INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The men's basketball season is underway for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Hanover College sits atop the conference leaderboard after kicking off the season with a 3-1 start. The Panthers started their season with three straight wins over Spalding, Akron-Wayne and Kent State-Tuscarawas. In three games for the Panthers, freshman Zach Harp averaged 17.0 points per game and is currently the highest scoring freshman in the HCAC.
The freshman tallied 18 points against Spalding, 20 points against Akron-Wayne and 12 points against Kent State-Tuscarawas in a 3-0 start for Hanover. Harp shot 52.9 percent from the field and 60 percent from behind the arc to begin his collegiate career last week.
The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers have notched wins agaisnt LaGrange and Fontbonne to begin the season with a 2-1 record. The Engineers have been led by junior guard Ryuji Aoki. Aoki averages 12.7 points per game and 2.3 assists per game to begin the season.
Bluffton currently sits with a 1-1 overal record in the conference standings, while four teams currently rank in a tie for fourth with a 1-2 record to begin the 2018-19 campaign.