A few weeks ago, the Kansas Wesleyan men were probably looking at Saturday’s road game at McPherson College as a breather as they are in a tense battle to host a KCAC Tournament first-round game.
But given the recent events, the Bulldogs are front and center on the Coyotes’ radar.
The teams meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sport Center, with the women’s game starting the evening at 5:00.
Kansas Wesleyan is tied for second place in the KCAC at 13-6, now just a game back of Southwestern. The Moundbuilders shockingly have lost four in a row after being 14-1 and there’s now a horserace with three games left to play.
The Bulldogs were just 1-10 the first time through the KCAC, but have gone 4-4 since. They have upset Friends and Tabor, as well as defeated Sterling and York this time around. Overall the Bulldogs are 7-19.
In the women’s game, the Bulldogs can get back to .500 in KCAC play as they are 9-10, 13-13 overall. Wesleyan has been a thorn in their side in recent meetings and the Coyotes are 11-8 in the KCAC and 14-13 overall.
A Mac win, coupled with an Ottawa loss against Southwestern, would clinch a KCAC playoff spot for the Bulldogs.