Men's Basketball: Alma (Mich.) (0-3 Overall) at Ohio Northern (2-1 Overall)

Men's Basketball: Alma (Mich.) (0-3 Overall) at Ohio Northern (2-1 Overall)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will open the home portion of its 2017-18 schedule and will be the second game of an ONU women's-men's double header ... The #15-ranked ONU women will host Case Western Reserve at 5:30 with the ONU-Alma men's game following at 8 pm ... Junior Ryan Bruns had a double-double with 21 points and a season-high 14 rebounds to lead Ohio Northern to an 87-48 victory over Case Western Reserve on Sunday afternoon at the Harrington Center as part of the Mt. St. Joseph Tip-Off Classic ... The Polar Bears (2-1 overall) also got 17 points from senior Nate Burger and a career-high 14 points from freshman Brandon Waugh in the victory ... ONU began the Classic with a tight 77-73 loss to #9 Washington (Mo.) on Saturday ... Through 3 games this season, Burger leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring averaging 26.7 ppg and is fourth in the OAC with 20 assists ... Bruns is fourth in the league at 21.7 ppg and leads the OAC in rebounding at 9.7 rpg and with 11 blocked shots ... Senior Joey DiOrio and Waugh are tied for third on the squad in scoring at 11.0 ppg ... DiOrio leads the league with a .643 3-point shooting percentage (9-of-14) ... DiOrio is 94-of-197 in his career from beyond the 3-point arc, good for 47.7 percent ... Bruns currently ranks 3rd all-time in ONU history with 135 career blocked shots ... Alma will be playing its fourth consecutive road game to open the season and is still looking for its first win against a very challenging schedule ... AC fell at Illinois Wesleyan 94-75, at #2 Augustana (Ill.) 65-53 and at Elmhurst (Ill.) 95-72 before coming to Ada for Wednesday's game ... It won't get much easier for the Scots as home games with #9 Washington (Mo.) and North Central (Ill.) and a road tilt at Wheaton (lll.) follow in the next two weeks ... Preston Laketa leads AC in scoring at 12.3 ppg ... Kevin Gamble and Ryan Stevens are tied for second in scoring at 11.0 ppg ... Kevin Schelbert is averaging 6.7 points and a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (26.7 ppg, 9 3FG, 20 Ast)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (6.0 ppg, 6 Ast, 3 Stls)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (12.0 ppg, .643 3FG, 4.7 rpg)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Jr. (5.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5 Ast)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (21.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 11 Blocks)

ONU Returning Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots
 
1. Burger 26.7   1. Bruns 9.7   1. Burger 9   1. Burger 20   1. Bruns 11
2. Burns 21.7   2. Burger 5.0     DiOrio 9   2. Allemeier 6   2. Donner 1
3. DiOrio 11.0   3. Waugh 4.7   3. Allemeier 3   3. Donner 5     Allemeier 1
  Waugh 11.0             Waugh 3     Feitshans 5     DiOrio 1
                          Waugh 5        

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 2-1 margin ... ONU won 69-67 in 2016-16 and 99-71 in 2012-13 and Alma won last year 80-72.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with an 18-11 record, a winning percentage of .621.