Saturday, January 4, 2020, 3 p.m. - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern women's basketball team returns home, playing host to John Carroll at 3 p.m. inside the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears — who are 1-0 at home this season — own an 8-2 overall record, which includes a 2-1 mark in Ohio Athletic Conference play … Northern is fresh off winning the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational … The Polar Bears capped the invitational, defeating host OWU 62-44 on Monday … In that game, senior Emily Mescher and sophomore Lexi Jacobs paced the Polar Bears with 14 points apiece … Mescher leads ONU averaging 12.3 points and 5.9 rebounds per game … Abby Weeks adds 8.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest … Jacobs and freshman Brynn Serbin add 7.0 and 5.7 points per game, respectively … Serbin leads the Polar Bears with 2.2 assists per contest … Northern is averaging 61.5 points per game, connecting on 39.1 percent of its field-goal attempts and 31 percent of its shots from 3-point land … ONU gets it done on the defensive end of the floor, surrendering 53.3 points per contest … John Carroll — which is receiving votes in the D3hoops.com top 25 — lays claim to a 9-1 overall record, 3-0 in OAC play, and a seven-game win streak … The Blue Streaks are averaging 74.7 points per game and are led by Oliva Nagy who pours in 15.8 points per contest … John Carroll allows foes to score just 48.6 points per game.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #15 Abby Weeks, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #20 Lexi Jacobs, So. (7.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg)
G - #22 Jaclyn Yankle, Sr. (4.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg)
F - #24 Martrina Parks, Sr. (1.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
F - #34 Emily Mescher, Sr. (12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern owns a 40-27 all-time record versus John Carroll … The Blue Streaks have won the last four in the series, which includes a 61-58 victory last season in the OAC Tournament Championship.
Head Coach Michele Durand: Durand is in her 19th season at the helm of the Ohio Northern women's basketball team … She's the all-time winningest coach in program history, laying claim to a 321-178 record, a .643 winning percentage.