Men's Basketball: Capital (9-7 Overall, 5-4 OAC) at Ohio Northern (6-10 Overall, 3-6 OAC)

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 3 pm, ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: Saturday's contest marks the start of the second half of the double round-robin OAC schedule ... The Polar Bears are coming off an 84-66 victory at Heidelberg on Wednesday ... Junior Aron Thress and freshman Ryan Bruns led Ohio Northern with 19 and 16 points, respectively, and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds each ... Junior Devon Allen added 10 points for ONU. ... Through 16 games this season, Thress leads the team and is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 15.7 ppg ... He also leads the team in rebounding at 6.1 rpg ... Allen is second in scoring at 12.5 ppg and leads the OAC with 47 made 3-pointers ... Junior Konnor Baker is third on the team in scoring at 10.3 ppg ... Freshman Ryan Bruns is fourth in scoring at 10.6 ppg and leads the OAC and all freshman nationally in blocked shots with 41 ... Bruns is just 3 blocked shots away from tying the ONU freshman record of 44, set in 1978-79 by 1st Team All-American and ONU Hall of Famer Stan Mories ... Junior Joey Hurless leads the nation in assists with 138, a full 18 more than his closest competitor ... The Polar Bears will return to action on Wednesday at home against Heidelberg at 7:30 pm at the ONU Sports Center. ... Capital is coming off an 87-62 victory over Muskingum on Wednesday ... Senior Mark Minch scored 24 points and senior Michael Green scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the Crusaders ... CU led 37-19 at halftime and cruised to the win ... Minch leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring, averaging 20.9 ppg ... He also leads the team in rebounding at 6.4 rpg ... Green is second in scoring at 10.4 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):

G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (12.5 ppg, 47 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.9 ppg, 8.6 apg)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg)
F - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (15.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
C - #54 Ryan Bruns, Fr. (10.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg)

ONU Statistical Leaders

  Scoring
   
Rebounding
      3FGs
      Assists       Blocked Shots
 
1. Thress 15.7
  1. Thress 6.1
1. Allen 47
  1. Hurless
138
1.
Bruns
41
2. Allen 12.5   2.
Baker 5.9
  2. 
Baker 13   2. Feitshans  26   2. Thress
14
3.
Bruns 10.6
  3.
Feitshans
5.3   3.
Hurless 
12   3. Allen 
24
  3.
Ellerhorst 

5

4. Baker 10.3   4.  Bruns 4.5    
              DiOrio 5

All-Time Series: Capital leads the all-time series by a 76-57 margin ... Capital swept last season’s games, winning 69-65 in Bexley and 75-59 in Ada ... ONU swept the series in 2013-14, winning the two games by a total of four points.

ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 47-48 record, a winning percentage of .495.