Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-14 Overall, 2-11 OAC) at #16 Marietta (17-3 Overall, 11-2 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-14 Overall, 2-11 OAC) at #16 Marietta (17-3 Overall, 11-2 OAC)

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 3 p.m. - Ban Johnson Fieldhouse, Marietta, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will play the second game of a 3-game road trip on Saturday with a 3 pm contest at #16 Marietta in the second game of a women's/men's double header … The Polar Bears are coming off an 80-67 loss at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday ... Junior Thomas Phillips had his second double-double in the past three games with 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead ONU ... The Polar Bears had four players in double figures, led by freshman C.J. Napier with 19 points ... Senior Caleb Bryan and Brandon Waugh had 10 points each ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU and is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 16.9 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 in scoring at 12.3 ppg and leads the team with 34 3-pointers ... Long is 7th in the OAC in FT% at 83.3 (45-of-54) and Napier is 8th in the OAC at 81.6 (62-of-76) ... Phillips is third on the team in scoring at 10.6 and is second in rebounding at 4.9 ppg ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh leads the team with 54 assists and 34 steals ... His 34 steals rank him 6th in the OAC ... Marietta enters Saturday's ranked #16 in the latest D3hoops.com poll ... MC is coming off an 82062 win over Capital on Wednesday ... Tim Kreeger and Lukas Isaly scored 18 points each to lead the Pioneers ... Hason Ellis leads Marietta and is fourth in the OAC in scoring this season at 17.4 ppg ... Isaly is second on the team in scoring at 13.0 ppg and Kreeger is third at 12.4 ppg ... Isaly is third in the OAC in 3FG% at 50.7 percent (34-of-67) and Kreeger leads the team and is tied for fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.2 rpg ... MC is 8-0 at home this season.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (9.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 27 3FGs, 54 assists, 34 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (12.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 34 3FGs, .833 FT%)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 42 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (10.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 29 3FGs, 18 blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 16.9   1. Napier 6.5   1. Long 34   1. Waugh 54   1. Waugh 34
2. Long 12.3   2. Phillips 4.9   2. Phillips 29   2. Allemeier 42   2. Long 17
3. Phillips 10.6   3. Bryan 4.2   3. Waugh 27   3. Long 26   3. Allemeier 13
                                  Napier 13

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 67-42 margin ... ONU has won 3 of the last 5 in the series, including an 81-74 win in Ada on 1/15/20 ... ONU is 30-24 against BWU in Berea.

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 48-51 record, a winning percentage of .485.