Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team is looking to snap a 4-game losing streak on Saturday when #20 Mount Union comes to the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears are coming off an 88-69 loss at Wilmington on Wednesday ... Freshman C.J. Napier scored 24 points and reeled in 9 rebounds and junior Thomas Phillips notched his first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 12 boards to lead ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU and is sixth in the OAC in scoring at 16.7 ppg ... He is also third in the OAC in rebounding with a team-best 6.5 rpg ... Freshman Landen Long is second on the team and 16th in the league in scoring at 12.9 ppg and leads the team with 33 3-pointers ... His 86.0 (43-of-50) FT% is 3rd in the OAC ... Phillips is third on the team in scoring at 10.6 and is second in rebounding at 4.7 ppg ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh leads the team with 52 assists and 30 steals ... His 30 steals rank him 5th in the OAC ... Mount Union enters Saturday's game ranked #20 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, tied for first in the OAC standings and riding a 7-game win streak ... MtU is coming off an 88-85 win at John Carroll on Wednesday ... Senior D'Vontay Friga came off the bench with a season-high 27 points to lead MtU ... Sophomore Collen Gurley leads the team and is 4th in the OAC in scoring at 18.2 ppg ... Senior Nathan Bower-Malone is 7th in the OAC at 16.2 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (9.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 26 3FGs, 52 assists, 30 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (12.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 33 3FGs)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 38 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (10.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 28 3FGs, 17 blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 61-42 margin ... MtU has won three straight in the series, including an 81-60 win in Alliance on 12/7/19 ... ONU is 36-16 against MtU in Ada, including a 34-12 record in the ONU Sports Center.
Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 48-49 record, a winning percentage of .495.