Saturday, February 2, 2019, 3 pm - Ban Johnson Fieldhouse, Marietta, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will continue the second half of its double round-robin OAC schedule on Saturday afternoon at No. 8-ranked Marietta ... The game is the second game of a women's-men's doubleheader at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse. ... MC won the first matchup of the season 87-80 in overtime in Ada on Jan. 12 ... Sophomore Colton Bachman tied his career-high with 18 points in his first career start and senior All-American Ryan Bruns scored 31 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Ohio Northern ... Freshman Daniel Unruh lso tied a career-high 14 points and hit a 3-pointer just ahead of the buzzer to send the game into overtime ... Marietta, who was ranked No. 10 at the time, was led by 25 points from sophomore Jason Ellis and 13 points each from senior Caleb Hoying and freshman Lukas Isaly ... Through 20 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and the OAC in scoring, averaging 19.9 ppg ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 42 blocks and is fourth in the OAC with a team-best 8.3 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 231 ... He ranks fourth all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.3%, is 5th with 1,560 career points, is 7th in made field goals with 590, is t5th in made free throws with 348 and is 13th with 669 career rebounds ... Senior Daniel Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.5 rpg and leads the team and is second in the OAC in FG shooting percentage at 60.6 while averaging 10.5 ppg ... Junior Austin Allemeier is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.6 ppg ... Unruh leads the team with 44 assists and is second with 20 steals ... The Pioneers enter Saturday's game coming off a 74-57 loss at #19 Capital on Thursday night in a battle of the league leaders ... MC is now 11-2 in the OAC and is one game behind Capital (12-1) for first place ... Hoying led Marietta with 12 points, senior Kyle Dixon had 11 points and sophomore Tim Kreeger added 10 points ... Dixon leads the Pioneers in scoring this season at 11.7 ppg ... Senior Anthony Wallace is second in scoring at 11.5 ppg and Ellis is third at 10.4 ppg ... Hoying and Dixon lead the team in rebounding at 5.5 rpg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (4.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 41 Assists)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (6.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 44 Assists, 20 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (9.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 25 3FGs, 55 Assists)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (10.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .606 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (19.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 42 Blocks, 40 Assists, 23 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Marietta by a 59-35 margin ... MC won this year's first meeting 87-80 in overtime on Jan. 12 in Ada ... ONU is 27-20 all-time at Marietta.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 39-35 record, a winning percentage of .527.