Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-15 Overall, 2-12 OAC) at Otterbein (6-15 Overall, 3-11 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (6-15 Overall, 2-12 OAC) at Otterbein (6-15 Overall, 3-11 OAC)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7 p.m. - Rike Center, Westerville, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's basketball team will play the final game of a 3-game road trip on Wednesday with a 7 pm contest at Otterbein ... ONU, OU and Muskingum are in a 3-way battle for the eighth and final spot in the OAC Tournament … The Polar Bears are coming off a 93-61 loss at B#16 Marietta on Saturday ...  Sophomore Brandon Waugh scored a game-high 19 points and freshman C.J. Napier added 15 points for ONU ... Thus far this season, Napier leads ONU and is 6th in the OAC in scoring at 16.8 ppg ... He is also 4th in the OAC in rebounding with a team-best 6.6 rpg ... Freshman Landen Long is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 ppg and leads the team with 34 3-pointers ... Long is 5th in the OAC in FT% at 83.3 (45-of-54) and Napier is 6th in the OAC at 82.5 (66-of-80) ... Junior Thomas Phillips is third on the team in scoring at 10.3 and is second in rebounding at 5.0 ppg ... Waugh leads the team with 57 assists and 37 steals and is averaging 10.0 ppg ... His 37 steals rank him 5th in the OAC ... Otterbein enters Wednesday's game off a 99-72 loss at #14 Mount Union on Saturday ... Freshman Dallas Patrick scored a career-high 28 points to eclipse the 20-point mark for the third consecutive game ... Patrick leads the Cardinals and is 8th in the OAC in scoring this season at 16.3 ppg ... Junior Mo Beavers is second in scoring at 11.1 ppg and junior Justin Carter is third at 9.9 ppg ... Senior Nick Kontz and Patrick lead the team in rebounding at 5.9 and 5.8 rpg, respectively ... Koontz is also fifth in the OAC with 80 assists.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (10.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 27 3FGs, 57 assists, 37 steals)
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr. (11.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 34 3FGs, .833 FT%)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr. (7.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 43 assists)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr. (16.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg)
F - #33 Thomas Phillips, Jr. (10.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 30 3FGs, 18 blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Steals  
1. Napier 16.8   1. Napier 6.6   1. Long 34   1. Waugh 57   1. Waugh 37
2. Long 11.7   2. Phillips 5.0   2. Waugh 32   2. Allemeier 43   2. Long 17
3. Phillips 10.3   3. Bryan 4.2   3. Phillips 30   3. Long 27   3. Allemeier 13
                                  Napier 13

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 74-56 margin ... ONU has won 4 of the last 6 in the series ... OU won this year's first meeting 81-79 on 1/22/20 in Ada ... OU is 32-29 against ONU in Westerville.

Head Coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 48-52 record, a winning percentage of .480.