Preview: Men's Basketball Hosts Russ DeVette/Holland Sentinel Classic

The Hope College men's basketball team is hosting the Russ DeVette/Holland Sentinel Classic this weekend at DeVos Fieldhouse that honors the Flying Dutchmen's former coach from 1948-77 and the college's relationship with its hometown daily newspaper.

Hope College and Olivet College will play John Carroll and Mount Union from the Ohio Athletic Conference.

SCHEDULE

Friday
5:30 p.m. Olivet vs. John Carroll. VIDEO | LIVE STATS
7:30 p.m. Hope vs. Mount Union. VIDEO | AUDIO | LIVE STATS
Saturday
1 p.m. Olivet vs. Mount Union. VIDEO | LIVE STATS
3 p.m. Hope vs. John Carroll. VIDEO | AUDIO | LIVE STATS

SEASON RECORDS

Hope: 4-5 overall
John Carroll: 8-1
Mount Union: 7-2
Olivet: 4-4 heading into December 28 game at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

HEAD COACHES

Hope: Greg Mitchell, 4th season
John Carroll: Pete Moran, 1st season
Mount Union: Mike Fuline, 7th season
Olivet: Steve Ernst, 2nd season

SERIES HISTORY

Hope is 2-0 against Mount Union. The Flying Dutchmen won the last meeting 79-71 in 2014 at the DeVette/Sentinel Classic. Hope is 4-0 vs. John Carroll. The Flying Dutchmen won the last meeting 85-72 last season in Ohio.

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The Russ DeVette Holiday Classic has been held since 1989. The Flying Dutchmen have won the DeVette Classic 20 times, including the past three seasons. The Holland Sentinel Community Tournament was launched in 2000. The Flying Dutchmen have been champions 10 times, including the past three seasons.

Game Program (PDF)

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