Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (2-2 Overall) at Thomas More (Ky.) (3-3 Overall)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (2-2 Overall) at Thomas More (Ky.) (3-3 Overall)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7 pm - Connor Convocation Center, Crestview Hills, Ky.

Wednesday's Game: Ohio Northern will travel out of state for the second time this season and will play at Thomas More (Ky.) on Wednesday evening ... The game is the fifth non-conference game of the seven on the 2018-19 schedule for ONU and the last tune-up before OAC play begins on Saturday against Mount Union ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 61-52 loss to #21 Wooster on Sunday at the ONU Sports Center ... Junior Austin Allemeier led ONU in scoring with 10 points, freshman Daniel Unruh added nine points, senior All-American Ryan Bruns scored eight points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and sophomore Colton Bachman scored eight points ... Through 4 games this season, Bruns leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring at 21.8 ppg, leads the team and is fourth in the OAC in rebounding at 8.0 rpg and leads the OAC with 11 blocked shots ... Allemeier is second on the team in scoring at 10.5 ppg ... In all, 6 ONU players average 8.0 ppg or more ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career leader in blocked shots with 200 ... He ranks third all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 56.9%, is 17th in made free throws with 280, and is 19th with 1,249 career points ... He was named D3hoops.com and NABC Second-Team All-America, First-Team All-Region, First-Team All-Conference, and was the OAC Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season ... Junior Caleb Bryan leads the OAC in FG shooting at 82.4 percent (14-of-17) ... The Saints are 3-3 on the season and are coming off a 74-54 victory over Methodist (N.C.) in the consolation game of the Christopher Newport (Va.) Tournament on Sunday ... TMC is 0-2 against OAC foes this year, falling 70-69 at Baldwin Wallace on Nov. 20 and 79-74 to John Carroll on Saturday in the first round of the CNU Tournament ... Senior Damion King leads the Saints in scoring at 14.0 ppg ... Senior Ralph Stone is second in scoring at 11.2 ppg and leads the team in rebounding at 6.2 rpg and senior Ryne Calhoun is third at 10.5 ppg.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 12 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (8.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 10 Ast, 9 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (10.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 12 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (8.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (21.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 11 Blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 21.8   1. Bruns 8.0   1. Bachman 9   1. Staten 12   1. Bruns 11
2. Allemeier 10.5   2. Donner 6.8   2. Allemeier 3     Allemeier 12   2. Donner 4
3. Bryan 8.8   3. Bryan 5.8     Unruh 3   3. Unruh 10   3. Staten 1

All-Time Series: Thomas More won the only meeting between the two schools 75-70 at the Colonial City Classic in Mount Vernon in December of 1975.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 37-21 record, a winning percentage of .638.