Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (2-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Mount Union (4-2 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (2-2 Overall, 0-0 OAC) at Mount Union (4-2 Overall, 1-0 OAC)

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2 pm - McPheson Athletic Center, Alliance, Ohio

Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern returns to action after a 13-day break with its OAC opener at Mount Union on Saturday ... ONU is coming off an 81-47 loss at NCAA Division I foe Purdue-Fort Wayne on Nov. 26 ... Freshman C.J. Napier nearly had his first career double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, while fellow freshman Landen Long added 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Polar Bears ... Through 4 games this season, Napier leads the team in scoring at 17.0 ppg and in rebounding at 7.3 ... Long is second in scoring at 12.5 ppg ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh is third in scoring at 12.0 ppg and leads the team with 17 assists and 11 steals ... Mount Union opened its OAC schedule on Wednedsday with a 96-79 victory at John Carroll ... Senior Tanner Slack led Mount Union with a career-high 24 points ... Senior D'Vontay Friga scored 21 off the bench and Nathan Bower-Malone scored 17 while adding 10 assists ...Bower-Malone leads the Purple Raiders in scoring at 16.2 ppg, Frigga is second at 14.0 ppg, sophomore Collen Gurley is third at 13.0 ppg and Slack is fourth at 10.0 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (12.0 ppg, 17 ast, 11 stls)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (12.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr., (5.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (17.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg)
C - #15 Michael Berner, Fr. (4.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Napier 17.0   1. Napier 7.3   1. Long 10   1. Waugh 17   1. 7 Tied With 1
2. Long 12.5   2. Waugh 4.3   2. Waugh 7   2. Allemeier 8        
3. Waugh 12.0   3. Allemeier 4.0   3. Phillips 4   3. 4 Tied With 3        

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 61-41 margin ... Mount Union swept the two games last season, winning 79-71 in Alliance and 80-70 in Ada ... ONU is 36-16 all-time in games played in Ada and is 34-12 in games at the ONU Spoirts Center.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 44-39 record, a winning percentage of .530.