#8 Oilers Host Wilberforce on Monday

#8 Oilers Host Wilberforce on Monday

The eighth-ranked Oilers will be back at home on Feb. 18 to host Wilberforce University. The non-conference contest is scheduled to tip at 7:00 p.m. inside the Croy Physical Education Center.

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Series Information

The Oilers hold a 10-2 advantage in the all-time series against Wilberforce dating back to the 1927-28 campaign when the Bulldogs scored a 59-16 win over Findlay.

The two programs last met during the 2010-11 campaign when the Oilers cruised to a 90-68 win in Croy. The Oilers shot 51.7 percent (30-of-58) from the floor in the game and came away with ten steals.

Aaron Robinson paced the Oilers with 18 points and five rebounds while Kyle Caiola had 17 points and four assists.

Mark Frilling also reached double figures with 11 points to go along with six rebounds while Greg Kahlig had nine points and four boards.

The Oilers had ten players score in the game.

#8 Findlay

The Oilers are 20-3 on the season with a 14-2 record in league play. They are coming off of a 71-68 win over Lake Erie College on Feb. 14 in Painesville, Ohio.

The Oilers have one of the best winning percentages in NCAA Division II competition since the year 2000, having won 463 games and lost only 113 for an overall winning percentage of .804.  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.

Senior forward Alex White is looking to become the 47th player at Findlay to eclipse 1,000 career points. White has scored 914 points during his tenure with the program and is averaging a team-high 17.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game for Findlay this season.

The Oilers lead the G-MAC in scoring offense, averaging 84.6 points per game. They also lead the league in field goal shooting percentage, hitting 50.1 percent of their attempts this season.

The Oilers also lead the league in assists per game at 17.5. Sophomore guard Tommy Schmock ranks second in the league in assists per game at 6.1 while senior guard Trey Smith ranks 11th with 3.1 assists per outing.



Not much is known about Wilberforce other than their record stands at 5-16 on the season.


A Tough Place to Play

The Oilers are 621-120 (.838) 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 230-11 record at home for an incredible winning percentage of .954.

From 2008-11, the Oilers won 71-straight home games, which at the time was the longest streak in the nation regardless of NCAA division.

Handling Non-Conference Foes

The Oilers have posted an 85-3 record (.966) against non-conference opponents in games played at Croy Gymnasium during the past 15 years. 

Their last loss at home to a non-conference team came against top-ranked West Liberty State as the Hilltoppers defeated Findlay by a score of 90-74 on Nov. 14, 2012.