Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 - 6 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Tuesday's Contest: Ohio Northern enters Tuesday evening's matchup after a thrilling 93-85 double overtime victory over Marietta on Saturday afternoon that pushed ONU to the No. 1 seed in the OAC Tournament and the outright OAC Regular Season title for the fourth consecutive season ... The Polar Bears are making their league-best 32nd appearance in the OAC Tournament ... The Polar Bears have won the OAC Tournament title four times, most recently in 2016-17 ... ONU is 24-27 all-time in the tournament ... Senior Amy Bullimore currently paces the Polar Bears and the OAC with a conference-best 17.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 47 blocks ... Bullimore also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC, shooting .554 from the field ... Senior Alexis Kirkbride currently ranks third in the OAC, shooting .440 from 3-point range and leads the team with 33 three points FG's ... Junior Jenna Dirksen ranks second on the team with 9.1 points per contest and ranks first on the team and sixth in the OAC with 73 assists ... Dirksen and Bullimore are currently tied for first on the team with 31 steals apiece ... Wilmington makes its 16th appearance in the OAC Tournament after earning the No. 8 seed during the regular season ... Wilmington last met ONU in the tournament last season in the championship round as the No. 3 seed ... The Quakers are 22-11 all-time in the OAC Tournament ... WC is led by junior Mackenzie Campbell's 14.4 ppg, which ranks fourth in the OAC ... Campbell also leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 27 blocks ... Senior Savannah Hooper has a team-best 33 three point FG's ... Defensively, senior Emily Harman leads the team with 6.9 rpg, while Campbell is second on the team with 6.8 rpg ... Campbell's 65 assists currently leads the team, while Hooper is second with 64 assists.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #10 Lindsey Black, Sr. (7.5 ppg, 53 assists)
G - #20 Courtney Cramer, Sr. (6.0 ppg, 28 3PT FG)
G - #31 Jenna Dirksen, So. (9.1 ppg, 73 assists)
F - #33 Tori Wyss, Jr. (2.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
F - #44 Amy Bullimore, Sr. (17.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 27-22 margin ... Northern swept the season series this season and has now swept the season series in the the last four seasons ... ONU has won nine straight against Wilmington and 18 of the last 19 matchups between the schools ...Northern defeated Wilmington in the OAC Tournmanment Championship in 2017.
ONU head coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 17th season at ONU with a 295-162 record, a winning percentage of .646 ... She became ONU's all-time winningest head coach on 11/21/17 in a victory over St. Mary's (Ind.).