Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7 pm - Sieberling Gymnasium, Tiffin, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will travel to Tiffin for its final road game of the 2018-19 season in a 7 pm contest at Heidelberg ... It is the penultimate game for the Polar Bears this season as they have been eliminated from contention for qualifying for the 8-team OAC Tournament Feb. 19-23 ... Northern is currently 3 games behind Muskingum for eighth place with two games remaining in the regular season ... HU won the first matchup of the season 73-66 in Ada on Dec. 19 ... Junior Austin Allemeier netted a career-high 20 points, senior All-American Ryan Bruns added 20 points of his own and senior Daniel Donner chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds for Ohio Northern ... Myron Prewitt scored 36 points, including his 1000th career point, and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Heidelberg ... ONU is coming off a 90-71 loss at John Carroll on Saturday ... Bruns posted his 24th career double-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocked shots for the Polar Bears ... Through 23 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and the OAC in scoring, averaging 20.7 ppg ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 52 blocks and is third in the OAC with a team-best 8.6 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 241 ... He ranks 7th all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 55.1%, is 4th with 1,637 career points, is 5th in made field goals with 622, is 5th in made free throws with 359 and is 11th with 701 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 59.0 while averaging 10.1 ppg ... Junior Austin Allemeier is third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 ppg, and has a team-best 69 assists this season ... The Student Princes enter tonight's game coming off a 72-66 loss to Mount Union on Saturday ... Myron Prewitt tallied his 15th double-double of the season with a 19-point, 13-rebound performance to lead HU ... Heidelberg is currently tied for sixth place in the OAC with John Carroll with 6-10 league records ... Prewitt leads the OAC in rebounding at 11.0 rpg and is second in scoring at 20.0 ppg ... Dylan Woods is second on the team in scoring at 12.7 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (3.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 54 Assists)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 51 Assists, 28 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (8.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 25 3FGs, 69 Assists)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (10.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, .590 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (20.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 52 Blocks, 41 Assists, 24 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Heidelberg by a 104-59 margin ... HU won this year's first meeting 73-66 in Ada on Dec. 19 ... ONU has won 3 straight games in Tiffin, including a 74-67 decision last season ... ONU is 46-26 all-time against HU in games played in Tiffin.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 40-37 record, a winning percentage of .519.