2018-19 Ohio Men's Basketball News

  • Ohio Bobcats Spring Sports Showcase Airs Tonight
    March 20, 2019
    It's been a busy week in Ohio Bobcats Athletics, so it's a good time for the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College to hit the air. "Ohio Bobcats Spring Sports Showcase" is live from 6-7 p.m. on the network flagship station Power 105 (WXTQ, 105.5 FM), OhioBobcats.com and on TuneIn. 
  • Ohio Athletics Announces Change In Men’s Basketball Leadership
    March 13, 2019
    Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced today that the contract of men’s basketball head coach Saul Phillips will not be renewed.
  • No. 10 Ohio Men’s Basketball Season Comes to an End at No. 7 Northern Illinois
    March 12, 2019
     Despite a double-double from senior forward Doug Taylor, the 10th-seeded Ohio men’s basketball team (14-17) would be unable to overcome a 16-point halftime deficit, falling to No. 7 Northern Illinois (16-16), 80-61, inside the NIU Convocation Center on Monday evening (March 11) in the opening round of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.
  • Vander Plas Named MAC Freshman of the Year
    March 12, 2019
    Ohio men’s basketball redshirt freshman forward Ben Vander Plas has been named the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches and media members, the conference announced today (March 12). 
  • Carter, Preston, Vander Plas Earn All-MAC Honors
    March 11, 2019
    Three members of the Ohio men’s basketball team earned spots on the 2019 All-Mid-American Conference Teams, the league announced today (March 11). In a vote of the league’s coaches and media members, redshirt sophomore forward Jason Carter was named to the All-MAC Third Team, while freshman guard Jason Preston and redshirt freshman forward Ben Vander Plas were named to the All-Freshman Team. 
  • No. 10 Ohio Men’s Basketball Set to Open 2019 MAC Tournament at No. 7 NIU
    March 10, 2019
    The 10th-seeded Ohio men’s basketball team (14-16) beings play in the 2-19 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday, March 11 when they take on No. 7 Northern Illinois (15-16) in DeKalb, Ill. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET inside the NIU Convocation Center.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Sends Seniors Off with 66-57 Victory over Miami
    March 08, 2019
    The Ohio Men’s Basketball team (14-16, 6-12 MAC) came from behind and took down Miami (15-16, 7-11 MAC) for a 66-57 Senior Night victory inside the Convocation Center on Friday night. With the win, the Bobcats wrapped up the 10thseed in this year’s Mid-American Conference Tournament. Ohio will head to DeKalb, Ill. to take on seventh-seeded Northern Illinois on Monday, March 11. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball to Honor Seniors on Friday Against Miami
    March 07, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (13-16, 5-12 MAC) returns to the Convocation Center one final time in 2018 when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference East foe Miami (15-15, 7-10 MAC) for the second edition of the 'Battle of the Bricks' on Friday, March 8. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. 
  • Saul Phillips Show Inside the Convo Tonight
    March 06, 2019
    The Saul Phillips Show returns to the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield/IMG College tonight (March 6) inside the Convocation Center. The show is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. 
  • Taylor, Ohio Men’s Basketball Push No. 19 Buffalo to the Brink in the Convo
    March 05, 2019
    Although senior forward Doug Taylor (Columbus, Ohio) registered a career-high 20 points, the Ohio men's basketball team (13-16, 5-12 MAC) fell to Mid-American Conference East foe, No. 19 Buffalo (24-3, 15-2 MAC), 82-79, inside the Convocation Center Tuesday evening (March 5). 
  • Ohio Men's Basketball Set to Host No. 19 Buffalo in the Convo on Tuesday
    March 04, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (13-15, 5-11 MAC) returns to action on Tuesday, March 5 for the first of the final two home games of the regular season when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference East foe No. 19 Buffalo (26-3, 14-2 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.
  • Vander Plas, Ohio Men’s Basketball Dominate Akron for 73-49 Victory
    March 02, 2019
    Led by a 20 points performance from redshirt freshman forward Ben Vander Plas, the Ohio men's basketball team (13-15, 5-11 MAC) downed Akron (15-14, 7-9 MAC), 73-49, Saturday afternoon (March 2), inside James A. Rhodes Arena. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for Matchup at Akron on Saturday
    March 01, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (12-15, 4-11 MAC) returns to action on Saturday, March 2 for the final road game of the regular season when the Bobcats head to Akron, Ohio for a battle with the Zips (15-13, 7-8 MAC). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside James A. Rhodes Arena. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Fights Kent State to the End on the Road
    February 26, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (12-15, 4-11 MAC) returned to action on Tuesday (Feb. 26) night. Falling to Kent State (20-8, 9-6 MAC), 78-73, in a back-and-forth battle that saw nine lead changes, most of which came late in the second half. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Looks to Carry Momentum to Kent State
    February 25, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (12-14, 4-10 MAC) returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 26 when the Bobcats head to Kent, Ohio for a matchup with Mid-American Conference East foe Kent State (19-8, 8-6). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the M.A.C Center. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Snaps Skid, Downs Bowling Green in Overtime
    February 22, 2019
    Led by 23 points from Redshirt-sophomore forward Jason Carter, the Ohio men’s basketball team (12-14, 4-10 MAC) snapped a six-game losing streak, defeating Mid-American Conference East foe Bowling Green (19-8, 11-3 MAC), 92-87 in overtime, Friday night (Feb. 22), inside the Convocation Center.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for Nationally Televised Matchup with Bowling Green on Friday
    February 21, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (11-14, 3-10 MAC) returns to action on Friday, Feb. 22 when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference East foe Bowling Green (19-7, 11-2). Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. 
  • Saul Phillips Show Returns to Broney’s Tonight
    February 20, 2019
    The Saul Phillips Show returns to the Ohio IMG Sports Network tonight (Feb. 20) for the ninth of eleven shows this season. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Falls to Nationally-Ranked Buffalo on the Road
    February 19, 2019
    Despite a team-high 16 points from redshirt sophomore forward Jason Carter, the Ohio men’s basketball team (11-14, 3-10 MAC) would be unable to overcome a hot shooting Bulls team, falling to No. 25 Buffalo (23-3, 11-2 MAC), 114-67, Tuesday night (Feb. 19) inside Alumni Arena. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Heads North for Matchup with Nationally Ranked Buffalo
    February 18, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (11-13, 3-9 MAC) returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 19 when the Bobcats head to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on Mid-American Conference East foe No. 25 Buffalo (22-3, 10-2 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside Alumni Arena. 
  • Vander Plas’ Career Day Not Enough to Lead Bobcats Past CMU
    February 16, 2019
    Despite a double-double from redshirt freshman forward Ben Vander Plas, who scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, the Ohio men’s basketball team would drop an offensive battle to Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon, falling 87-78 inside McGuirk Arena. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for Trip to Central Michigan This Weekend
    February 15, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (11-12, 3-8 MAC) returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 when the Bobcats head to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to take on Mid-American Conference West foe Central Michigan (16-8, 5-6 MAC). Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. inside McGuirk Arena. 
  • Saul Phillips Show Returns to Broney’s Tonight
    February 13, 2019
    The Saul Phillips Show returns to the Ohio IMG Sports Network tonight (Feb. 13) for the eighth of eleven shows this season. 
  • Ohio Men's Basketball Announces 2019 Summer Camps
    February 13, 2019
    Fifth-year head coach Saul Phillips and the Ohio men's basketball program announced the Bobcats' 2019 summer camp schedule on Tuesday (Feb. 13).
  • Late Run Unable to Lead Ohio Men’s Basketball Past Eastern Michigan 
    February 12, 2019
    Despite a last-minute comeback effort, the Ohio men’s basketball team (11-12, 3-7 MAC) fell to Eastern Michigan (11-13, 5-6 MAC), 66-57, Tuesday night (Feb. 12) inside the Convocation Center.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Hosts Eastern Michigan in Athens on Tuesday
    February 11, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (11-11, 3-7 MAC) returns to Athens on Tuesday, Feb. 12 when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference West Division foe Eastern Michigan (10-13, 4-6 MAC). TIp-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Falls to Miami on the Road
    February 09, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a slow first half, falling to Miami, 79-59, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9), inside Millett Hall. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track at Miami 
    February 08, 2019
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (11-10, 3-6 MAC) returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 9 when the Bobcats head to Oxford, Ohio to take on Mid-American Conference East foe Miami (12-11, 4-6 MAC) for the first installment of this year's 'Battle of the Bricks'. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside Millett Hall. 
  • Saul Phillips Show Back on Air Tonight
    February 06, 2019
    The Saul Phillips Show returns to the Ohio IMG Sports Network tonight (Feb. 6) for the seventh of eleven shows this season. 
  • 1968-69 Ohio Men's Basketball Team Began 50 Years Of Convo Magic
    February 03, 2019
    Led by 20th-year head coach Jim Snyder, the 1968-69 Ohio men's basketball team had the honor of being the first to play in the Convocation Center -- a 13,080-seat arena located on the edge of the Athens campus that was the vision of Ohio President Vernon R. Alden.
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