#8 Oilers Host Panthers | Trojans

#8 Oilers Host Panthers | Trojans

The Oilers will be back at home to host Kentucky Wesleyan and Trevecca Nazarene this week. The Oilers will host the Panthers on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. before welcoming the Trojans to town on Mar. 2 for a 1:00 p.m. contest.

Senior Day

The Oilers contest against Trevecca Nazarene on Mar. 2 will be senior day. The Oilers will recognize Alex White and Trey Smith.

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Series Information

The Oilers hold a 4-2 lead in the all-time series against Kentucky Wesleyan dating back to the 2001-02 campaign when they fell 94-89 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Findlay came away with a 68-49 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan earlier this season in Owensboro behind 14 points and 14 rebounds from Aaron Overhiser.

Alex White nearly recorded a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds while Anthony Masterlasco reached double figures with ten points on a 5-of-6 showing from the floor.

The Oilers hold a 4-0 lead in the all-time series against the Trojans dating back to the 2016-17 campaign when Findlay claimed an 85-63 win on the road.

The Oilers blasted the Trojans earlier this season in Nashville, winning 87-51 behind 18 points and 11 rebounds from Alex White. Aaron Overhiser contributed 16 points and six rebounds while Chazz George had 12 points off the bench. Trey Smith and Tommy Schmock nearly reached double figures with eight points apiece as well.

Findlay

The Oilers are 23-3 on the year with a 16-2 record in league play. They are coming off of a 76-60 win over Ohio Valley on Feb. 23.

The Oilers are averaging a league-best 85.2 points per game and are shooting a league-high 50.4 percent from the field. They have been led by senior forward Alex White who is averaging 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.

Junior forward Aaron Overhiser is scoring 14.5 points per game to go along with 6.3 rebounds per outing while senior guard Trey Smith is averaging 11.4 points per game.

Sophomore forward Anthony Masterlasco is scoring in double figures at 10.8 points per contest while sophomore forward Chazz George is averaging 8.6 points per game off the bench this season.

Sophomore guard Tommy Schmock has put up a line of 7.5 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game while freshman guard Ethan Linder is contributing 7.2 points per contest.

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Kentucky Wesleyan

The Panthers are 9-15 on the season with a 7-11 record in league play. They are coming off of an 82-68 loss to Alderson Broaddus on Feb. 23.

Adam Goetz leads the team and is averaging 15.5 points per game. He is followed by Mohamad Abuarisha and Deng Mayot, who are averaging 11.7 and 10.7 points per contest, respectively.

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Trevecca Nazarene

The Trojans are 4-19 on the season with a 4-14 record in league play. They are coming off of a 72-63 win over Davis & Elkins on Feb. 23.

Evan Ragsdale leads the team and is averaging 11.5 points per game while Austin Wills is contributing 11.3 points per outing.

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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 466 games and lost only 113 for an overall winning percentage of .805.  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.

Chasing 1,000

Senior forward Alex White is looking to become the 47th player at Findlay to eclipse 1,000 career points. White has scored 973 points during his tenure with the program.

King of Block

Senior forward Alex White has recorded 120 blocks during his career with the Oilers, the best total in school history.

Dropping Dimes

Sophomore guard Tommy Schmock ranks second in the league in assists per game at 6.2 and is closing in on breaking the school record for most assists in a season. Schmock has 159 assists this season and is looking to eclipse the record of 171, which was set by Dustin Pfeifer during the 2004-05 campaign.