Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30 pm, ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: Ohio Northern enters Wednesday’s contest riding a modest two-game winning streak ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 91-87 victory over Capital on Saturday at the ONU Sports Center ... Junior Aron Thress led five Ohio Northern players in double figures with 17 points ... Sophomore Ryan Geise scored a career-high 15 points, junior Konnor Baker scored 13 points, freshman Ryan Bruns added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds and sophomore Nate Burger chipped in 11 points for ONU.. ... Through 17 games this season, Thress leads the team and is fifth in the OAC in scoring at 15.8 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 6.1 rpg ... Allen is second in scoring at 12.2 ppg and leads the OAC with 48 made 3FGs ... Freshman Ryan Bruns is third in scoring at 10.7 ppg and leads the OAC and all freshman nationally in blocked shots with 43 ... Baker is fourth on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg ... Bruns is just 1 blocked shot 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 145, a full 18 more than his closest competitor ... Otterbein is looking to snap a 6-game losing skid and is coming off a 94-61 loss to Mt Union on Sat. ... Senior Marc McCuen led the Cardinals with 14 points in the game ... Junior Jake Phillis leads the team and is fourth in the OAC in scoring at 18.3 ppg ... Junior Grant Fenner is second in scoring at 12.9 and McCuen is third at 12.8 ppg ... Junior Bryan Mackenzie is fourth in scoring at 9.1 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 7.6 rpg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):
G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (12.2 ppg, 48 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.9 ppg, 145 assists)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
F - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (15.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg)
C - #54 Ryan Bruns, Fr. (10.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series by a 68-40 margin ... ONU has won the last 5 in the series, including an 87-84 win in Westerville on Dec. 2 ... ONU is 40-22 at home in the series, including a 27-14 mark in the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 48-48 record, a winning percentage of .500.