Men's Basketball: Capital (9-9 Overall, 5-6 OAC) at Ohio Northern (12-6 Overall, 7-4 OAC)

Men's Basketball: Capital (9-9 Overall, 5-6 OAC) at Ohio Northern (12-6 Overall, 7-4 OAC)

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Game: Ohio Northern finds itself in fourth place in the OAC standings, just two games behind #23 John Carroll and one game back of #24 Baldwin Wallace and #25 Marietta at 7-4 as Capital comes to the ONU Sports Center on Saturday ... The game will be the 12th OAC tilt of its 18-game round-robin schedule ... Ohio Northern is coming off a 95-77 loss at Wilmington on Wednesday ... Junior Ryan Bruns became the 38th member of Ohio Northern's 1,000-Point Club as he scored 28 points in the contest, giving him 1,013 in just 67 games at ONU ... He scored points 1,000 and 1,001 with a pair of free throws at the 10:46 mark of the second half ... The Polar Bears also got 18 points from senior Nate Burger and 17 points from senior Joey DiOrio ... Through 18 games this season, Bruns leads the league with 54 blocked shots, is second in the league (and 7th nationally) in scoring at 25.1 ppg and is second in the OAC in rebounding at 8.9 rpg ... Burger is second on the team, is third in the OAC and is 9th nationally in scoring at 24.9 ppg, leads the OAC with 102 assists and is third in the OAC with 55 3FGs ... DiOrio is third on the team in scoring at 13.6 ppg and leads the OAC with 59 3FGs ... DiOrio is 144-of-304 in his career from beyond the 3-point arc, and is 3rd all-time in ONU history at 47.4 percent from beyond the arc ... Bruns is ONU's all-time career blocked shots leader with 178, breaking Stan Mories' school record of 171 from 1979-82 ... In 82 career games, Burger has scored 960 points and is just 40 away from being the 39th member of ONU's 1,000-Point Club ... Capital enters Saturday's game off an 86-78 victory over Muskingum on Wednesday in Columbus ... Junior Austin Schreck scored 22 points to lead five Crusaders in double figures in scoring ... Capital led 50-33 at halftime, then held off a late Muskie rally to post the win ...  In 18 games this season, junior Joey Weingartner leads the team in scoring at 15.8 ppg ... Schreck is second in scoring at 14.9 ppg and junior Caleb Cox is third in scoring at 10.3 ppg ... Cox also leads the team and is third in the OAC in rebounding at 8.6 rpg and leads the OAC in field goal shooting percentage at .610 ... Schreck is third in the OAC in 3-point shooting at .455.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters:

G - #12 Nate Burger, Sr., (24.9 ppg, 55 3FG, 6.0 rpg, 102 Ast, 26 Stls)
G - #5 Austin Allemeier, So., (4.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 44 Ast)
F - #22 Joey DiOrio, Sr., (13.6 ppg, .488 3FG, 59 3FGs, 5.9 rpg)
F - #24 Travis Feitshans, Sr., (4.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr. (25.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 54 Blocks)

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Burns 25.1   1. Bruns 8.9   1. DiOrio 59   1. Burger 102   1. Bruns 54
2. Burger 24.9   2. Burger 6.0   2. Burger 55   2. Allemeier  44   2. DiOrio 14
3. DiOrio 13.6   3. DiOrio 5.9   3. Waugh 16   3. Waugh 39   3. Waugh 7

All-Time Series: Capital leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 77-61 margin ... ONU has won 4 straight in the series, including an 86-84 win at Capital on Dec. 2 ... ONU is 38-27 in games played in Ada and is 27-15 at the ONU Sports Center.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his second season at ONU with a 28-16 record, a winning percentage of .636.