Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-6 Overall, 0-3 OAC) at John Carroll (7-3 Overall, 0-3 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-6 Overall, 0-3 OAC) at John Carroll (7-3 Overall, 0-3 OAC)

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - DeCarlo Center, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will begin the 2020 portion of its schedule with an OAC contest at John Carroll ... ONU wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 4-3 record after a 79-52 victory over Spalding (Ky.) and a 79-72 loss at #3 Wittenberg at the Wittenberg Kiwanis Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29-30 ... Senior Austin Allemeier and junior Thomas Phillips were named to the All-Tournament Team for their efforts ... Thus far this season, freshman C.J. Napier leads ONU in scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg) ... He is 7th and 3rd in the OAC in those two categories as well ... Freshman Landen Long is second in scoring at 13.0 ppg and leads the team with 18 3-pointers ... Phillips is third in scoring at 8.9 ppg ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh is third in rebounding at 4.4 ppg and leads the team with 32 assists and 25 steals ... Senior Caleb Bryan is second in rebounding at 4.6 rpg ... Jackson Sartain leads John Carroll and is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 17.3 ppg ... Jimmy Berger is fourth in the OAC with a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game average ... JCU is coming off a 95-89 win over #14 Whitworth (Wash.) and a 116-88 win over Keene State (N.H.) to win the Wooster Classic Dec. 28-29.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (8.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 32 assists, 20 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (13.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 18 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (8.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 25 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (8.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 16.1   1. Napier 7.0   1. Long 18   1. Waugh 32   1. Waugh 20
2. Long 13.0   2. Bryan 4.6   2. Waugh 14   2. Allemeier 25   2. Long 9
3. Phillips 8.9   3. Waugh 4.4   3. Allemeier 13   3. Long 14     Napier 9

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with John Carroll by a 36-34 margin ... JCU has won 6 straight games, including 90-71 and 80-74 wins last season ... JCU is 24-11 in games played in University Heights. 

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 46-43 record, a winning percentage of .517.