Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-3 Overall, 0-1 OAC) at Wilmington (4-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-3 Overall, 0-1 OAC) at Wilmington (4-1 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7 pm - Raizk Arena, Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will take to the road to Wilmington on Wednesday for the first of two road games this week ... Northern will also play at Capital on Saturday before returning home on Dec. 15 to host John Carroll ... The Polar Bears are coming off an 80-70 loss to Mount Union in its OAC opener on Saturday ... Junior Austin Allemeier was 5-of-7 from 3-point range en route to a 15-point, four-rebound, and three-assist performance to lead ONU ... Senior All-American Ryan Bruns had his 19th career double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals while senior Daniel Donner had 10 points and seven rebounds ... Through 6 games this season, Bruns leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring at 22.8 ppg, leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.3 rpg and leads the OAC with 11 blocked shots ... Junior Austin Allemeier is second on the team in scoring at 11.0 ppg ... In all, 7 ONU players average 5.2 ppg or more ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career leader in blocked shots with 200 ... He ranks third all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 56.8%, is 17th in made free throws with 284, and is 18th with 1,299 career points ... Sophomore Caleb Bryan leads the OAC in FG shooting at 79.3 percent (23-of-29) ... Allemeier is fourth in the OAC in 3-point field goal attempts at .526 (10-of-19) ... The Quakers are riding a 3-game winning streak and are coming off a 89-81 victory over Heidelberg on Saturday ...  DaeShawn Jackson poured in a career-high 28 points off the bench and Kevin Lewis netted 20 points to lead WC ... Three Wilmington individuals - Kevin Lewis, DaeShawn Jackson and Will Patrick - all score in double figures with Lewis leading the team at 18.0 points per game ... Lewis also leads the squad in rebounding at 7.2 boards per contest while Abdul Kanu, Colin Myers and Jeffery Mansfield all grab over four rebounds per game ... Payton Smith dishes out a team high 3.2 assists per contest.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 15 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (8.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 15 Ast, 10 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (11.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 18)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (7.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (22.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 11 Blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 22.8   1. Bruns 8.3   1. Bachman 9   1. Allemeier 18   1. Bruns 11
2. Allemeier 11.0   2. Donner 7.0   2. Allemeier 5   2. Unruh 15   2. Donner 5
3. Bryan 8.8   3. Bryan 6.2   3. Unruh 4     Staten 15   3. Staten 2

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 38-28 margin ... ONU has won four of the last five games in the series, including a 92-83 win in Ada last year ... ONU is 16-16 all-time against WC in games in Wilmington.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 38-22 record, a winning percentage of .633.