Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-9 Overall, 0-6 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (9-4 Overall, 3-3 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-9 Overall, 0-6 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (9-4 Overall, 3-3 OAC)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7 pm - Ursprung Gymnasium, Berea, Ohio

Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will play its fourth consecutive game away from home on Wednesday with a 7 pm contest at Baldwin Wallace ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 64-52 loss at Muskingum on Saturday ... ONU fell behind 8-0 in the first 1:22 and trailed 41-15 with 3:40 left in the first half ... Northern stepped up its defense from there, holding MU to just 23 points in the final 23:40 of the game, but could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way ... Senior All-American Ryan Bruns led Ohio Northern with 17 points and nine rebounds ... Senior Daniel Donner added 12 points and six rebounds and senior Austin Allemeier scored nine points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for ONU ... Through 13 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and is second in the OAC in scoring, averaging 19.8 points per contest ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 35 blocks and is fourth in the OAC with a team-best 8.0 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 224 ... He ranks fourth all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.9%, is 11th with 1,419 career points, is 13th in made field goals with 536, is 10th in made free throws with 319 and is 15th with 607 career rebounds ... Allemeier is second in scoring this season averaging 10.5 points per outing ... Donner is second on the team and sixth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.5 rpg and leads the team and is fourth in the OAC in field goal shooting percentage at .582 ... The Yellow Jackets won its season-high fifth straight game with a 91-74 victory over Otterbein on Wednesday ... BW had four players score in double-figures led by Drew Sova, who secured a game and career-high 23 points off a perfect day from the field (10-of-10) while grabbing a team-high tying seven rebounds ... Sophomore guard Luke Schaefer scored a career-high 15 points, senior guard Jay Battle contributed 14 points and junior guard Michael Quiring tallied 13 ... Battle leads Baldwin Wallace in scoring at 16.3 ppg with Quiring second at 10.6 ppg and Tyler Coloumbo third at 9.0 ppg ... Sova leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.8 rpg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 29 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 28 Ast, 14 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (10.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 34 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (8.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, .582 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (19.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 35 Blocks, 16 Steals)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 19.8   1. Bruns 8.0   1. Bachman 23   1. Allemeier 34   1. Bruns 35
2. Allemeier 10.5   2. Donner 6.5   2. Allemeier 14   2. Staten 29   2. Donner 7
3. Donner 8.6   3. Bryan 5.8   3. Unruh 10   3.  Unruh 28   3. Staten 3
                  Bruns 10                

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Baldwin Wallace by a 66-40 margin ... ONU won both meetings last season (85-74 in Ada and 80-73 in Berea) ... ONU is 30-23 in games in Berea and has won three consecutive regular season games in Ursprung Gymnasium.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 39-28 record, a winning percentage of .582.