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Ohio Men’s Basketball Continues Play at Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic on Sunday

Ohio Men’s Basketball Continues Play at Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic on Sunday

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OHIO MEN'S BASKETBALL 2018-19 • GAME FOUR
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. | Ohio (2-1) vs. Loyola Marymount (4-0) | Montego Bay Convention Centre | Montego Bay, Jamaica | CBS Sports Network | Live Stats | Listen | Ohio Notes | LMU Notes

Montego Bay, Jamaica- The Ohio men's basketball team (2-1) returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 18 when the Bobcats continue play at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Bobcats will take on Loyola Marymount (4-0) at 6:30 p.m. inside the Montego Bay Convention Centre

Sunday's game will be aired on the CBS Sports Network with Bill Roth and Mark Wise on the call. The contest will also be broadcast on the Ohio IMG Sports Network, with 'Voice of the Bobcats' Russ Eisenstein and Rob Cornelius on the call. Radio pregame coverage is set to begin at 6 p.m. ET with 'Countdown To Tipoff.'

JERSEY MIKE'S JAMAICA CLASSIC
In its second year, the annual pre-season college basketball tournament will be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica from November 16-18, 2018, in one of the most iconic destinations in the Caribbean. With its picturesque beaches, modern resorts, and exciting nightlight, Montego Bay is one of the Caribbean's most popular tourist destinations – and a great setting for the 2018 Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic.

In addition to Ohio, seven (7) other universities round out the host and travel teams participating, including Austin Peay State University, Campbell University, Central Connecticut State University, Florida A&M University, Georgetown University, Loyola Marymount University, and University of South Florida. Eight (8) tournament games will be held on the four (4) host campus sites and eight (8) games at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica.

All games played in the Montego Bay Convention Centre will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

Montego Bay is the capital of the parish of St. James and is also Jamaica's only other officially incorporated city, referred to as The Second City or more widely known as MoBay in local lingo and sometimes Bay by the locals. From reggae to dancehall, few countries are so defined by their music as Jamaica. For its size, the country produces more music than any other place on earth and its beats and bass. Additionally, Jamaica is home to some of the finest golf courses and resorts in the Caribbean. The Caribbean has been a favorite golf destination for years: balmy nights, emerald ocean waters, lilting sounds of distant steel drums and ever-pervasive tropical atmosphere is not only relaxing but inspiring too. Montego Bay also boasts Doctor's Cave beach, one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica for its clean and beautiful waters. It is open to the public as well as to members of the Doctor's Cave Bathing Club where the whole family can have fun by renting a snorkel and scuba gear to explore the expansive world beneath the surface.

SCOUTING THE LIONS
Loyola Marymount is currently 4-0 and is coming off of a 65-52 victory over Georgetown on Friday (Nov. 16) at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic. 

Overall, LMU averages 70.0 points per game and 40.0 rebounds per contest. The Lions are shooing 41.1 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from three-point range and 79.5 percent from the charity stripe. LMU has also dished out a total of 44 assists and have snagged 40 steals. 

Leading the team is James Batemon, who is averaging 21.5 points per game, is shooing 39 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from three-point range and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. He also averages 4.5 rebounds and has 18 assists already on the season. Next is Mattias Markusson is averaging 10.3 points per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. He is also shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line. 

IN LMU'S LAST GAME
LMU is coming off of a 65-52 victory over Georgetown on Nov. 16 at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic. 

James Batemon finished the game with 27 points, going 6-of-15 from the field, 2-of-7 from three-point range and 13-of-13 from the free throw line. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Mattias Markusson finished with nine points, going 3-of-8 from the field, but grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds. 

As a team, LMU went 19-of-55 (.345) from the field, 5-of-20 (.250) from three-point range and 22-of-25 (.880) from the free throw line. The Lions also scored 25 points in the paint and nine points off of turnovers. 

SERIES HISTORY
This is the first meeting between Ohio and Loyola Marymount. 

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
The Bobcats are coming off of a,73-46 defeat at the hands on South Florida on Nov. 16 at the Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic. 

Sophomore guard Teyvion Kirk (Joliet, Ill.) led Ohio with 13 points, going 5-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line. Junior guard Antonio Cowart, Jr. (McComb, Miss.) finished with 10 points, going 4-of-8 from the field and grabbed five rebounds, while redshirt sophomore forward Jason Carter (Johnstown, Ohio) finished the game with eight points and six rebounds. 

As a team, Ohio shot 29 percent (16-of-55) from the field, 67 percent (12-of-18) from the free throw line and eight percent (2-of-25) from three-point range, while USF shot 44 percent (24-of-55) from the field, 27 percent (6-of-22) from three-point range and 73 percent (19-of-26) from the free throw line. Ohio grabbed 36 rebounds compared to USF's 39 and registered 20 turnovers to the Bulls' 17. The Bobcats scored 12 points off of turnovers, while USF scored 17, while the Bulls scored 32 points in the paint compared to Ohio's 26.

SCOUTING OHIO
The Bobcats enter the matchup with Loyola Marymount with an overall record of 2-1.

Three games into the season, Ohio is averaging 74.7 points per game. They are shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 22.4 percent from three-point range and 67.1 from the free throw line. The Bobcats are also averaging 44.0 rebounds a contest to go along with 15.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game. 

Individually, Jason Carter is averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He is shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. Meanwhile, Teyvion Kirk is added 14.7 points per game 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. 

Vander Plas is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting .481 from the field. 

UP NEXT
The Bobcats head back to Athens after the Thanksgiving Holiday when they take on Austin Peay on Saturday, Nov. 24. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. 

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