Conference semifinal preview: Men’s basketball

Freshman F Nick Felke looks for a lane to attack. LOUIS BUBALA

Opponent: College of Wooster

Record (overall): 21-4

Record (NCAC): 16-2

Seed: #1

National rank: #12

DePauw’s 2018-19 record against: 0-2

Scores of previous games: 71-103



Date: Friday, Feb. 22

Location: College of Wooster

Team summary: Wooster is the highest ranked team in the NCAC, and one of the best programs in the country, as they have won 13 of the past 22 NCAC championships and reached the championship in another seven. They are led by junior guard Danyon Hempy, who is second in the NCAC with 20.3 points per game and also leads the team in assists. Senior Reece Duplar is possibly the best secondary scorer in the NCAC, as he is fourth in the conference with 16.6 points per game.

Key to the game: Stop Hempy and Dupler. Last time DePauw faced off with Wooster, the duo scored 49 of the team’s 81 points. If the ball is forced out of the guards’ hands and into the hands of Wooster’s forwards, DePauw will have a chance to grind a victory out.