• The Washburn Ichabods return from Las Vegas after an undefeated weekend to open the home slate against Peru State on Nov. 12 in Topeka.
• Washburn topped Rollins 65-42 on Nov. 8 and Cal. State-San Bernardino 78-74 the following day to open the season 2-0.
• Peru State enters the game with a 1-2 record after falling 93-85 to St. Mary last time out.
• The Washburn Ichabods have won 501 games since becoming a member of the NCAA Division II ranks prior to the start of the 1989-89 season - which is the most by any member of the MIAA during that stretch.
• Peru State will start a five-game homestand for the Ichabods.
• With the win over Rollins in the season opener, Washburn improved to 76-32-1 all-time in its season-opening basketball games.
• Under head coach Bob Chipman the Ichabods improved 31-4 all-time in their first game of the season with the win over the Tars.
• The Ichabods are 28-1 all-time in home openers. The only loss was to Park in an 89-88 on Nov. 16, 1990.
• The Ichabods will open MIAA play on Dec. 5 at Southwest Baptist.
Ichabods on Radio
Washburn games will be broadcast on 106.9 KTPK FM radio with Mark Elliott and Jake Lebahn calling the action. The game will also be streamed live on the wusports.com website by following the listen live links on the men's basketball schedule page.
Washburn Ichabod head basketball coach Bob Chipman
• is in his 35th season at the helm of the Ichabods.
• a 1973 graduate of Kansas State earning both his undergraduate and master's degree in Manhattan.
• is 742-304 overall.
• has 501 wins since the Ichabods joined the MIAA, the most of any conference school since the 1989-90 season.
• has led the Ichabods to 12 MIAA regular season titles and a MIAA-coaching tops of five postseason MIAA tournament championships.
• has led the Ichabods to 12 NCAA National Tournament appearances.
• in home games, he is 428-79 going 375-68 in Lee Arena.
• is second in all-time coaching victories in active NCAA Division II coaches.
• his 742 coaching wins is 22nd in all-time NCAA coaches at all levels.
• led the Ichabods to the 1987 NAIA National Championship and a 2001 NCAA National game, which was later vacated by Kentucky Wesleyan.
• Chipman played for legendary coach Jack Hartman earning two letters.
Peru State head basketball coach Troy Katen
• is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Bobcats and is 28-124.
• prior to his stint at CMU, Katen spent five years at Hastings College.
• is 0-4 against the Ichabods.
Ichabod Player Notes
#3 • Jeff Reid • Averaged 9.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while hitting all four free throws in two games in Las Vegas.
#4 • Andy Wilson • Averaged 11.5 minutes per game scoring six points hitting 2 of 5 3-pointers in his first action as an Ichabod.
#5 • Korey Fisher • Averaged 2.5 rebounds per game with three assists and two steals after the first weekend of play.
#11 • Kyle Wiggins • His eight assists after two games lead the Ichabods while adding 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
#13 • Chris Deanes • Averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game after his first weekend of action as an Ichabod.
#14 • Christian Ulsaker • Recorded a career-high 15 points in the season opener against Rollins while hitting a career-high six field goals.
#15 • Evan Robinson • Had a rebound and an assist in his first action at Washburn after redshirting the 2012-13 season.
#21 • Chris Davis • Recorded five assists with a team-high five steals in two games in Las Vegas.
#22 • Alex North • Recorded his third double double of the season against CSU-San Bernardino with 13 points and 13 rebounds … the 13 rebounds were a career high.
#24 • Stephon Drane • Recorded five rebounds going 4 of 6 from the free throw line in the first two games making a pair of starts.
#31 • Leon Flowers • Has gone 4 of 7 from the field hitting his only 3-pointer of the season averaging 5.0 ppg.
#32 • Dalton Abel • Played three minutes in the season opener against Rollins.
#34 • Jeremy Lickteig • Played five minutes against Rollins.
#42 • Colton Anderson • Hit 1 of 2 shots from the field in the season opener against Rollins.
Last Time Out For The Ichabods
Washburn 78, CSU-San Bernardino 74 • Nov. 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Washburn Ichabod basketball team trailed by three at the half and by as many as seven in the second half but rallied to pull out a 78-74 win over CSU-San Bernardino in its second of two game in Las Vegas.
With the Ichabods (2-0) trailing by seven in the second half at 49-42 with 14:49 remaining in the game a 3-pointer by Christian Ulsaker triggered a 11-4 Washburn run which tied the score with a free throw by Chris Deanes with 10:18 to play at 53. The teams battled back and forth until a traditional 3-point play by Deanes put the Ichabods up for good as Washburn stretched its lead to six at 64-58 with 7:56 to play. The Coyotes (0-1) cut the lead to two, but the Ichabods again pushed the lead back to seven at 73-66 after a free throw by Deanes with 3:03 left.
However the Coyotes came back again and trimmed the margin to two with 18 seconds left at 76-74, but Alex North hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds and the Coyotes missed two 3-pointers in the final eight seconds as the Ichabods improved to 2-0 on the season.
Kyle Wiggins led the Ichabods with 19 points pacing four Ichabods in double figures. Deanes had 16 points while North and Jeff Reid each had 13. North added 13 rebounds for his third double double of his career. Reid finished with nine rebounds.
Lacy Haddock had 15 to lead the Coyotes.
Washburn outrebounded the Coyotes 43 to 42 with 10 offensive rebounds. Washburn forced the Coyotes into 15 turnovers leading to 16 points.
About Peru State
• The Bobcats are 1-2 this season after coming off a pair of losses at the HAAC/KCAC Classic.
• Peru State lost to Ottawa 88-85 and 93-63 to Saint Mary.
• The Bobcats' lone win this season came in a 74-65 victory over AIB College of Business on Nov. 2.
• Nate Bohy leads the team with a 25.3 ppg average while also averaging a team-high 7.7 rpg.
• Kody Kirkpatrick and Tomie Aromona also are averaging double figures with 15.0 ppg and 11.0 ppg respectively.
• The Bobcats were 12-18 last season.
Series History With Peru State
• Washburn leads the all-time series 11-1.
• Washburn has won the last eight games in the series.
• The lone win for the Bobcats in the series came on Dec. 20, 1962 in a 60-54 win on the road.
Last Time Out For Peru State
As was the case on Friday night, the game between the Spires and Peru State was close throughout, too. In the both halves, there were seven lead changes.
In the first 20 minutes, the largest lead in the first five minutes was 13-10 Peru State after Bohy made a bucket at the 15:12 mark. USM would go on a 16-8 run to take their largest lead of the half at 26-21 with 9:03 left and late had the same lead at 28-23.
After that point, over the course of the next seven minutes, it was the Bobcat show. Peru State had an 18-5 run to build their largest lead of the game, leading by ten at 43-33 following a field goal by Christensen on an assist from Bohy with 1:41 remaining in the half.
The Spires did close the gap to five at halftime with Peru State leading 45-40 after the first 20 minutes.
USM regained the lead in the second half within the first two minutes and then the teams traded buckets with ties at 52, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65, and finally at 69 with 6:55 left in the game. After that tie, USM took the lead for good and eventually led by 11 before Bohy hit a trey at the end of game to make the final score 93-85.
Last Meeting With Peru State
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The No. 2-ranked Washburn Ichabods opened the 2012-13 season with an 85-52 win over Peru State on Wednesday night in Lee Arena.
Washburn improved to 28-1 in home openers in Lee Arena as the Ichabods led from start to finish in the first half minus the lone tie at 2-2 as the Ichabods shot 49 percent from the field hitting 16 of 33 shots in the first half while holding the Bobcats to 9 of 34 shooting in the stanza for a 27 percent mark.
Washburn (1-0) led by as many as 22 in the first half taking the 42-20 lead into the halftime break after an Ichabod steal by Martin Mitchell and a lay up by Will McNeill who led the Ichabods with 12 first half points.Bobby Chipman scored eight points with nine rebounds in the first half playing only 10 minutes after picking up three first half fouls.
In the second half, the Ichabods continued their hot shooting from the first half to hit 17 of 34 shots from the field as they forced the Bobcats (2-2) into 10 second half turnovers leading to 11 points off Peru State miscues as the Bobcats would get no closer than 21 in the second half as Washburn would lead by as many as 33 points with under 10 seconds to play.
McNeill finished with a game-high 19 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field with eight rebounds and three steals playing 26 minutes. Chipman recorded his third career double double with 15 points and a career-high tying 12 rebounds. Kyle Wiggins came off the bench to score 12 points as all 10 Ichabods in uniform scored.
Derrick Williams led the Bobcats with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Washburn had a 48 to 39 advantage on the glass forcing 21 total Bobcat turnovers leading to 25 points for the Ichabods.
Ichabods in the national rankings
The Ichabods did not receive any votes in the latest NABC Top 25 coaches poll which was released on March 12. The Ichabods have been in the top 25 a total of 98 times since joining the NCAA ranks and they have been voted in the top 10 a total of 51 times since the 1989-90 season.
Ichabod Basketball History
• The Ichabods are 1452-975-4 (.591) all-time in the 109th year in the program's history.
• Washburn is the eighth-winningest program in NCAA Division II history by victories.
• Washburn is the winningest MIAA program since the 1989-90 season with an overall record of 501-224.
Home sweet home
• The Ichabods are 375-68 (.848) all-time in Lee Arena.
• The 2013-14 season marks the 29th season of play in Lee Arena.
• The Ichabods recorded a school-best 28-game winning streak from Nov. 19, 1993 to Feb. 8, 1995 in Lee Arena.
• Washburn will continue the five-game homestand with Kansas Wesleyan on Nov. 18. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 19, however it was moved forward a day because of the Ichabod volleyball team will be hosting the first round of the MIAA postseason tournament.
• The Ichabods will open MIAA play on Dec. 5 at Southwest Baptist.