contest.

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Tiffin

The Dragons are 2-3 on the season and have been led by Joshua Williams, who is averaging 18.4 points per game. Williams is also grabbing 4.0 rebounds and handing out 2.4 assists per game.

Shane Waldon (16.4), Austin Adams (15.2) and Luke Rightnowar (11.0) are also averaging in double figures.

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Cedarville

The Yellow Jackets are 2-3 on the year and have been led by Conner TenHove, who is averaging 16.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Branden Maughmer (15.2), Grant Zawadzki (10.4) and Colton Linkous (10.0) are also scoring in double figures for Cedarville.

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An Elite Program

The Oilers have one of the best winning percentages in NCAA Division II competition since the year 2000, having won 448 games and lost only 110 for an overall winning percentage of .803.  During that timeframe, the Oilers reached the Elite 8 in 2005, appeared in the Sweet 16 in 2008, 2017 and again in 2018, and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2009 with a perfect 36-0 record.

The Oilers have also appeared in the national tournament 14 times since becoming eligible during the 2000-01 campaign.

Player of the Week

Senior guard Trey Smith was named the G-MAC Player of the Week on Nov. 26 for his performance in the Oilers 103-92 win over defending national champion Ferris State. Smith had 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the victory.