Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will host the Quakers on Wednesday to begin the home portion of its 18-game, double-round robin OAC schedule ... Northern will play four OAC games in December, then will conclude its non-conference schedule with a game at Denison on Dec. 20 and games against Lynchburg (Va.) and Keene State (N.H.) at the Music City Classic in Nashville Dec. 29-30 ... JONU opened its OAC slate with a tight 86-84 victory at Capital on Saturday ... Senior Nate Burger led four Ohio Northern players in double figures in scoring with 23 points and a team-high eight assists ... Junior Ryan Bruns played just four minutes in the first half after picking up three quick fouls, but dominated in the second half to finish with 16 points and five rebounds ... Senior Joey DiOrio scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds and junior Daniel Donner added 10 points. ... Through 5 games this season, Burger leads the team and the OAC in scoring averaging 25.2 ppg and is fourth in the OAC with 20 assists ... Bruns leads the league with 15 blocked shots, is fifth in the league in scoring at 19.8 ppg and is fourth in the OAC in rebounding at 7.6 rpg ... Senior Joey DiOrio is third on the team in scoring at 13.0 ppg ... Freshman Brandon Waugh leads the OAC with a .625 3-point shooting percentage (5-of-8) and is fourth on the team in scoring at 9.4 ppg ... DiOrio is 102-of-216 in his career from beyond the 3-point arc, good for 47.2 percent ... Bruns currently ranks 3rd all-time in ONU history with 139 career blocked shots ... Wilmington opened its OAC schedule on Saturday with a 76-73 loss to Mount Union ... Senior Christian Jones became the 27th WC player to reach the 1,000-point pleteau with a 17-point performance against MtU ... Juniors Andrew Russell and Kevin Lewis chipped in with 11 points each, while junior Will Patrick added 10 points ... A trio of Quakers lead Wilmington in scoring this season as Jones (17.2 ppg), Patrick (12.5 ppg) and senior Nathan Scott (10.7 ppg) all score in double figures ... Jones and sophomore Payton Smith team up to dish out 4.5 assists per contest while six Quakers grab at least three rebounds per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (25.2 ppg, 19 3FG, 36 Ast)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (5.2 ppg, 11 Ast, 5 Stls)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (13.0 ppg, .515 3FG, 5.4 rpg)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Jr. (7.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 10 Ast)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (19.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 15 Blocks)
ONU Returning Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 37-27 margin ... ONU has won three straight in the series, including 86-65 and 83-69 victories last sesason ... ONU is 20-11 in games played in Ada and is 15-6 at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 19-12 record, a winning percentage of .613.