Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (5-17 Overall, 1-14 OAC) at John Carroll (9-13 Overall, 5-10 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (5-17 Overall, 1-14 OAC) at John Carroll (9-13 Overall, 5-10 OAC)

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 2 pm - DeCarlo Center, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will travel to University Heights for a 2 pm contest at John Carroll ... With a win over the Blue streaks, Northern would stay in contention for the eighth and final spot in the OAC Tournament Feb. 19-23 ... Northern is currently 2 games behind Muskingum and Otterbein for eighth place with three games remaining in the regular season ... JCU won the first matchup of the season 80-74 in Ada on Dec. 15 ... Junior Austin Allemeier scored a career-high 18 points, senior All-American Ryan Bruns added 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots, senior Daniel Donner scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and freshman Daniel Unruh added 10 points and a career-high eight rebounds for Ohio Northern ... John Carroll was led by Jackson Sartain with 18 points ... ONU is coming off a 75-70 victory over Otterbein on Wednesday, snapping a 9-game losing streak in the process ... Bruns posted his 23rd career double-double with 33 points and 12 rebounds, while sophomore Colton Bachman and Unruh each had 12 points for ONU ... Through 22 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and the OAC in scoring, averaging 20.5 ppg ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 48 blocks and is third in the OAC with a team-best 8.5 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 237 ... He ranks fourth all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.3%, is 4th with 1,612 career points, is 6th in made field goals with 612, is 5th in made free throws with 355 and is 12th with 690 career rebounds ... Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.7 rpg and leads the team and is third in the OAC in FG shooting percentage at 59.1 while averaging 10.4 ppg ... Junior Austin Allemeier is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.0 ppg ... The Blue Streaks enter tonight's game coming off a 93-83 loss to Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday ... BW led by as many as 25 points in the first half before settling for a 50-30 lead at halftime ... JCU would get within 72-63 with 10:11 left in the game, but BW would hold off thew Blue streaks from there and post the victory ... Jimmy Berger led JCU with 18 points and 5 rebounds ... Burger leads John Carroll in scoring this season at 16.5 ppg and is second in rebounding at 5.5 rpg ... Jackson Sartain is second on the team in scoring at 14.6 ppg and Sean Flannery is third at 10.4 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (4.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 50 Assists)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 48 Assists, 25 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (9.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 25 3FGs, 62 Assists)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (10.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, .591 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (20.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 48 Blocks, 41 Assists, 24 Steals)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 20.5   1. Bruns 8.5   1. Bachman 43   1. Allemeier 62   1. Bruns 48
2. Donner 10.4   2. Donner 6.7   2. Allemeier 25   2. Staten 50   2. Donner 9
3. Allemeier 9.0   3. Bryan 5.4   3. Unruh 19   3.  Unruh 48   3. Staten 3
                                  Allemeier 3

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with John Carroll by a 36-33 margin ... JCU has won 5 consecutive games in the series, including an 80-74 victory in Ada on Dec. 15 ... John Carroll is 23-11 all-time against ONU in University Heights.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 40-36 record, a winning percentage of .526.