COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team will begin conference play against GLIAC South Division opponents this weekend as they host Findlay before traveling to Wayne State.
The Panthers now get into the part of their schedule where they will face GLIAC South Division opponents each twice, once at home and once on the road. ODU will face Findlay at home at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, and will then travel to Wayne State for a 3 p.m. tipoff on Saturday, January 17.
The Black and Gold come into the week 3-10 overall and 1-7 in the GLIAC after losses to Lake Superior State and Northwood last week.
Junior Trent Weaver (Columbus, OH) has had a solid season for the Panthers so far as he leads the team in scoring and rebounding. Weaver is averaging 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest. Weaver has recorded three double-doubles in the past five games and has fell just two rebounds shy in the other two games. He ranks ninth in scoring and third in rebounding the GLIAC.
Junior Chad Nelson (Columbus, OH) is third on the team in scoring at 11.8 per contest. Nelson leads the Panthers in three point field goal makes this season with 22.
Since entering the starting line-up four games ago, freshman Ronnie Williams (Columbus, OH) has averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Williams leads the Panthers in steals with 11 on the season.
One strong point for the Panthers this season has been their free throw shooting. ODU ranks sixth in the GLIAC in free throw percentage at 71.3 percent.
The Oilers come into the week with a 6-6 overall mark, with a 3-5 record in the GLIAC. UF comes in winners in four of their last six games. The Oilers have struggled on the road this year as they have posted a 1-4 record away from Croy Gymnasium.
Wayne State comes in with a 2-9 record overall, but both wins have come in GLIAC play (2-6). The Warriors have dropped their past four contests as each was to the top four teams in the GLIAC North Division. WSU holds a 1-4 record at home this season.
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