Opponents have shot nearly 10 percent better over the last two games from beyond the arc in comparison to the rest of the season against Baker. The Wildcats will need to adjust quickly as Benedictine (13-6, 6-3 HAAC) is ranked No. 32 nationally with 6.4 three-point field goals made per game.
The Baker men’s basketball team (8-12, 4-6 HAAC) is coming off one of its best stretches of the season, after defeating rival MidAmerica Nazarene University and Graceland University this past week.
“Any time you can win two games in a row in this league it’s a real confidence booster for our guys,” said head coach Brett Ballard. “Over this past month we’ve played some of our best basketball yet. I hope everyone can get out here on Thursday night and check out the game.”
Jaris Wommack leads all Baker scorers with 16.6 points per game and ranks 12th nationally with a 45 percent three-point field goal percentage. Andre Strozier is the only other Wildcat averaging in double figures with 11.7 points per game.
Watch coach Ballard’s pregame interview here
The Baker athletic department is also hosting an “Orange Out for Hunger” event on Thursday evening. Fans who wear Baker orange and bring canned goods for the Baldwin City Food Pantry will be eligible for two chances to win a bookstore gift certificate. View full details on the event by clicking here
A live telecast of the women's game can be viewed here
A live telecast of the men's game can be viewed here