The Wilmington College men's basketball team travels to league leading Ohio Northern 7 p.m. Wednesday.
NCAA SERIES: Wilmington trails the NCAA series, 24-14, most coming while members of the Ohio Athletic Conference. The teams have split the season series in 11 of the 16 OAC seasons. Ohio Northern posted the 83-69 win earlier this season.
The Polar Bears went on a 10-0 run over the final 2:30 of the first half to expand its seven point lead to 17 points. Ohio Northern controlled the first 20 minutes, shooting 64 percent (16-of-25) from the field and holding a plus-10 edge on the glass.
Junior Nathan Scott (Sardinia, OH/Eastern) dropped in a career-high 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting.
Junior Devon Allen led five players in double figures with 23 points.
On the season, five players are averaging double figures – led by Allen's 14.4. Nate Burger is second with 13.9 points, Konnor Baker 13.5, Ryan Bruns 11.8 and Aron Thress 10.1.
Bruns leads the team with 7.5 rebounds, while Thress is second with 6.5 boards.
In addition, his 14.0 points in Ohio Athletic Conference games lead the team.
After reaching double figures in each of the first five games, he achieved the feat in one of the next six. However, Russell has now reached double figures in three of the last five games, including a career-high 29 points against Capital.
He also holds the Wilmington NCAA-era record for most made free throws without a miss, going 10-for-10 against Capital.
DOUBLE FIGURES: Wilmington enters the game with four players averaging more than 10 points.
EFFICIENT FROSH: Freshman Noah Chatman currently leads the Ohio Athletic Conference, making 65.9 percent of his attempts. Earlier this season, he set a Wilmington NCAA-era record with 14 made field goals. Chatman just missed the NCAA rankings eligibility of 5.0 FG made, converting 4.9 field goals.