LIMA - The University of Northwestern Ohio men's basketball team opened the 2011-12 season with an 82-76 win over Owens Community College in an exhibition game.Johnny Elliott led four players in double figures with 26 points. Todd Watkins added 12 points, and Dustin Guthrie and Drew Moore each added 11.
The Racers play a second exhibition game against the University of Toledo at Savage Hall on November 3. They open the regular season November 1 at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and the home schedule tips off at 7 p.m. November 15 against Adrian College.
UNOH has 14 home dates scheduled, highlighted by a dates against defending national champion Cornerstone University on January 21, preseason Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference favorite Davenport University on February 11, and a crosstown rivalry matchup with OSU-Lima/Rhodes State on December 19.