Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern moved into a tie for second place in the OAC standings with Marietta, just one game behind #24 John Carroll and would move into a first place tie with JCU with a victory over the Blue Streaks on Saturday ... The game will be the 16th OAC tilt of ONU's 18-game round-robin schedule ... Ohio Northern has clinched a top-4 finish in the OAC and will host a quarterfinal game in the OAC Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 20 as part of a women's/men's double header that night ... ONU grabbed 21 offensive rebounds in a 74-67 win at Heidelberg on Wednesday, running its win streak to four games ... Junior Ryan Bruns picked up his 10th double-double of the season and the 18th of his career with 19 points and 15 rebounds ... Senior Nate Burger scored 12 points and sophomore Austin Allemeier scored 11 points for ONU ... Through 22 games this season, Bruns leads the league and is 3rd nationally with 64 blocked shots, is second in the league (and 7th nationally) in scoring at 25.1 ppg and is second in the OAC in rebounding at 9.2 rpg ... Burger is second on the team and third in the OAC (15th nationally) in scoring at 23.7 ppg, leads the OAC (18th nationally) with 122 assists and is fourth in the OAC with 61 3FGs ... Senior Joey DiOrio is third on the team in scoring at 12.9 ppg and is second in the OAC with 67 3FGs ... DiOrio is 3rd all-time in ONU history at 47.2 percent (152-of-322) from beyond the arc ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career blocked shots leader with 188 in 71 career games, breaking Stan Mories' school record of 171 from 1979-82 ... He is also 27th all-time at ONU with 1,113 points ... In 86 career games, Burger ranks 39th all-time in ONU history with 1,032 career points and is 19th with 242 assists ... JCU enters Wednesday's game ranked #24 in this week's D3hoops.com poll ... JCU is riding a 3-game winning streak after posting a 77-70 win over Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday ... Ryan Berger scored 16 points and Antonio Vuyancih had 15 points for the Blue Streaks ... JCU is in first place in the OAC standings and is ranked 4th nationally in scoring, averaging 102.0 ppg ... John Carroll has five players in double figures in scoring, led by Matthew Csuhran at 17.3 ppg ... Antonio Vuyancih is second at 14.3 ppg and John Cirillo is third at 12.3 ppg ... Csuhran and Cirillo lead the team in rebounding at 5.5 rpg each.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (23.7 ppg, 61 3FG, 6.1 rpg, 122 Ast, 32 Stls)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (4.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 47 Ast)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (12.9 ppg, .482 3FG, 67 3FGs, 5.8 rpg)
F - #33 Travis Feitshans, Sr., (4.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 47 Ast)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (25.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 64 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 36-30 margin ... JCU has won 4 of the last 5 meetings, including a 101-95 win in University Heights on Dec. 16 ... ONU is 24-8 in games played in Ada and at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 32-16 record, a winning percentage of .667.