MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - At 11:20 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 18, Wesleyan University men's basketball head coach Joe Reilly will appear on the FOX 61 Sports Ticket alongside Joe D'Ambrosio as they discuss the 2018-19 season.
After opening the year at 3-3, Reilly's squad has played excellent since early December and are 9-1 in their last 10 games includuing three-consecutive wins over top-25 teams from Jan. 5 to Jan. 12 -- then-No. 24 Middlebury (80-77), then-No. 6 Hamilton (73-69), and then-No. 24 Amherst (62-60).
Following an 83-57 rout of Pine Manor College on Thursday night, Wesleyan improved to 12-4 overall. They are also 3-1 in the ultra-competitive NESCAC as they currently sit second in the standings. The Cardinals are led offensively by sophomore guard Austin Hutcherson who ranks second in the league in points (19.7/game). Additionally, senior guard Jordan Bonner ranks third in rebounds (9.8/game) and Jordan James leads the NESCAC in field goal percentage (67.1%).
Wesleyan will head to New London, Conn. on Saturday, Jan. 19 for a conference showdown scheduled for 3 p.m.