Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-11 Overall, 2-8 OAC) at Wilmington (6-11 Overall, 4-6 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-11 Overall, 2-8 OAC) at Wilmington (6-11 Overall, 4-6 OAC)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7 p.m. - Raizk Arena, Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will return to the road for a 7 pm contest at Wilmington on Wednesday ... Northern is looking to snap a 3-game losing streak after a 79-59 setback at Capital on Saturday ... Freshman C.J. Napier netted 20 points and hauled in seven rebounds for ONU ... WC topped ONU 85-69 in the two teams' first meeting on 12/11/19 ... Freshman Landen Long scored a career-high 19 points, senior Caleb Bryan added 15 points and junior Thomas Phillips chipped in 11 points for ONU ... Wilmington was led by senior DaeShawn Jackson with a game-high 29 points, sophomore Jerry Mansfield with 19 points and junior Abdul Kanu with 12 points. ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU and is seventh in the OAC in scoring (16.1 ppg) and is fourth in the OAC in rebounding (6.4 rpg) ... Long is second on the team and 14th in the league in scoring at 13.1 ppg and leads the team with 33 3-pointers ... His 85.7 (42-of-49) FT% is 3rd in the OAC ... Phillips is third on the team in scoring at 10.1 ppg and is second with 27 3FGs ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh leads the team with 50 assists and 29 steals and is third with 26 3FGs ... Waugh's 29 steals rank him 5th in the OAC ... Wilmington is coming off a 92-84 loss to Mount Union on Saturday ... Sophomore Jeffrey Mansfield scored a career-high 41 points to lead the Quakers ... Mansfield leads the team and is third in the OAC in scoring at 18.9 ppg this season ... He also leads the team in rebounding at 4.5 rpg ... Senior DaeShawn Jackson is second on the team and is 9th in the OAC in scoring at 15.2 ppg ... Juniors Abdul Kanu (11.7 ppg) and Colin Myers (10.5 ppg) also average in double figures in scoring ... Myers is 7th in the league with 35 three-pointers ... Wilmington leads the OAC by forcing opponents into an average of 16.6 turnovers per game.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (9.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 27 3FGs, 50 assists, 29 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (13.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 33 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 37 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (10.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 26 3FGs)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 16.1   1. Napier 6.4   1. Long 33   1. Waugh 50   1. Waugh 29
2. Long 13.1   2. Waugh 4.2   2. Phillips 27   2. Allemeier 37   2. Long 17
3. Phillips 10.1   3. Phillips 4.2   3. Waugh 26   3. Long 23   3. Napier 12

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 38-31 margin ... WC has won four consecutive meetings, including an 85-69 decision in Ada on 12/11/19 ... ONU is 16-17 against WC in games played in Wilmington.

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 48-48 record, a winning percentage of .500.