No. 2 Washburn Ichabods Return To Action Monday Against Swedes

By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

The No. 2-ranked Washburn Ichabods continue the season on Monday, Nov. 19 when they will host Bethany. The Ichabods won their opener 85-52 over Peru State while the Swedes are 3-0 entering a weekend classic at Baker. The Swedes lost 84-44 to Fort Hays State on Nov. 13 in an exhibition game.

Opening Tip . . .
Game Notes: Washburn | Bethany
Date: Nov. 19, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Topeka, Kan.
Arena: Lee Arena (3,904)
Radio: KTPK 106.9 FM
Online Audio: Through (free)
Online Video: none
Television: none
Live Stats: Through
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Series: WU leads 10-6

Bod Quick notes
• This is the 107th season of Ichabod basketball.
• The Ichabods are ranked No. 2 in the NABC preseason top 25 coaches poll and the coaches pick to win the MIAA this season. Washburn was No. 4 in the Bulletin Preseason Poll.
• The preseason ranking is the highest the Ichabods have been tabbed in the preseason poll since they were selected No. 3 during the 2004-05 initial top 25 poll.

Ichabods on radio
Washburn basketball games can be heard live on KTPK 106.9 FM. The game can also be heard on the internet at by following the “Live Audio” link on the basketball schedule page. Mark Elliott will have the call on the radio with Jake Lebahn providing color commentary.

The coaches
Washburn Ichabod head basketball coach Bob Chipman
• He is in his 34th season at the helm of the Ichabods.
• Ichabod head coach Bob Chipman is a 1973 graduate of Kansas State earning both his undergraduate and master's degree in Manhattan.
• He is 722-296 overall.
• He has 481 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 tournament championships.
• He has led the Ichabods to 12 NCAA National Tournament appearances.
• In home games, he is 418-77 going 365-66 in Lee Arena.
• He is second in all-time coaching victories in active NCAA Division II coaches.
• His 722 coaching wins is 25th in all-time NCAA coaches at all levels.
• He 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.
• He is 4-0 against Bethany.

Bethany head coach Clair Oleen. . .
• is in his 20th season as head coach of the men's program at Bethany and has 258
wins as the men's coach.
• He also was head coach of the Bethany women for 12 years prior to his 20-year
run as the men's coach. Under Oleen, Bethany has won three KCAC Tournament Championships and qualified for three NAIA National Tournaments.
• The 2003 team played in the NAIA National Championship game, finishing as national runners-up.
• That year Oleen was honored as the NAIA Division II Coach of the Year
• is 0-2 against the Ichabods.

Last time out for the Ichabods • #2 Washburn 85, Peru State 52 • 11/14/12
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 seond 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.

About Bethany
• Bethany College returns one starter from a team that went 14-16 last year and 11-7 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
• Trey Beachum is the lone returning starter, who averaged 13.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last year.
• The Swedes are 3-0 prior to taking part in the Baker Classic Nov. 16-17 where they will face Baker and Haskell.
• The game against the Ichabods will count as an exhibition game for the Swedes.

Series history with Bethany
• The Ichabods and the Swedes have met only twice since March 2, 1989 in the first round of the NAIA District 10 playoffs with the Ichabods winning 91-63.
• The Ichabods lead the series 10-6 and have won the last six games.
• The first meeting was during the 1914-15 season with the Ichabods picking up a 48-30 win.
• Washburn won the last meeting on Nov. 23, 2009 in Lee Arena 86-59.

Last meeting with Bethany
Nov. 23, 2009 -- TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Washburn Ichabods shot 56 percent in the second half turning a 1-point halftime lead into a 27-point win over Bethany Monday night in Lee Arena in an 86-59 victory.
After leading at the break 33-32, the Ichabods came out of the locker room on a 15-2 run over the first seven minutes of the half opening a 48-34 lead. The Ichabods would go on to lead as many as 29 in the second half as they held the Swedes to 8 of 21 shooting in the half for a 38 percent clip. The Ichabods jumped from a 38 percent average in the first half (11 of 29) to 18 of 32 in the second half for a 56 percent mark.
Washburn trailed by as many as nine in the game at 19-10 as the Swedes came out hitting 7 of their first 8 shots including both 3-point attempts. A 14-2 run by the Ichabods pushed Washburn to the 1-point lead.
Logan Stutz had a career high 21 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the field to go along with seven rebounds. He led a total of five Ichabods in double figures as Maurice Colter (15), Dezahn Otis (12), De'Andre Washington (11) and William McNeill (10) all reach double digits. McNeill added a game-high nine rebounds.
Clayton Goggins led the Swedes with 15 points.
The Ichabods outrebounded the Swedes 40 to 24 and forced 22 turnovers leading to 23 points. The Ichabods were also 24 of 29 from the free throw line compared to 12 of 16 for Bethany. .

Bod bits
• Will McNeill was named a preseason All-American by the Basketball Times. He is the first Ichabod to receive preseason All-American honors since Travis Robbins prior to the 2004-05 season.
• The Ichabods improved to 28-1 in home openers including a win in last year's first game of the season with their win over Peru State.
• Washburn's only loss in the first game of the season in Lee Arena came on Nov. 16, 1990 when the Ichabods lost to Friends 89-88.
• In season openers, the Ichabods improved to 74-32-1 all-time in season openers.
• Under head coach Bob Chipman the Ichabods improved 30-4.
• The three freshman on the Ichabod roster (Khai Hutchinson, Evan Robinson and Colton Anderson) are all redshirting this season.

Bod tweets . . . 140-character or less notes on the Ichabods
• The Ichabods led for 39:40 of the game against Peru State #Domination
• That translates to 99.2 percent of the game #MathFact
• Will McNeill is 11th on all-time scoring chart with 1,179 points #Buckets
• He needs 37 points to pass Jemi Johnson for 10th #TopTen
• Bobby Chipman's 182 3-point attempts is 25th in school history #FromWayDowntown
• Will McNeill's 325 free throw attempts is sixth at Washburn #GetToTheLine
• He needs 14 to pass Ryan Murphy for fifth on the list #GoodCompany
• Will McNeill's 168 career steals is first at Washburn #NoBodyInFrontOfHim
• The MIAA record for career steals is 383 by Eddin Santiago #FastHands
• Alex North's 11 rebounds against Peru State tied career high #GlassMan
• Martin Mitchell had five assists against Peru State for ninth career game with at least five #Distribution

Ichabod Basketball HIstory
• Washburn is 1,432-969-2 all-time in 2,402 games played
• The 2012-13 season is Washburn's 107th of basketball.
• Washburn is the ninth-winningest program in NCAA Division II history.
• The Ichabods are 481-212 since joining the NCAA Division II ranks, which is the most wins by any program in the MIAA since the 1989-90 season.
• Washburn has won ten MIAA regular season championships and 21 conference championships in school history.
• The Ichabods previously won the MIAA regular season championship in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2012.

Home sweet home
• The Ichabods are 365-66 (.848) all-time in Lee Arena.
• The 2012-13 season marks the 28th 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.

Up Next
Washburn will have a quick turnaround after taking on Bethany on Monday as the Ichabods will face Rockhurst in the Sprint Center in Kansas City the following day at 2 p.m. The game will have free admission in the game with the Hawks. Washburn will then travel to the St. Mary's Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, Texas to face the host squad on Nov. 23 and then take on Minnesota-Duluth on the following day. The Ichabods will return home to face Bellevue on Dec. 1 and then open MIAA play on Dec. 6 against Southwest Baptist in Topeka.

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