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Huntington Hoops Season Summary Huntington University Foresters

2018-19 Men's Basketball


Season: 
Go Foresters!

HU Head Coach
Ty Platt

Coach Platt

End of 2017-18 Season

Overall Coaching
Record: 172-141

Crossroads League
Record: 78-96

CL Tournament
Record: 3-9

NAIA Tournament
Record: 0-1


Forester Success
in Recent Years


      5 Conference Titles

      5 Tournament Titles

      7 NAIA Tournaments

         5 Sweet Sixteens

         2 Final Fours

         1 Runner Up

Intra-League Records
Over Past Ten Years


Crossroads League
Efficiency Ratings


Forester Season Update as of Feb 16, 2019
   The Foresters have 16 wins (53% wins) at this point of the 2018-19 season, averaging 81.33 points a game.  Their high game to date is 112 points versus Wright State-Lake (Oct 30).  They are allowing 78.50 points a game, for an average scoring margin of +2.83 points.  Their average margin in the first half of games played is +5.33, but in the second half it is -2.50.
   HU is scoring on 50.8% of their possessions, averaging 1.112 points per offensive possession and allowing their opponents 1.077 points per possession.  In Crossroads League games, the Foresters produce 1.073 points per possession while allowing their opponents 1.146 points per possession.   
   Huntington is providing 15.9 assists per game with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.450 overall (1.483 in League games).  The team is providing assists on 42.8% of their scoring possessions and 54.9% of their field goals.  They are experiencing turnovers on 15.0% of their possessions.
   HU is pulling down 33.3 rebounds per game with a rebound margin of -2.0 per game.  Their offensive rebounding efficiency is 20.2%, while their defensive rebounding efficiency is 74.5% (expressed as percent of total opportunity).   
   Konner Platt leads the team in scoring with 16.1 points a game.  Caleb Middlesworth and Zac Owens are second on the list with 15.9 points a game.  
   Many are contributing to the team's results:  25 points or more have been scored in a game 11 times by 4 different players; 20 points or more have been scored 31 times by 5 different players; 15 points or more have been scored in a game 67 times by 8 different players; 10 points or more have been scored 112 times by 9 different players.
   Outstanding production by individual Foresters to date this season:
     David Arens - 6' 7 , Sweetser, Ind. (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Tyler Arens - 36 points (vs Grace), 13 boards (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Spencer Ballinger - 15 points (at Goshen), 7 boards (vs Silver Lake) Season Stats
     James Gardner - 8 boards (vs Goshen), 6 points (at Grace) Season Stats
     Wyatt Hughes - 12 points (vs East-West), 5 boards (vs Bethel) Season Stats
     Drew Johnson - 6' 5 , Pandora, Ohio (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Caleb Middlesworth - 36 points (vs Manchester), 9 boards (vs Mt Vernon) Season Stats
     Zac Owens - 31 points (vs Wright St-Lake), 9 boards (vs Bellevue) Season Stats
     Konner Platt - 31 points (vs Bethel), 8 boards (vs Wright State-Lake) Season Stats
     Luke Reust - 4 points (vs Ohio-Chillicothe), 3 boards (vs Ohio-Chillicothe) Season Stats
     Riley Vitales - 1 points (vs Ohio-Chillicothe), 1 board (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Peyton West - 21 points (at Goshen), 13 boards (at St Xavier) Season Stats
     Andrew Yoder - 17 points (vs Indiana-East), 6 boards (vs Goshen) Season Stats
 
   The Foresters are shooting 48.1% from the field overall this season, including 41.1% from beyond the arc.  To date, they have been successful on 81.8% of their free throws.  They are holding their opponents to 46.0% from the field overall, including 37.6% from three-point range.
   In Crossroads League games, HU is shooting 45.9% from the field, including 40.7% from beyond the arc, and are making 79.9% of their free throws.  However, their opponents are shooting 48.3% from the field overall, including 38.7% from three-point range.   
   Caleb Middlesworth is the field goal percentage leader, shooting 51.6% from the field.  Spencer Ballinger is second in field goal percentage making 50.5% of his shots.  Zac Owens is third, putting in 49.7% of his field goal attempts.  (A minimum of 2 attempts-per-game average to qualify.)
   From beyond the arc, Peyton West leads the team shooting 49.2% from downtown.  Caleb Middlesworth is second from long range, making 44.4% of the shots.  Zac Owens is third, putting in 43.9% of the three-point attempts.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   At the line, Tyler Arens has the best percentage, sinking 90.3% of attempts.  Konner Platt has the next best percentage at the stripe, making 86.8%.  Zac Owens has the third best percentage, putting in 82.6% of his free throws.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   Rebounding is being led by Tyler Arens, pulling down 6.0 per game.  Peyton West is second, gathering in 5.1 per game.  Caleb Middlesworth is third on the rebounding list, getting 4.6 per game.
   The assist leader is Zac Owens, handing out 3.2 assists per game.  Peyton West is second in assists, providing 3.0 a game.  Third, Konner Platt is dishing out 2.6 per game.
   Tyler Arens has 19 blocks in Gms games this season to lead the team in that category.    Peyton West leads the team in steals with 30 in Gms games to date.
   Tyler Arens leads in double-doubles with 4 posted in Gms games this season.  In addition, Peyton West has 1 double-double as of the latest game played.  
   The Foresters have 2 active players in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Konner Platt has scored 1,262 points in his HU career and now ranks #31 in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Tyler Arens has put in 1,238 points during his HU career; he now ranks #33 in the 1,000 Point Club..
   Coach Ty Platt is in his 11th Season.  His overall record to date is 188-155 (54.8% wins).  His teams are 84-108 (43.8% wins) in regular season League games, and 3-10 (23.1% wins) in post-season play.
   At this point in the season, Huntington's Non-CL Strength of Schedule ranks #9 in the Crossroads League.  The average win ratio of HU's non-conference opponents to date is 0.512.  The strongest Non-CL Strength of Schedule in the Crossroads League is 0.612 (St Francis opponents).
   Season records, current League standing, recent NAIA coaches poll, and Massey statistical rating:      
            2018-19 Overall Record to Date: 16 - 14
            2018-19 League Record to Date: 6 - 12
            Final League Standing: 7th place
            2/5/19 NAIA D2 Poll Rating: No Votes
            2/17/19 Massey Rating: #35 (of 134 NAIA D2 Teams)
(Photos Courtesy of Huntington University)
Go Foresters

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