Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (5-10 Overall, 2-6 OAC) at Heidelberg (9-6 Overall, 4-4 OAC)

Wednesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:30 pm, Sieberling Gymnasium, Tiffin, Ohio

Wednesday's Preview: Ohio Northern will take to the road on Wednesday to battle the Student Princes of Heidelberg ... The game marks the midway point of the double round-robin OAC regular season format ... The Polar Bears are coming off a tough 80-77 loss to Baldwin Wallace on Saturday ... Junior Aron Thress led three Ohio Northern players in double figures with a game-high 21 points ... Junior Joey Hurless added 11 points and a game-high nine assists and freshman Ryan Bruns chipped in 10 points and a career-high seven blocked shots in his first career start for Ohio Northern ... ONU led 64-48 after a Bruns dunk with 9:45 left to play, but BW climbed back in it and took its first lead of the game with just 24 seconds left ... Through 15 games this season, Thress leads ONU in scoring at 15.2 ppg and is second in rebounding at 6.0 rpg ... Junior Devon Allen is second in scoring at 12.7 ppg and leads the OAC with 45 3-pointers ... Junior Konnor Baker is third in scoring at 10.7 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 6.1 rpg ... Bruns is fourth in scoring at 10.2 ppg and leads the OAC in blocked shots with 38 ... Hurless leads the nation in assists with 136 and is also averaging 8.1 ppg ... The Student Princes are coming off a 73-70 victory over Capital on Saturday ... Kierre Bennie scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed a team-high 6 rebounds and Chris Moxley added 16 points for Heidelberg ... HU is led in scoring by Kiere Bennie at 14.7 ppg and DeAvery Collins at 10.9 ppg ... Jackson Blue leads the team in rebounding at 5.5 rpg ... HU leads the OAC in free throw shooting, making 75.5 percent as a team.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):

G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (12.7 ppg, 45 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (8.1 ppg, 9.1 apg)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
F - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (15.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg)
C - #54 Ryan Bruns, Fr. (10.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring
   
Rebounding
      3FGs
      Assists       Blocked Shots
 
1. Thress 15.5
  1. Baker
6.1
1. Allen 45
  1. Hurless
136
1.
Bruns
38
2. Allen 12.7   2.
Thress 6.0
  2. 
Baker 13   2. Feitshans  25   2. Thress
12
3.
Baker 10.7
  3.
Feitshans
5.3   3.
Hurless 
11   3. Allen 
23
  3.
Ellerhorst 

5

4. Bruns 10.2   4.  Bruns 4.3     Feitshans  10                 

All-Time Series: ONU leads the all-time series by a 97-57 margin ... The two teams split last season's games, with both teams winning at home ... ONU won 76-66 in Ada and HU won 75-71 in Tiffin.

ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 46-48 record, a winning percentage of .489.