Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall) v #9 Washington (Mo.) (3-0 Overall) & Case Western Reserve (0-3 Overall)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (1-0 Overall) v #9 Washington (Mo.) (3-0 Overall) & Case Western Reserve (0-3 Overall)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 5 pm - Harrington Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 3 pm - Harrington Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

This Weekend's Tournament: Ohio Northern will travel to Cinncinnati for the Mount Saint Joseph Tip-Off Classic over the weekend ... Northern will face #9 Washington (Mo.) on Saturday and Case Western Reserve on Sunday ... Mt. St. Joseph will play Case on Saturday and Washington on Sunday ... ONU is coming off a 106-94 season-opening victory at Defiance on Monday ... Junior Ryan Bruns scored a career-high 36 points and senior Nate Burger had a career-high 30 points to lead Ohio Northern ... Senior Joey DiOrio scored 18 and junior Daniel Donner added 10 points for ONU ... Bruns added 10 rebounds for his 38th career double-double and Burger added a career-high 14 assists for his first career double-double ... Bruns and Burger are believed to be the only two players to score 30 or more points in the same game in Ohio Northern history ... Northern scored 24 of the final 33 points of the first half to lead 55-43 at halftime, with Bruns and Burger leading the way with 22 and 19 points, respectively, in the first 20 minutes ... ONU then scored the first six points of the second half to extend the lead to 61-43 ... Washington is coming off a 71-57 win at Principia (Ill.) on Tuesday ... Senior guard Jake Knupp scored 18 of his career-high 25 points in the second half to lead the Bears, who are off to a 3-0 start for the sixth-straight season ... Andrew Sanders leads the team in scoring at 17.0 ppg and Kevin Kucera is second at 16.0 ppg ... Case is coming off a 74-69 loss to Denison on Tuesday ... Freshman guard Ignas Masiulionis led the team with 18 points, connecting on seven-of-15 shots overall and four-of-10 attempts from beyond the arc ... Connor Nally leads the Spartans in scoring at 21.0 with Masiulionis in second at 18.7 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (30.0 ppg, 4 3FG, 14 Ast)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (8.0 ppg, 4 Ast, 2 Stls)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (18.0 ppg, .571 3FG, 6.0 rpg)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Jr. (10.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4 Ast)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (36.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 3 Blocks)

ONU Returning Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots
 
1. Bruns 36.0   1. Bruns 10.0   1. Burger 4   1. Burger 14   1. Bruns 3
2. Burger 30.0   2. Burger 6.0     DiOrio 4   2. Allemeier 4   2. Donner 1
3. DiOrio 18.0     DiOrio 6.0   3. Allemeier 3     Donner 4     Allemeier 1

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern and Washington are tied at 1-1 and ONU leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve by a 2-1 record.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 17-10 record, a winning percentage of .630.