The Blue Devils are coming off ablowout win over Stetson last Saturday. They do not play another top 50 kenpom team until Thursday, December 20 versus Texas Tech.
Calvin once defeated Hope 22 consecutive times until the second game in Hope was the first team to score points, winning in The most points was by Calvin - in The teams met five times in Hope won the series in the most unusual way. The fifth-game "rubber match" was played on a neutral floor in Aurora, Ill.
The teams have met 18 times in the MIAA tournament since it began in Hope owns a advantage and is when the game determined the tournament champion.
In , the Knights defeated the Flying Dutchmen in the tournament finals at Hope.
In , Hope defeated Calvin in the tournament final and in , Hope defeated Calvin In , Hope defeated Calvin in the title tilt. In , Calvin defeated Hope in the final.
In , Calvin defeated Hope in the championship final. In Calvin defeated Hope in the title game. In , Calvin defeated Hope in the championship game.
In , Calvin defeated Hope in the first round. The teams have met six times in the NCAA playoffs with Calvin winning four of the six — ot in , in , ot in and in Hope posted back-to-back victories in and There have been 12 overtime games with each team having won six overtime games. Hope coach Greg Mitchell vs.
Calvin since is Calvin coach Kevin Vande Streek versus Hope since is Calvin owned a advantage in the 43 years of play at the Calvin Fieldhouse from the season through the season. Hope hosted Calvin at the Holland Civic Center for 51 years thru , Hope owning a advantage.
Hope won the first meeting and again in an NCAA tournament game Hope is versus Calvin at DeVos Fieldhouse. Hope holds a edge over Calvin inside the facility. Calvin owns a advantage when the game is played on a neutral floor.