Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will host Otterbein on Wednesday night in a 7 pm home contest ... With a win over the Cardinals, Northern would stay in contention for the eighth and final spot in the OAC Tournament Feb. 19-23 ... Northern is currently 3 games behind Muskingum and Otterbein for eighth place with four games remaining in the regular season ... OU won the first matchup of the season 92-78 in Westerville on Jan. 16 ... Senior Daniel Donner had a career-high 23 points and senior All-American Ryan Bruns flirted with a triple-double (17 pts., 13 rebs., 7 asts), but OU made 18 3-pointers to notch the win ... OU had six players score in double figures, led by Maurice Beavers with 21 points ... Through 21 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and is second in the OAC in scoring, averaging 19.9 ppg ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 45 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 234 ... He ranks fourth all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.2%, is 4th with 1,579 career points, is 7th in made field goals with 598, is 6th in made free throws with 351 and is 13th with 678 career rebounds ... Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.6 rpg and leads the team and is second in the OAC in FG shooting percentage at 59.5 while averaging 10.6 ppg ... Junior Austin Allemeier is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.2 ppg ... The Cardinals enter tonight's game coming off a tight 66-61 loss to Mount Union on Saturday ... OU rallied from a 16-point deficit to tie the game at 59-all, but UMU would make 7-of-8 free throws in the final 1:17 to win the game ... Sophomore Jay Joseph scored 26 points and sophomore Justin Carter added 11 for OU ... Joseph leads the Cardinals in scoring at 16.2 ppg and in rebounding at 6.0 rpg ... Sophomore Maurice Beavers is second in scoring at 12.5 ppg and Carter is third at 10.8 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (4.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 44 Assists)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (6.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 46 Assists, 23 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (9.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 25 3FGs, 59 Assists)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (10.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .595 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (19.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 45 Blocks, 40 Assists, 24 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Otterbein by a 73-56 margin ... OU won the first meeting this season 92-78 on Jan. 16 in Westerville ... Ohio Northern is 42-22 all-time against OU in Ada, including a 30-14 record in the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 39-36 record, a winning percentage of .520.