Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Game Notes: Ohio Northern wraps up a brief two-game home stand Wednesday evening, December 19 as the Polar Bears host Heidelberg in Ohio Athletic Conference action ... Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center in Ada, Ohio ... The Polar Bears currently own a 3-6 overall record and a 0-4 mark in league play ... In the team's most recent outing, Northern fell to conference foe John Carroll 80-74 Saturday afternoon ... Junior guard Austin Allemeier topped the offensive efforts, posting a career-high 18 points in the affair ... Meanwhile, senior All-American Ryan Bruns pitched in 17 points, five blocks, and tied for the team lead with eight rebounds ... Through nine games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears averaging 20.7 points per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game, which rank third and fourth on the conference statistical charts, respectively ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 2.3 blocks per contest ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 210 ... He ranks tied for third all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 56.4%, 14th in made field goals with 512, 13th in made free throws with 300, and 15th with 1,348 career points ... Allemeier stands second in scoring this season averaging 11.6 points per outing ... Junior forward Caleb Bryan currently sits first in the conference with a 65.2% field goal percentage while senior forward Daniel Donner ranks third with a 62.2% shooting clip ... The Student Princes enter Wednesday's game sporting a 1-5 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... Heidelberg dropped a tight-knit 87-85 decision to league-leading Mount Union on Saturday in the team's most recent outing ... Senior forward Myron Prewitt leads the team with 11.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 points per contest, which rank first and second in the conference, respectively ... He needs just three points to eclipse the 1,000 career point mark.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 24 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (9.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 20 Ast, 13 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (11.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 24 Ast)
F - #22 Caleb Bryan, Jr., (8.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, .652 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (20.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 21 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern currently leads the all-time series 104-58 over the Student Princes, which includes a 56-23 record at home ... The two teams split last season's series with Heidelberg winning 84-80 inside the ONU Sports Center and Northern winning 74-67 on the road.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 38-25 record, a winning percentage of .603.