Huntington has made 7 NAIA Tournament appearances, playing in the Championship game twice. In 2000, they lost to College of the Ozarks, on their Home court, in overtime. In 2006, they lost again to College of the Ozarks, on their Home court, finishing as the Runner-Up.
In 2003, The Foresters reached the Elite Eight, losing to Northwestern, the eventual Champion. HU reached the Sweet Sixteen in both 2002 and 2004. In 2005 and 2007 they were upset in the First Round. After a seven-year absence, the Foresters are back.
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Shane Merryman leads the team in scoring with 21.4 points a game; Derek Hinen is second with 13.1 points a game; T J Short is third with 12.3 points a game.
Forester rebounding is being led by Shane Merryman with 7.9 per game. Alec Peterson has 6.1 boards a contest; T J Short has averaged 4.3 rebounds.
The assist leader is Derek Hinen with 5.19 per game. Shane Merryman is second in assists with 2.45 a game, and T J Short is third with 2.23 assists per game.
The Foresters are shooting 49.8% from the field, including 39.5% from beyond the arc, and have connected on 74.6% of their free throws which ranks #3 among CL teams.
Huntington is allowing their opponents just 44.3% from the field overall (35.2% from three-point range).
As of March 5, the Foresters ranked #2 among all NAIA D2 teams in Total Rebound Defense. They were #7 in Average Scoring Defense (65.5) and #8 in Field Goal (49.8%) and Three-Point Shooting (39.5%).
Individually, Alec Peterson ranked #7 among all NAIA D2 players in Blocks per Game (1.9) and #13 in Total Blocks (46). Drew Benedict ranked #10 in Assist/Turnover Ratio (3.22). Shane Merryman ranked #13 in Total Scoring (663) and #16 in Points per Game (21.4). Derek Hinen ranked #16 in Total Assists (161) and #16 in Assists per Game (5.19). T J Short ranked #18 in Three-Point Shooting (44.6%).