GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's basketball team will travel to Wis.- Whitewater on Friday for a non-conference matchup at 7 p.m.
The Teams: The Warhawks are 5-0 overall on the season. The Knights bring a 4-3 overall record into the competition.
The Coaches: Pat Miller is in his 18thyear as the head men's basketball coach at Wis.-Whitewater.A four-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Miller has led the Warhawks to two NCAA Division III national championships.Overall, Miller has led the Warhawks to six WIAC regular season championships, four league tournament titles and nine NCAA Tournament appearances. Miller is a 1989 graduate of UW-Whitewater and played three seasons. In the 1988-89 season, he was a co-captain of the team that won a national championship. On October 14, 2006, Coach Miller was inducted into the UW-Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as a player.
Kevin Vande Streek is in his 22nd year as the head men's basketball coach at Calvin College and in his 28th year as a collegiate coach overall. In 26 years as a head coach, Vande Streek has compiled an overall won-loss record of 504-260. As a coach at Calvin, he has produced a record of 411-180 and is the all-time leader for victories by a Calvin men's basketball coach. He has led Calvin to nine MIAA regular season titles, 10 trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament, two appearances in the NCAA Division III semifinals and one national championship. He attended Ripon College in Wisconsin for a year, where he played one year of varsity basketball, before transferring to Dordt in Sioux Center, Iowa, where he was a three-year varsity player. He graduated from Dordt in 1981 and went on to earn a master's degree in physical education from the University of South Dakota in 1986.
The Players: For the Warhawks, Derek Rongstad leads the team with a 13.8 scoring average. Another leading scorer is Melvin Brown, Jr. with a 12.6 scoring average.
For the Knights, Derek DeVries leads the team with a 31.8 three-point average, a 93.5 free throw average, a 6.0 rebound average and an 18.0 scoring average.
Coverage: Live stats and live video of the game will be available on Wis.- Whitewater's website at uwwsports.com.
Social Media: Follow Calvin College athletics on social media. The Knights have presence on Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat (@CalvinAthletics) as well as Twitter (@CalvinKnights).
Up Next: The Knights will take on Wis.- Oshkosh on Saturday at 3 p.m.