Saturday, December 1, 2018, 2 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will open OAC play when Mount Union comes to the ONU Sports Center on Saturday for a 2 pm contest ... ONU has won its last four OAC openers, including an 86-84 win at Capital last year ... The Polar Bears are coming off a thrilling 65-62 victory at Thomas More (Ky.) on Wednesday ... Freshman Daniel Unruh nailed a 3-pointer as time expired left to snap a 62-all tie and give ONU the victory ... The Polar Bears also got a season-high 34 points and seven rebounds from senior All-American Ryan Bruns and eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds from junior Caleb Bryan ... Through 5 games this season, Bruns leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring at 24.2 ppg, leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 7.8 rpg and leads the OAC with 11 blocked shots ... Junior Austin Allemeier is second on the team in scoring at 10.2 ppg ... In all, 7 ONU players average 5.4 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 ... Bryan leads the OAC in FG shooting at 85.7 percent (18-of-21) ... The Purple Raiders are riding a 5-game winning streak and are coming off a 76-66 victory over Baldwin Wallace on Tuesday ... Junior D'Vontay Friga led four MtU players in double figures in scoring with 28 points ... Senior Tommy Stenger leads MtU in scoring (14.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.0 rpg) ... Senior Diallo Niamke is second in scoring at 11.3 ppg ... Freshman Deontae McCollum leads the team with 16 assists and is third with eight steals ... Mount Union leads the OAC in scoring defense, allowing only 62.7 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 12 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (8.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 14 Ast, 10 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (10.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 15 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (6.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (24.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 11 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 61-39 margin ... ONU has won three straight in the series, including a 73-66 win in Alliance and an 86-82 win in Ada last year ... ONU is 36-15 all-time against MtU in games in Ada and is 34-12 at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 38-21 record, a winning percentage of .644.