Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall) at Mount Saint Joseph Invitational

Men's Basketball: Ohio Northern (0-0 Overall) at Mount Saint Joseph Invitational

Friday, November 8, 2018, 8 pm - Harrington Center, Cincinnati, Ohio - v Mt St Joseph
Saturday, November 9, 2018, 3 pm - Harrington Center, Cincinnati, Ohio v Transylvania (Ky.)

This Weekend's Tournament: Ohio Northern will open its 109th season of varsity basketball in 2019-20 at the Mount Saint Joseph Tip-Off Classic ... The Nov. 8 season opener is believed to be the earliest season-opener in ONU history, four days earlier than last year's Nov. 12 opener with Defiance ... The Polar Bears will face tournament host Mount Saint Joseph on Friday night at 8 pm and will play Transylvania (Ky.) on Saturday at 3 pm ... Northern welcomes back two starters and seven lettermen under fourth-year head coach Rich Bensman seven lettermen from last year's squad that went 7-18 overall and was 3-15 in the Ohio Athletic Conference ... Seniors Austin Allemeier and Caleb Bryan, junior Colton Bachman and sophomore Ty Staten all return from ONU's primary rotation last season ... Sophomore Brandon Waugh missed the 2018-19 season with an injury and returns healthy after serving as backup point guard in 2017-18 ... ONU was selected to finish ninth in the OAC Regular Season preseason poll this season ... Mount Saint Joseph is coming off an 8-17 record and a 6-12 HCAC mark in 2018-19 ... Transylvania went 17-10 overall and was 13-5 in the HCAC last season.

Ohio Northern Probable Starters (2018-19 Stats):

G - #1 Brandon Waugh, So. (7.2 ppg, 70 ast, 45 stls) in 2017-18
G - #12 Landen Long, Fr.
F - #5 Austin Allemeier, Sr., (5.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 78 ast)
F - #21 C.J. Napier, Fr.
C - #15 Michael Berner, Fr.

ONU Returning Statistical Leaders (2017-18 Stats):

  Scoring       Rebounding       3FGs       Assists       Blocked Shots  
1. Allemeier 8.5   1. Bryan 5.7   1. Bachman 48   1. Allemeier 78   1. Allemeier 4
2. Bachman 7.2   2. Allemeier 4.1   2. Allemeier 26   2. Staten 57   2. Bryan 3
3. Staten 3.6   3. Staten 2.2   3. Bryan 5   3. Bryan 22   3. Phillips 2

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series with Mount Saint Joseph by a 2-0 margin, while the series with Transylvania (ky.) is tied at 1-1.

ONU head coach Rich Bensman: Bensman is in his fourth season at ONU with a 42-37 record, a winning percentage of .532.