SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel men's basketball heads to Olathe, Kansas, Wednesday night for a Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup at MidAmerica Nazarene.
SERIES HISTORY The Pioneers won the first meeting between the two teams back in November breaking a 37-37 tie in the all-time series.
► Evangel heads back on the road Wednesday after a four-game homestand. The Crusaders head to MidAmerica Nazarene who enters on a five-game skid. The Pioneers won the first meeting between the two teams back in November breaking a 37-37 tie in the all-time series.
► During the four-game homestand, the Crusaders returned with a focus on rebounding and held a +2 margin on the boards. Freshmen Cade Coffman, Ike Egwu and Pavel Antonov have led Evangel with Egwu at 7.0 rpg, followed by Coffman at 6.2 and Antonov at 5.7 boards per game.
► The Crusaders have also done a better job in the assist-to-turnover category. Evangel is +3 going back to January 10 against Missouri Valley. The offensive effeciency has also improved since Jan. 10, with the Crusaders shooting above 40 percent from the field in every game but two that included a 37 percent performance in a win against Baker.
Evangel continues road action on Saturday at No. 17 Peru State. Tipoff from Peru, Nebraska is scheduled for 4 p.m.