Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-14 Overall, 0-11 OAC) at Mount Union (14-4 Overall, 8-3 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (4-14 Overall, 0-11 OAC) at Mount Union (14-4 Overall, 8-3 OAC)

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2 pm - McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex, Alliance, Ohio

Saturday's Game: The Ohio Northern men's basketball program returns to the road Saturday afternoon to square off against the Mount Union Purple Raiders in Ohio Athletic Conference action ... Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. inside the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance ... Ohio Northern currently stands at 4-14 overall and 0-11 in the OAC ... Northern fell to conference foe Wilmington 78-60 on Wednesday evening in the ONU Sports Center ... Senior center Ryan Bruns recorded his 22nd career double-double effort in the affair, posting 14 points and 10 rebounds ... Meanwhile, classmate Daniel Donner registered a team-high 15 points, and junior Austin Allemeier chipped in 12 points to round out Wednesday's double-figure scorers ... Senior guard Sean Grady would toss in seven points, a new career-best mark for the fourth-year student-athlete ... Through 18 games this season, Bruns tops the team and resides second in scoring among the OAC with 19.9 points per game ... He leads the Polar Bears and the OAC with 41 blocks and sits fourth in the OAC with a team-best 8.4 rebounds per game average ... Bruns is the program's all-time leader in blocked shots with 228 ... He currently stands tied for fifth in school history with a 55.6% career field goal percentage, fifth with 1,520 career points, seventh in made free throws with 336, eighth in made field goals with 577, and fourteenth with 656 career rebounds ... Donner is second on the team and fifth among the OAC in rebounding at 6.6 rebounds per game ... He also leads the team and resides fourth in the OAC in shooting percentage with a 59.5% clip while averaging 9.9 points per contest ... Mount Union enters the weekend sporting a 14-4 overall record and an 8-3 mark in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... The Purple Raiders are coming off an 82-69 loss to John Carroll in their last outing ... Four players are averaging double figures with senior guard Tommy Stenger leading the way at 13.9 points per contest.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #23 Colton Bachman, So., (7.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 36 3FGs)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 38 Ast, 17 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (9.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 50 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (9.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, .595 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (19.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 41 Blocks, 22 Steals)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Bruns 19.9   1. Bruns 8.5   1. Bachman 36   1. Allemeier 50   1. Bruns 41
2. Donner 9.9   2. Donner 6.6   2. Allemeier 22   2. Unruh 38   2. Donner 8
3. Allemeier 9.7   3. Bryan 5.4   3. Unruh 15   3.  Bruns 35   3. Staten 3
                          Staten 35        

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern currently leads the all-time series over Mount Union by a 61-40 margin, which includes a narrow 26-24 edge when playing on the road ... The Purple Raiders defeated Northern 80-70 inside the ONU Sports Center on December 1 in the Polar Bears' conference opener.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU and owns a 39-33 record, a winning percentage of .542.