Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-4 Overall, 0-2 OAC) at Capital (5-2 Overall, 2-0 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (3-4 Overall, 0-2 OAC) at Capital (5-2 Overall, 2-0 OAC)

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2 pm - Capital Center, Bexley, Ohio

Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will take to the road to Capital on Saturday for the second game of a two-game road swing this week ... Northern is coming off a 93-84 loss at Wilmington on Wednesday ... Senior All-American Ryan Bruns scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and added three assists to lead ONU ... Additionally, three other Polar Bears registered double-figure scoring efforts ... Sophomore Colton Bachman made 6-of-8 beyond the three-point arc for 18 points in just 12 minutes off the bench ... Junior Austin Allemeier hipped in 16 points to go with six rebounds and three assists ... Classmate Caleb Bryan provided 12 points, in addition to nine rebounds, including four offensive boards ... Through 7 games this season, Bruns leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring at 22.4 ppg, leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.3 rpg and leads the OAC with 12 blocked shots ... Allemeier is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 ppg ... In all, 7 ONU players average 5.7 ppg or more ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career leader in blocked shots with 201 ... He ranks third all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 56.8%, is 16th in made free throws with 290, and is 16th with 1,319 career points ... Sophomore Caleb Bryan leads the OAC in FG shooting at 77.1 percent (27-of-35) ... Allemeier is 2nd in the OAC with 21 assists and is 7th in the OAC in 3-point field goal percentage at .478 (11-of-23) ... The Crusaders are riding a 4-game winning streak and are playing in their fifth consecutive home game ... CU is coming off a 70-62 victory over Muskingum on Wednesday ...  Senior Austin Schreck put together his first double-double and fifth 10-plus point effort of the season with 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Crusaders ... Senior Joey Weingartner leads three Crusaders in double figures in scoring this season, averaging 19.6 ppg ... Senior Caleb Cox is second at 16.0 ppg and Schreck is third at 13.0 ppg ... Cox also leads the OAC in rebounding at 10.3 rpg and Weingartner leads the league with 27 made 3-pointers ... Senior Will Hannah is tied with Allemeier for second in the OAC with 21 assists and is averaging 9.1 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 17 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (8.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 17 Ast, 11 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (11.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 21 Ast)
F - #22 Caleb Bryan, Jr., (9.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .771 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (22.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 12 Blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 22.4   1. Bruns 8.3   1. Bachman 15   1. Allemeier 21   1. Bruns 12
2. Allemeier 11.7   2. Donner 6.7   2. Allemeier 11   2. Staten 18   2. Donner 5
3. Bryan 9.3   3. Bryan 6.6   3. Unruh 6   3. Unruh 17   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 38-23 record, a winning percentage of .623.