Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-10 Overall, 2-7 OAC) at Capital (8-8 Overall, 4-5 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-10 Overall, 2-7 OAC) at Capital (8-8 Overall, 4-5 OAC)

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2 p.m. - Capital Center, Bexley, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will begin the second half of its double round-robin OAC schedule on Saturday with a 2 pm contest at Capital ... ONU was 2-7 on its first trip through the OAC ... Northern wrapped up its 4-game home stand on Wednesday with a tight 81-79 loss to Otterbein to finish 2-2 on the home stand  ... Freshman Landen Long led four Polar Bears in scoring with 22 points ... Freshman C.J. Napier added 18 points and eight rebounds, sophomore Brandon Waugh added 17 points and junior Thomas Phillips had 12 points, five rebounds and a career-high 5 blocks for ONU ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU and is seventh in the OAC in scoring (15.8 ppg) and is fifth in the OAC in rebounding (6.3 rpg) ... Freshman Landen Long is second on the team and 13th in the league in scoring at 13.8 ppg and leads the team with 32 3-pointers ... His 87.2 (41-of-47) FT% is 3rd in the OAC ... Phillips is third on the team in scoring at 10.1 ppg ... Waugh leads the team with 49 assists and 29 steals and is tied with Phillips for second with 26 3FGs ... Waugh's 29 steals rank him 4th in the OAC ... Capital enters Saturday's game with a 4-5 league record and is coming off a 96-91 double overtime loss to Heidelberg on Wednesday ... All five Capital starters finished with double-figure point totals, led by Senior Ganiyu Yahaya and junior Joe Hartmann who both put up 20 points ... Hartmann also had 13 rebounds to record the first double-double of his career ... Yahaya leads the Crusaders in scoring at 15.3 ppg ... Sophomore Reed Bradfield is second at 12.9 ppg and junior Cameron Caldwell is third at 11.8 ppg ... Hartmann leads the OAC in rebounding at 9.1 rpg ... Sophomore Tyler Schreck leads the OAC with 39 steals.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (9.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 26 3FGs, 49 assists, 29 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (13.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 32 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 36 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (15.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (10.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 26 3FGs)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 15.8   1. Napier 6.3   1. Long 32   1. Waugh 49   1. Waugh 29
2. Long 13.4   2. Waugh 4.3   2. Waugh 26   2. Allemeier 36   2. Long 17
3. Phillips 10.1   3. Bryan 4.1     Phillips 26   3. Long 20   3. Napier 12
          Phillips 4.1                        

All-Time Series: Capital leads the all-time series between the two schools by an 80-69 margin ... CU has won three consecutive meetings, including a 76-50 decision in Ada on 12/14/19 ... ONU is 23-47 against CU in games played in Columbus.

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 48-47 record, a winning percentage of .506.