Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm, Ursprung Gymnasium, Berea, Ohio
Tuesday's Preview: Ohio Northern enters the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament as the No. 5 seed and will travel to Berea to play fourth-seeded Baldwin Wallace in Tuesday's Quarterfinal game ... The ONU/BW winner will advance to the semifinals on Thursday to face either top-seeded and No. 4-ranked Marietta or eighth-seeded Wilmington ... The finals are slated for Saturday at 7:30 pm All games will be at the home of the higher seeded team ... The Polar Bears are looking to rebound from a 97-73 loss to #4 Marietta on Saturday ... Junior Joey Hurless and freshman Ryan Bruns had 10 points each for ONU ... Last Wednesday, junior Aron Thress scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as ONU won at Baldwin Wallace 84-75 ... Through 25 games this season, Thress leads the team and is fourth in the OAC in scoring with a 17.9 ppg average and leads the team and is sixth in the OAC in rebounding with a 7.5 rpg average .... Junior Devon Allen is second on the team in scoring at 11.1 ppg, Bruns is third at 10.2 ppg and junior Konnor Baker is fourth at 10.1 ... Hurless leads the NCAA and the OAC with a school record 194 assists and is fourth all-time at ONU with 356 career assists ... Allen leads the OAC with 62 made 3-pointers and Bruns leads the OAC and all freshmen nationally with 58 blocked shots ... The Yellow Jackets are coming off an 81-76 victory over Capital on Saturday ... Cam Kuhn scored 24 points and Brandon Gleim added 15 off the bench for BW ... Kuhn leads BW and is second in the OAC in scoring at 21.0 ppg ... Jake Fetherolf is second on the team in scoring at 11.8 ppg and leads the OAC in rebou8nding at 9.8 rpg ... In the game with ONU last week, Mike Kaminski scored 18 points and Fetherolf had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2015-16 stats):
G - #12 Devon Allen, Jr. (11.1 ppg, 62 3FG)
G - #1 Joey Hurless, Jr. (7.0 ppg, 194 assists)
F - #14 Konnor Baker, Jr. (10.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
F - #40 Aron Thress, Jr. (17.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
C - #54 Ryan Bruns, Fr. (10.2 ppg, 58 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series by a 62-38 margin ... BW won this year’s first meeting 80-77 in Ada and ONU won last week's meeting in Berea 84-75.
ONU head coach Kevin Byrne: Byrne in his fourth season at ONU and with a 53-51 record, a winning percentage of .510.