Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern moved into a tie for third place in the OAC standings with Baldwin Wallace, just one game behind #22 Marietta and John Carroll as BWU comes to the ONU Sports Center on Wednesday ... The game will be the 13th OAC tilt of its 18-game round-robin schedule ... Ohio Northern is coming off a stellar defensive performance in an 82-60 victory over Capital on Saturday ... Junior Ryan Bruns led four ONU players in double figures in scoring with 26 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots ... Senior Nate Burger scored 18 points and had team-highs of eight rebounds and four assists, freshman Brandon Waugh had 12 points and junior Daniel Donner added 10 points for ONU ... Through 19 games this season, Bruns leads the league and is 2nd nationally with 58 blocked shots, is second in the league (and 8th nationally) in scoring at 25.2 ppg and is second in the OAC in rebounding at 8.8 rpg ... Burger is second on the team and third in the OAC (10th nationally) in scoring at 24.6 ppg, leads the OAC (20th nationally) with 106 assists and is third in the OAC with 57 3FGs ... Senior Joey DiOrio is third on the team in scoring at 13.6 ppg and is second in the OAC with 60 3FGs ... DiOrio is 145-of-306 in his career from beyond the 3-point arc, and is 3rd all-time in ONU history at 47.4 percent from beyond the arc ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career blocked shots leader with 182 in 68 career games, breaking Stan Mories' school record of 171 from 1979-82 ... He is also 38th all-time at ONU with 1,040 points ... In 83 career games, Burger has scored 978 points and is just 22 away from being the 39th member of ONU's 1,000-Point Club ... BWU enters Wednesday's game off an 65-52 loss to #23 Marietta on Saturday ... BWU was ranked #24 last week but fell out of the rankings after that loss and an 82-80 loss to Heidelberg last week ... Senior Jake Fetherolf had 12 points and 18 rebounds to post his 27th career double-double and senior Cam Kuhn scored 13 points to lead BW ... Kuhn leads the Yellow Jackets and is fourth in the OAC in scoring with a 19.7 ppg average ... Jay Battle is second on the team in scoring at 14.8 ppg and Fetherolf is third at 12.9 ppg .. Fetherolf leads the team and the OAC in rebounding at 10.3 rpg ... Battle also leads the team with 56 assists and 16 steals.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (24.6 ppg, 57 3FG, 6.1 rpg, 106 Ast, 28 Stls)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (4.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 44 Ast)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (13.0 ppg, .488 3FG, 60 3FGs, 5.8 rpg)
F - #33 Travis Feitshans, Sr., (4.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (25.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 58 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 65-40 margin ... ONU has won 3 of the last 4 meetings, including an 80-73 win at then-#25 Baldwin Wallace on Jan. 10 ... ONU is 33-16 in games played in Ada and is 31-15 at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 29-16 record, a winning percentage of .644.