BEREA, Ohio—The Baldwin Wallace University men's basketball team was picked to finish third in the 2016-17 Ohio Athletic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll.
BW, who was picked sixth a season ago, was selected third of 10 teams with 60 points. The Yellow Jackets were behind defending OAC Tournament champion John Carroll University and OAC regular season champion Marietta College as they tied for first with 77 points each. The University of Mount Union was fourth with 54 points and Ohio Northern University was fifth with 50 points.
"We are very excited about the experienced players we have returning and equally excited about our ten newcomers," said second-year Head Coach Tom Heil. "While it is flattering to be picked third we know that every OAC game is a challenge to win and we look forward to consistent improvement throughout the season."
Heil, who has a 38-18 career record in his two seasons as a head coach, returns 11 letterwinners that includes all five starters from a last year's squad that posted a 16-11 overall mark and a 10-8 OAC record. Last season, the Yellow Jackets advanced to the OAC Tournament semifinals.
BW begins the 2016-17 campaign on Tuesday, November 15 when it travels to Cleveland to face cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University in a non-conference game inside Horsburgh Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. BW opens OAC play on Saturday, December 3 when they host Marietta College in the Ursprung Gymnasium.
March 14, 2017 Brandy and Battle Earn Academic All-OAC Honors
February 25, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls to #8 Marietta in OAC Championship Game
February 23, 2017 Kuhn and Battle Named to All-OAC Men’s Basketball Team
February 23, 2017 Men’s Basketball Defeats Muskingum to Advance to OAC Championship Game
February 21, 2017 Men’s Basketball Upsets Ohio Northern in OAC Quarterfinals
February 18, 2017 Men’s Basketball Wins Regular Season Finale at Wilmington
February 15, 2017 Men’s Basketball Defeats Mount Union on Senior and Parents’ Night
February 11, 2017 Men’s Basketball Holds Off Capital for OAC Victory
February 8, 2017 Quiring, Colombo and Clark All Part of the BW Versus JCU Rivalry
February 8, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls to OAC and Cross-Town Rival John Carroll
February 4, 2017 Men’s Basketball Beats Otterbein to Earn Season Series Sweep
February 1, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls to Ohio Northern in OAC Game
January 28, 2017 Men’s Basketball Drops OAC Contest at #15 Marietta
January 25, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls at Heidelberg
January 21, 2017 Men’s Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller Versus Muskingum
January 18, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls at Cross-Town Rival John Carroll
January 11, 2017 Men’s Basketball Falls at Ohio Northern
January 7, 2017 Fetherolf Leads BW to OAC Victory Versus Wilmington
January 4, 2017 Men’s Basketball Drops OAC Contest at Mount Union
December 30, 2016 Men’s Basketball Drops Consolation Game in BW Holiday Invitational
December 17, 2016 Men’s Basketball Drops OAC Contest to Capital
December 14, 2016 Six Yellow Jackets Score in Double Figures in Men’s Basketball Victory
December 10, 2016 No. 24 Men’s Basketball Falls to Muskingum in Overtime Thriller
December 7, 2016 No. 24 Men’s Basketball Beats Heidelberg in Comeback Fashion
December 3, 2016 No. 20 Men’s Basketball Falls to No. 4 Marietta in a Tale of Halves
November 30, 2016 Men’s Basketball Selected No. 20 in First Weekly D3Hoops.com poll
November 14, 2016 Men’s Basketball Seeks OAC Title in 2016-17
November 9, 2016 Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule
November 2, 2016 Men’s Basketball Picked Third in OAC Coaches Preseason Poll