Men's Basketball: Trine (Ind.) (9-1 Overall) at Ohio Northern (5-6 Overall)

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 2 pm, ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern will wrap up its non-conference schedule with its game against Trine (Ind.) on Saturday ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 79-67 loss at Denison on Wednesday ... Junior Devon Allen scored 16 points and junior Joey Hurless dished out 13 assists to lead ONU ... Junior Aron Thress added 13 points and freshman Ryan Bruns chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds for Ohio Northern ... Through 11 games this season, Thress leads the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg ... Allen is second at 14.1 ppg, junior Konnor Baker is third at 10.6 ppg and Bruns is fourth at 10.5 ppg ... Baker leads the team in rebounding at 5.7 rpg with Thress and sophomore Travis Feitshans close behind at 5.6 rpg each ... Hurless leads the nation by a wide margin in assists with 108, an average of 9.8 per game ... He also ranks 14th all-time at ONU with 270 career assists ... Bruns leads the OAC with 26 blocked shots this season and Ohio Northern leads the OAC in blocked shots per game, averaging 4.4 per contest ... Trine enters today’s contest riding a 7-game winning streak after posting a 76-73 overtime victory over Manchester (Ind.) on Wednesday ... Will Dixon led TU in scoting with 23 points ... Jared Holmquist scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Tarvis Malone chipped in 15 points for the Thunder ... Through 10 games this season, Holmquist leads the team in scoring at 21.0 ppg and in rebounding at 10.7 rpg ... Dixon is second in scoring at 18.1 ppg and Kyle Dodson is third at 8.9 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):

G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (14.1 ppg, 37 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.6 ppg, 9.8 apg)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
C - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (14.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #33 Travis Feitshans, Jr. (9.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring
   
Rebounding
      3FGs
      Assists       Steals  
1. Thress
14.5
  1. Baker
5.9
1. Allen 32
  1. Hurless
95
1.
Hurless  
17
2. Allen 13.9   2.
Thress 5.7
  2. 
Baker 10   2. Feitshans  18   2.
Allen
14
3.
Baker 11.0
  3.
Feitshans 5.5   3.
Hurless 
9   3. Allen 
16
  3.
Baker

11

4. Bruns 10.3   4.  Bruns 4.4                        
5. Feitshans  10.1                                

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series by a 9-4 margin ... Trine won last year’s contest 70-58 at Angola, Ind. ... ONU is 3-1 in the series in games played in Ada.

ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 46-44 record, a winning percentage of .511.