Saturday, January 11, 2020 - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team starts a streak of four consecutive home games on Saturday when Muskingum comes to the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears hope to snap a 3-game losing streak, which includes a 70-51 loss at Heidelberg on Wednesday ... Freshman C.J. Napier led ONU with 14 points and sophomore Brandon Waugh added 11 points ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU in scoring (16.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.4 rpg) ... He is 5th and 4th in the OAC in those two categories, respectively ... Freshman Landen Long is second in scoring at 13.4 ppg and leads the team with 22 3-pointers ... His 89.7 (26-of-29) FT% is 3rd in the OAC ... Junior Thomas Phillips is third in scoring at 9.0 ppg ... Waugh leads the team with 35 assists and 23 steals and is fourth in scoring at 8.8 ppg ... His 23 steals rank him 3rd in the OAC ... Senior Caleb Bryan is second in rebounding at 4.4 rpg ... Ohio Northern leads the OAC, committing only an average of 15.4 fouls per game ... Muskingum is looking to snap a 2-game losing streak after a 95-73 loss to #8 Marietta on Wednesday night ... Junior Marcus Dempsey scored 28 points to lead MU ... Dempsey leads the OAC and is 2nd nationally in scoring, averaging 30.0 ppg ... Dempsey has scored 27 or more points in 11 of his 12 games this season, including a 39-point game at Trine.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (8.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 35 assists, 23 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (12.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 22 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 31 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 69-48 margin ... ONU has won 8-of-9 in the series, including 8 in a row at the ONU Sports Center ... ONU is 40-16 against the Muskies in games played in Ada, including a 33-11 mark at the ONU Sports Center.
Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 46-45 record, a winning percentage of .506.