Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (5-7 Overall, 2-3 OAC) at #10 Marietta (10-2 Overall, 4-1 OAC)

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 3 pm, Ban Johnson Fieldhouse, Marietta, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern will travel to Marietta to face the 10th-ranked Pioneers on Saturday afternoon ... The Polar Bears are 2-3 on the road this season with wins at Defiance and Otterbein and losses at Wisconsin-Whitewater, Capital and Denison ... ONU is coming off a 78-72 loss to Trine (Ind.) on Jan. 2 ... Junior Konnor Baker posted his first career double-double with a career-high 10 rebounds to go with 11 points in the game to lead Ohio Northern ... Freshman Ryan Bruns scored 17 points, junior Devon Allen scored 15 points, junior Aron Thress added 11 points and junior Joey Hurless dished out nine assists for ONU ... Hurless continues to lead the nation in assists by a wide margin with 177, a full 27 assists than Jeff Martin of LeTourneau who is second with 90 ... Allen leads ONU and is 9th in the OAC in scoring at 14.2 ppg ... Thress is second at 13.9 ppg and Bruns is third at 11.1 ppg ... Baker is fourth in scoring at 10.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 6.1 rpg ... Bruns leads the team and the OAC in blocked shots with 29, an average of 2.4 per game ... The Pioneers are coming off a title at the Wooster Classic Dec. 28-29, defeating Mt St Joseph 83-80 and Wooster 72-57 ... Marietta is led by A.J. Edwards, who is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 15.5 ppg, is second in rebounding at 8.2 rpg and is third in the OAC in blocked shots with 20 ... Louis Garcia is second in scoring at 14.0 ppg and Eddy Grenert is third at 11.1 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):

G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (14.2 ppg, 41 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.5 ppg, 9.8 apg)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
C - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (13.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
F - #33 Travis Feitshans, Jr. (9.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring
   
Rebounding
      3FGs
      Assists       Steals  
1. Allen 14.2
  1. Baker
6.1
1. Allen 41
  1. Hurless
117
1.
Hurless
17
2. Thress 13.9   2.
Feitshans 5.7
  2. 
Baker 10   2. Feitshans  21  
Allen
17
3.
Bruns 11.1
  3.
Thress 5.6   3.
Hurless 
9   3. Allen 
17
  3.
Baker

11

4. Baker 10.7   4.  Bruns 4.3                        

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series by a 57-29 margin ... Marietta has won three straight in the series, including an 101-82 victory in Marietta last season.

ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 46-45 record, a winning percentage of .505.