Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern will play at home for the first time since Dec. 19 when No. 10-ranked Marietta comes to the ONU Sports Center on Saturday afternoon as the second game of a women's/men's double header with the Pioneers ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 90-75 loss at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday ... Senior Daniel Donner had his first career double-double with career-highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds and senior All-American Ryan Bruns scored 32 points to lead Ohio Northern ... Through 14 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and is second in the OAC in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per contest ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 37 blocks and is fourth in the OAC with a team-best 7.9 rpg average ... Bruns is ONU's all-time leader in blocked shots with 226 ... He ranks fourth all-time in ONU history in career field goal percentage at 561%, is 10th with 1,451 career points, is 13th in made field goals with 536, is 9th in made free throws with 325 and is 15th with 613 career rebounds ... Junior Austin Allemeier is second in scoring this season averaging 10.1 points per outing ... Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 6.9 rpg and leads the team and is third in the OAC in field goal shooting percentage at .607 ... The 10th-ranked Pioneers enter today's game one game out of first place in the OAC ... MC is coming off a 72-68 loss to Capital on Wednesday night in a battle of league unbeatens ... Anthony Wallace led Marietta in scoring with 15 points, followed by Caleb Hoying with 14 and Keith Richardson with 10 ... Through 14 games this season, MC is led in scoring and rebounding by Kyle Dixon at 11.9 ppg and 5.7 rpg ... Wallace second in scoring at 10.7 ppg and Richardson is third in scoring at 10.0 ppg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #25 Ty Staten, Fr., (4.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 31 Ast)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 29 Ast, 14 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (10.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 39 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (9.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, .607 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (19.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 37 Blocks, 16 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern currently leads the all-time series by a 59-34 margin ... MC swept the regular season series last year, winning 88-68 in Ada and 90-86 at Marietta ... ONU avenged those losses with a 94-88 win at Marietta in the Semifinals of the 2018 OAC Tournament ... ONU is 32-13 in games in Ada and is 29-12 in the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 39-29 record, a winning percentage of .574.