Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (5-8 Overall, 2-4 OAC) at Wilmington (1-10 Overall, 0-6 OAC)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 7:30 pm, Raizk Arena, Wilmington, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: Ohio Northern will travel to Wilmington to face the Quakers on Wednesday evening ... The Polar Bears are looking to snap a modest 3-game losing streak, while Wilmington is looking to end an 8-game losing skid ... ONU is coming off a 72-71 loss at #10-ranked Marietta on Saturday ... Junior Aron Thress led the Polar Bears with a career-high 25 points and 9 rebounds ... Sophomore Travis Feitshans added 11 points for Northern, while junior Joey Hurless added a game-high four assists and four steals ... Through 13 games this season, Thress leads the Polar Bears in scoring at 14.8 ppg ... Junior Devon Allen is second in scoring at 13.6 ppg and freshman Ryan Bruns is third at 11.1 ppg ... Junior Konnor Baker is fourth in scoring at 10.2 ppg and is first on the team in rebounding at 6.2 rpg ... Hurless leads the OAC and the nation in assists with 121 ... Allen leads the OAC with 42 3-pointers ... The Quakers are coming off a 72-69 loss at #18 Mount Union on Saturday ... WC led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but the Purple Raiders rallied for the win ... Freshman Brandon Smith scored 14 points to lead the Quakers ... Senior Zach McCorkle leads WC in scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg) this season ... Sophomore Christian Jones is second in scoring at 12.2 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):

G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (13.6 ppg, 42 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.5 ppg, 9.3 apg)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg)
C - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (14.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
F - #33 Travis Feitshans, Jr. (9.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring
   
Rebounding
      3FGs
      Assists       Steals  
1. Thress 14.8
  1. Baker
6.2
1. Allen 42
  1. Hurless
121
1.
Hurless
21
2. Allen 13.6   2.
Thress 5.8
  2. 
Baker 11   2. Feitshans  2123   2. Allen
17
3.
Bruns 11.1
  3.
Feitshans
5.5   3.
Hurless 
10   3. Allen 
18
  3.
Baker

11

4. Baker 10.2   4.  Bruns 4.3     Feitshans  10                 

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series by a 34-26 margin ... The two teams split last season's games, with both teams winning at home ... ONU won 93-78 in Ada and WC won 80-61 in Wilmington.

ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 46-46 record, a winning percentage of .500.