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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 Jan 15, 2019
   The Foresters have 13 wins (62% wins) at this point of the 2018-19 season, averaging 82.43 points a game.  Their high game to date is 112 points versus Wright State-Lake (Oct 30).  They are allowing 77.86 points a game, for an average scoring margin of +4.57 points.  Their average margin in the first half of games played is +7.24, but in the second half it is -2.67.
   HU is scoring on 51.1% of their possessions, averaging 1.113 points per offensive possession and allowing their opponents 1.051 points per possession.  In Crossroads League games, the Foresters produce 1.037 points per possession while allowing their opponents 1.151 points per possession.   
   Huntington is providing 16.4 assists per game with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.445 overall (1.506 in League games).  The team is providing assists on 43.3% of their scoring possessions and 55.0% of their field goals.  They are experiencing turnovers on 15.3% of their possessions.
   HU is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per game with a rebound margin of -0.7 per game.  Their offensive rebounding efficiency is 21.5%, while their defensive rebounding efficiency is 74.6% (expressed as percent of total opportunity).   
   Caleb Middlesworth leads the team in scoring with 16.9 points a game.  Tyler Arens is second on the list with 15.8 points a game.  Konner Platt is third in scoring with 15.2 points a game.
   Many are contributing to the team's results:  25 points or more have been scored in a game 9 times by 3 different players; 20 points or more have been scored 23 times by 5 different players; 15 points or more have been scored in a game 46 times by 8 different players; 10 points or more have been scored 80 times by 9 different players.
   Outstanding production by individual Foresters to date this season:
     David Arens - 6' 7 Freshman, 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 - 7 boards (vs East-West), 4 points (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Wyatt Hughes - 12 points (vs East-West), 5 boards (vs Silver Lake) Season Stats
     Drew Johnson - 6' 5 Freshman, Pandora, Ohio (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Nick Macon - 19 points (at Concordia MI), 12 assists (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Caleb Middlesworth - 36 points (vs Manchester), 8 boards (at Marian) Season Stats
     Zac Owens - 31 points (vs Wright State-Lake), 9 boards (vs Bellevue) Season Stats
     Konner Platt - 24 points (vs Wright State-Lake), 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), 5 treys (vs Indiana-East) Season Stats
 
   The Foresters are shooting 48.5% from the field overall this season, including 40.9% from beyond the arc.  To date, they have been successful on 82.4% of their free throws.  They are holding their opponents to 45.0% from the field overall, including 36.4% from three-point range.
   In Crossroads League games, HU is shooting 44.7% from the field, including 39.7% from beyond the arc, and are making 79.0% of their free throws.  However, their opponents are shooting 48.3% from the field overall, including 36.6% from three-point range.   
   Caleb Middlesworth is the field goal percentage leader, shooting 54.8% from the field.  Tyler Arens is second in field goal percentage making 52.3% of his shots.  Zac Owens is third, putting in 50.5% of his field goal attempts.  (A minimum of 2 attempts-per-game average to qualify.)
   From beyond the arc, Caleb Middlesworth leads the team shooting 48.3% from downtown.  Peyton West is second from long range, making 46.9% of the shots.  Zac Owens is third, putting in 43.8% 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 89.1% of attempts.  Konner Platt has the next best percentage at the stripe, making 88.5%.  Caleb Middlesworth has the third best percentage, putting in 84.5% of his free throws.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   Rebounding is being led by Tyler Arens, pulling down 6.3 per game.  Peyton West is second, gathering in 4.9 per game.  Caleb Middlesworth is third on the rebounding list, getting 4.9 per game.
   The assist leader is Nick Macon, handing out 5.3 assists per game.  Peyton West is second in assists, providing 3.1 a game.  Third, Konner Platt is dishing out 2.7 per game.
   Tyler Arens has 16 blocks in 18 games this season to lead the team in that category.  Middlesworth has 9 blocks so far this season.  Nick Macon leads the team in steals with 26 in 16 games to date.
   Tyler Arens leads in double-doubles with 4 posted in 18 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.  Tyler Arens has scored 1,172 points in his HU career and now ranks #37 in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Konner Platt has put in 1,100 points during his HU career; he now ranks #41 in the 1,000 Point Club.
   Coach Ty Platt is in his 11th Season.  His overall record to date is 185-149 (55.4% wins).  His teams are 81-102 (44.3% 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 #10 in the Crossroads League.  The average win ratio of their non-conference opponents is 0.4464.  The strongest Non-CL Strength of Schedule in the Crossroads League is 0.6203 (St Francis).
   Season records, current League standing, and recent NAIA rating:      
            2018-19 Overall Record to Date: 13 - 8
            2018-19 League Record to Date: 3 - 6
            Current League Standing: 8th place
            1/8/19 NAIA D2 Poll Rating: No Votes
(Photos Courtesy of Huntington University)
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