The Nebraska Wesleyan men’s basketball team is posting some eye popping numbers and wins in the process. The Prairie Wolves are 7-2 with a five game winning streak and are averaging 99 points per game.
Wesleyan coach Dale Wellman says it begins with an aggressive defense that is designed to produce 15 to 20 more shots per game than their opponents.
“One way that we do that is through deflections, turnovers, steals and those usually lead to easy shots and quick shots”, said Wellman. ” We are trying to get 90 possessions per game so our defense really does help out our offense and that is why we press for 40 minutes, even on misses.”
Wellman traces the fast start to the second half of his initial season at the helm when the Prairie Wolves won 11 of 16 games after Christmas.
“We had a lot of experience returning and it definitely helped us.”
Nebraska Wesleyan is 3-1 in the Great Plains Conference and will return to action on Saturday by hosting Briar Cliff.