Men’s basketball will advance in the NCAC tournament after defeating Kenyon 78-67 in the first round Feb. 25.
The Battling Bishops will face rival and No. 1 seed Wooster on Feb. 28.
Head Coach Mike DeWitt has coached his team to their 5th consecutive NCAC tournament semi-final game. Athletic Director Roger Ingles said DeWitt’s coaching style is based on consistency.
“He is fundamental and very consistent in his approach,” Ingles said.
“His teams play hard, with confidence, and most importantly they consistently play defense. If you play defense every night, you’ve got a chance to win the game.”
OWU is currently averaging 74.3 points per game, good enough for second in the NCAC behind Wooster who averages 75.7 points per game.
Sophomore Claude Gray owns the best three-point shooting percentage in the NCAC, shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc. Gray said he has confidence in his team to bury shots as the tournament progresses.
“Shooting is a mentality,” said Gray. “Some days you have, some days you don’t, but hopefully throughout this tournament we’ll have guys pick up the slack if anyone is having an off night.”