Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will reach the halfway point in its 18-game, double-round robin Ohio Athletic Conference schedule when Heidelberg comes to the ONU Sports Center on Wednesday ... The game will be the ninth OAC tilt of the season and the Polar Bears will have faced each team in the league once ... Ohio Northern is coming off an 108-87 win over Muskingum on Saturday ... Junior Ryan Bruns had career-highs of 41 points and 17 rebounds to lead ONU ... The Polar Bears also got 29 points and eight assists from senior Nate Burger ... Both men were efficient, as Bruns was an impressive 18-of-22 from the floor and Burger needed just 16 shots to get his 29 points ... Senior Travis Feitshans also had a career night with 11 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists ... He finished the game just one rebound and one assist from posting just the second triple-double in ONU men's basketball history. ... Through 15 games this season, Burger leads the team, is second in the OAC and is 8th nationally in scoring at 26.0 ppg and leads the OAC with 79 assists and 49 3FGs ... Bruns leads the league with 39 blocked shots, is third in the league (and 13th nationally) in scoring at 24.3 ppg and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.9 rpg ... Senior Joey DiOrio is third on the team in scoring at 13.4 ppg and is second in the OAC 48 3FGs ... DiOrio is 133-of-281 in his career from beyond the 3-point arc, good for 47.3 percent ... Bruns is second all-time in ONU history with 167 career blocked shots and needs just 5 more to break Stan Mories' school record of 171 from 1979-82 ... Heidelberg is still in search of its first win in 2018 after a 75-62 setback to No. 19 Marietta on Saturday afternoon ... The Pioneers outscored the Student Princes 21-7 in the final five minutes of the game to secure the victory ... Kiere Bennie had a team-high 16 points and Prince Benson had 15 points and seven rebounds for Heidelberg ... Bennie leads four HU players averaging double figures in scoring this season at 15.6 ppg ... Alex Arellano is second at 14.2 ppg, Myron Prewitt is third at 12.8 ppg and Chris Moxley is fourth at 11.3 ppg ... Prewitt leads the team in rebounding at 6.9 rpg ... Moxley also leads the team with 54 assists.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (26.0 ppg, 49 3FG, 6.2 rpg, 87 Ast, 24 Stls)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (4.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 34 Ast)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (13.4 ppg, .490 3FG, 48 3FGs, 6.1 rpg)
F - #24 Travis Feitshans, Sr., (3.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (24.3 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 43 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 103-57 margin ... ONU has won 4 straight and 6 of the last 7 in the series, including 91-78 and 84-78 wins last season ... ONU is 56-22 in games played in Ada and is 36-12 at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 27-14 record, a winning percentage of .659.