Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern is looking to snap a 3-game losing streak when John Carroll comes to the ONU Sports Center on Saturday in a rematch of the 2018 OAC Tournament finals ... Northern is coming off a 79-53 loss at Capital last Saturday ... Freshman Daniel Unruh scored 13 points and added six rebounds and senior All-American Ryan Bruns had 12 points, nine rebounds, and a season-high four blocked shots for ONU ... Through 8 games this season, Bruns leads the team and is second in the OAC in scoring at 21.1 ppg, leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.4 rpg and leads the OAC with 16 blocked shots and an average of 33.6 minutes of action per game ... Junior Austin Allemeier is second on the team in scoring at 10.8 ppg and Unruh is third at 9.1 ppg ... In all, 7 ONU players average 5.1 ppg or more ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career leader in blocked shots with 205 ... He ranks third all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 56.5%, is 15th in made field goals with 506, is 16th in made free throws with 295, and is 16th with 1,331 career points ... Junior Caleb Bryan is second in the OAC in FG shooting at 70.0 percent (28-of-40) ... The Blue Streaks snapped a 3-game losing streak with an 88-79 victory over Muskingum last Saturday ... Junior Jimmy Berger led all scorers with a career-high 30 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds ... Sophomore Jackson Sartain finished with 13 points and juniors Greg Parella and Sean Flannery contributed 14 and 11 points, respectively, for JCU ... The Blue Streaks are led in scoring this season by Berger at 16.3 ppg ... Sartain is second with 14.7 ppg and Parella is third with 12.0 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (5.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 18 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (9.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 18 Ast, 11 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (10.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 22 Ast)
F - #22 Caleb Bryan, Jr., (8.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, .700 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (21.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 16 Blocks)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 36-32 margin ... JCU has won four straight in the series, including a 94-77 victory in the OAC Tournament finals last year ... ONU is 24-9 all-time against JCU in games in Ada and at the ONU Sports Center..
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 38-24 record, a winning percentage of .613.