Macomb (Ill.) — The Iowa Wesleyan men’s basketball team will get their toughest test arguably in school history tonight when the Tigers travel to Macomb, Illinois to scrap with Division I Western Illinois in a nonconference bout.
The Leathernecks, who compete in the Summit League, are 2-0 on the season with wins over Culver-Stockton and Big 10 foe Nebraska.
Sandwiched in between those wins are two exhibition matchups against Illinois-Springfield and Monmouth, both of which were easy victories.
Former Pleasant Valley standout Will Carius leads the ‘Necks in scoring average 15 points per game and four boards.
Ex-Wapello Indian Trenton Massner is scoring 14.5 points per game, which is second on Western Illinois.
Operating as an NAIA independent, Wesleyan is off to a 2-5 with wins over Waldorf and Hannibal-LaGrange.
Kaleb Cresswell and Alex Dentlinger lead a balanced scoring attack that will look to find some footing tonight in albeit a tough matchup.
Following tonight, the Tigers will play in the Waldorf University Classic over the weekend.
Tonight’s tilt will begin at 6:00 p.m. and you can listen on FM 105.5 and kilj.com