No. 4 men's basketball treks to Wooster Saturday

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HANOVER, Ind. – The No. 4 Hanover men's basketball team will look for its first 4-0 start in over 10 years when they travel to face Wooster (Ohio) this weekend.

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THE TEAMS: Hanover has carried momentum form one of its best seasons in program history last year with a 3-0 start in 2017-18. The Panthers went 26-4 last season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time in program history. The Panthers are coming off an 83-47 victory at Spalding (Ky.) this past Tuesday.

Wooster, the winningest NCAA Division III men's basketball program in the 2000's, is off to a 2-1 start this season after falling 90-57 to No. 19 St. John Fisher (N.Y.) last time out. The Fighting Scots appeared in the NCAA National Tournament last season, dropping their first round contest to North Central (Ill.), inside Hanover's Collier Arena. Wooster however, is 2-0 at home this season.

THE COACHES: The Panthers will have a familiar face on the bench this season, as Jon Miller ('97) returns for his 10th season at the helm of his alma mater. Miller recorded his 200th career coaching victory last season and currently holds a 153-90 record at HC.

Wooster will rely on longtime head coach Steve Moore to guide the squad again in 2017-18. Moore, in his 37th year as a collegiate head coach, has posted an 802-233 record, including a 715-168 mark with the Fighting Scots.

LAST TIME OUT: Hanover recorded its second 30-plus point victory of the season in its last outing at Spalding, winning 83-47. The Panthers tallied over 80 points for the third time this year, while holding its second of three 2017-18 opponents to under 50 points. Senior Wes McKinney (Batesville, Ind.) scored a team-high 18 points. Juniors Cam Fails (Mason, Ohio) and Nick White (New Albany, Ind.), along with sophomore Kevin Williams (Edinburgh, Ind.), all scored in double figures as well.  

UP NEXT: The Blue and Red will return home for its first game inside Collier Arena next Wednesday, Nov. 29. The Panthers will welcome Ohio Wesleyan for a 7:30 p.m. tip next Wednesday.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu