Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-7 Overall, 0-4 OAC) at Heidelberg (4-7 Overall, 2-2 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-7 Overall, 0-4 OAC) at Heidelberg (4-7 Overall, 2-2 OAC)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - DeCarlo Center, University Heights, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will wrap up a 4-game road trip with an OAC contest at Heidelberg on Wednesday ... ONU is coming off an 85-72 loss at John Carroll on Saturday ... Freshman C.J. Napier scored 20 points, freshman Landen Long added 17 points and junior Thomas Phillips scored 16 points for ONU ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU in scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg) ... He is 5th and 4th in the OAC in those two categories ... Long is second in scoring at 13.4 ppg and leads the team with 22 3-pointers ... Phillips is third in scoring at 9.5 ppg ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh leads the team with 35 assists and 22 steals ... Senior Caleb Bryan is second in rebounding at 4.4 rpg ... Heidelberg is riding a modest 2-game wining streak, which includes a 68-67 victory over Mount Union on Saturday ... The Student Princes got two free throws by Phariz Watkins with 29 seconds left in the game and forced a MtU miss at the buzzer to record the win ... Alex Arellano led HU in scoring with 22 points ... Dylan Woods and Tamal Watkins lead Heidelberg in scoring this season at 12.6 ppg and 10.0 ppg, respectively.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (8.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 35 assists, 22 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (13.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 21 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 27)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (9.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 16.6   1. Napier 6.4   1. Long 21   1. Waugh 35   1. Waugh 22
2. Long 13.4   2. Bryan 4.4   2. Phillips 16   2. Allemeier 27   2. Long 12
3. Phillips 9.5   3. Phillips 4.3   3. Waugh 15   3. Long 16   3. Napier 10

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Heidelberg by a 105-61 margin ... ONU has won 2 of the last 3 meetings, including 4 straight in Tiffin ... The visiting team has won the last 4 meetings in the series ... ONu is 47-28 all-time in games played in Tiffin. 

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 46-44 record, a winning percentage of .511.