RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's basketball team travels to Wabash College for an in-state battle on Monday evening. Tip-off from Chadwick Court is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Teams: Earlham and Wabash. The Quakers return to action after a week off for the Thanksgiving holidays. Earlham most recently played in the Oberlin College Tip-off Tournament, posting a 1-1 record in a pair of 1-point games. The Little Giants are 0-2 on the season after a 93-91 overtime loss to Webster University last Saturday.
The Coaches: Jason Polykoff is in his fourth season leading the Quakers' men's basketball program. Polykoff, who came to Earlham from the University of Pennsylvania, led the program to its best finish in a decade last season. Kyle Brumett, formerly the head coach at Defiance College, led Wabash to an 18-9 campaign and a third-place finish in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) in his first year leading the program. He is in his fourth season with the Little Giants in 2017-18.
The Players: Elijah Wilson-Thomas leads the Quakers in scoring at 23.0 points per game while Darrell Hutchison and Chainey Zolman both score over a dozen points per game. Zolman, along with Tarig Eldosougi, combined to grab nearly 11 rebounds per contest while Blake Bonin assists on over five Quaker baskets a contest. Jack Davidson scores 21.0 points per game, making him one of Wabash's top offensive threats. Four other Little Giants score over 10.0 points per game.
Tale of the Tape: Points per game – Earlham 77.7, Wabash 80.5, opponents' points per game – Earlham 82.3, Wabash 87.5; field goal percentage – Earlham 44.3, Wabash 43.2: three-point percentage – Earlham 42.2, Wabash 36.0; free throw percentage – Earlham 69.8, Wabash 83.3; rebounds per game – Earlham 30.3, Wabash 41.0; assist-to-turnover ratio – Earlham 1.22, Wabash 1.30.
Recent History: Earlham is 0-2 against Wabash since leaving the NCAC at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season. The Little Giants won last year's meeting 101-63.
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of both contests will be available – visit the links above.
Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Up Next: Earlham hosts Fairhaven Baptist Bible College for a 7:30 p.m. contest at Schuckman Court on Wednesday.