Friday, January 18, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Friday's Game: Ohio Northern will begin the second half of its double round-robin OAC schedule on Friday night with a 7 pm home contest against league-leading Capital ... The game was moved up from Saturday afternoon due to the anticipated heavy snowfall predicted from Winter Storm Harvey ... The Polar Bears are coming off a 92-78 loss at Otterbein on Wednesday ... Senior Daniel Donner had a career-high 23 points and senior All-American Ryan Bruns flirted with a triple double with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists to lead Ohio Northern, but OU canned 18 3-pointers to post the win ... Through 16 games this season, Bruns leads the Polar Bears and the OAC in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game ... He also tops the team and the OAC with 39 blocks and is fourth in the OAC with a team-best 8.6 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 560%, is 6th with 1,499 career points, is 9th in made field goals with 569, is 8th in made free throws with 332 and is 15th with 641 career rebounds ... Donner is second on the team and fifth in the OAC in rebounding at 7.0 rpg and leads the team and is fourth in the OAC in FG shooting percentage at .598 while averaging 9.8 ppg ... The Crusaders enter today's game one in a first place tie with #3 Marietta atop the OAC standings with an 8-1 league record ... CU saw its 12-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday with a 63-62 loss at Heidelberg ... Senior Austin Schreck scored 20 points and senior Joey Winegartner added 12 points for CU ... Schreck leads Capital in scoring at 16.4 ppg, Winegartner is second at 16.2 ppg and senior Caleb Cox is third at 15.8 ppg ... Cox also leads the team and is second in the OAC in rebounding at 10.5 rpg.
Ohio Northern Probable Starters:
G - #23 Colton Bachman, So., (8.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 34 3FGs)
G - #14 Daniel Unruh, Fr., (7.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 33 Ast, 15 Steals)
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Jr., (9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 44 Ast)
F - #13 Daniel Donner, Sr., (9.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, .598 FG%)
C - #21 Ryan Bruns, Sr., (21.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 39 Blocks, 20 Steals)
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Capital leads the all-time series with Ohio Northern by a 78-63 margin ... CU snapped a 6-game losing streak to ONU with a 79-53 win in Bexley earlier this season ... ONU is 40-27 all-time in Ada, including a 27-15 record in the ONU Sports Center.
ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his third season at ONU with a 39-31 record, a winning percentage of .557.