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Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host Walsh for Exhibition

Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host Walsh for Exhibition

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team is set for one more tune up before the start of the 2017-18 regular season, when they take on Walsh on Saturday, Nov. 4. Tip-off is set 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. 

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 4, 2017  |Walsh Cavaliers (0-0) vs. Ohio Bobcats (0-0) | 1:00 p.m. ET |Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker | Ohio Game Notes | Walsh Game Notes

ALL TIME AGAINST WALSH
- The Bobcats are 1-0 all time against Walsh. 
- The last time Ohio saw the Cavaliers was in the 1978-79 season where the Bobcats won the matchup, 65-62. 

OHIO IN EXHIBITION
- On Nov. 5, 2016, the Bobcats defeated Thomas More, 87-50 inside the Convocation Center.
- Ohio shot 29-of-63 of (46 percent) from the field and 10-of-31 (32.3 percent) from three-point range.
- The Bobcats limited Thomas More to 20-of-48 (41.7 percent) from the field and 5-of-17 (29.4 percent) from beyond the arc.
- Ohio out-rebounded Thomas More by a 36-31 margin.
- The Saints turned the ball over 26 times, while Ohio had 15 turnovers.
- The Bobcat bench added 31 points for Ohio

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off of a 22-10 season and a 12-6 conference record. 
- Ohio wrapped up 2016-17 at the WNIT where they fell to Penn State in the first round. 
- Last season the Bobcats averaged 69.3 points per game and shot .235 from the field and .300 from three-point range. 
- Ohio averaged 35.5 rebounds and 12.4 assists per game. 
- The Bobcat defense also averaged 9.4 steals a game, 3.7 blocks per game. 
- Ohio is looking to replace the minutes from six Bobcats from last season, losing Quiera Lampkins, Yamonie Jenkins, Jasmine Weatherspoon, Hannah Boesinger, Tmisht Stinson and Kelly Karlis. 
- Ohio will return one starter from last year's squad, in redshirt senior Taylor Agler
- The Bobcats will return six bench players, including All-MAC Freshman Team member Amani Burke
- Katie Barker, Dominique Doseck, Olivia Bower, Hannah Thome and Kendall Jessing will also return to the floor for Ohio. 
- Meche'la Cobb, who redshirted last season for the Bobcats, is set to make her debut for the Bobcats this season. 
- Ohio will welcome five freshmen to the squad, with Cierra Hooks, Erica Johnson, Alexis Stover, Kaylee Bambule and Gabby Burris set to take the floor in Athens for the first time. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO FOR REAL
- The last time we say the Bobcats was in the first round of the 2017 WNIT, where the Bobcats fell 74-65 to Penn State on March 17. 
- Leading the Bobcats was Lampkins who scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double.
- Agler added a season-high 18 points.
- Weatherspoon also scored 10 points.
- Overall, Ohio shot .369 from the field, .276 from three-point range and .643 from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 37 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, had one block and five steals.
- Ohio forced Penn State to turn the ball over eight times and scored 10 points off of them.

SCOUTING WALSH
-  Walsh is coming off of a 15-13 season where they finished 11-9 in conference play. 
- The Cavaliers averaged 66.8 points per game, while shooting .381 from the field and .256 from three-point range. 
- Walsh averaged 38.3 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists a contest. 
- Walsh averaged 15.8 turnovers a game and 9.8 steals and 3.0 blocks a contest. 
- Returning for Walsh is Alex Hochstedler who averaged 11.7 points per game, while shooting .354 from the field and .253 from three-point range. 
- Brittni Clopton also returns, who average 11.1 points per game shot .468 from the field and .344 from three-point range. 
- Walsh will welcome four newcomers and bring back 12 returners. 

IN WALSH LAST GAME
- The last time Walsh saw the floor was in the GLIAC Quarterfinals where they fell to Ashland, 91-63. 
- Alex Hochstedler paced the Cavaliers with 16 points on the night as the only player in Maroon and Gold in double-figures. She was 6-of-12 overall from the field and made two from behind the arc. Defensively she was impressive with five of the Cavs' 15 steals.
- In the game, Walsh shot .400 from the field and had 32 rebounds and scored 40 points in the paint. 

RETURNING BOBCATS
- Ohio will return one starter from the 2016-17 season in redshirt senior Taylor Agler
- Last season, Agler played in all 32 games for Ohio, starting 31 of them. The Westerville, Ohio native averaged 7.4 points a game while shooting .405 from the field and .336 from three-point range. She also dished out 104 assists and had 61 steals.
- The Bobcats also return MAC All-Freshman team member, Amani Burke who averaged 7.3 points per game and shot .368 from the field and .339 from three-point range. 
- Ohio also returns Katie Barker who played in 30 games this season and averaged 5.1 points per game. She shot .354 from three-point range, making 50 three-pointers. During conference play she averaged 5.2 points a game and shot .326 from the field and .344 from three-point range.
- Dominique Doseck is also back for Ohio, Doseck played in 29 out of 32 games for the Bobcats this season and averaged 3.0 points a game and had nine steals and 12 assists. She shot .311 from the field while averaging 8.2 minutes a game. During conference play, Doseck averaged 3.6 points a game and shot .375 from the field and .405 from three-point range.
- Kendall Jessing, Olivia Bower and Hannah Thome also return for Ohio. 

NEW LOOK BOBCATS
- Ohio fans will see a nuber of new faces on the court this season.
- Meche'la Cobb, who redshirted last season for the Bobcats, is set to make her debut for the Bobcats this season. 
- Ohio will welcome five freshmen to the squad, with Cierra Hooks, Erica Johnson, Alexis Stover, Kaylee Bambule and Gabby Burris set to take the floor in Athens for the first time. 

RETURN OF COACH KATE
- With Walsh coming to town, the Bobcats will welcome back former assistant coach, and now Walsh head coach, Kate Bruce. 
- Bruce was an assistant for the Bobcats from 2013-16 before leaving for Walsh. 
- Bruce was an assist for the Bobcats during the 2014-15 MAC Championship run and the 2015-16 Regular Season Championships. 

YOUNG GUNS OF THE MAC
- The Ohio women's basketball team will sport the least about of returning minute this season, in a note thanks to EMU media relations contact, Katie Gonzales.
- Ohio will see a total of 3,877 minutes return to the court for 2017-18. 
-  The Complete list is below:
            Miami                       13,782
            Buffalo                     12,413
            Central Michigan       11,567
            Western Michigan      10,848
            Kent State                10,795
            Toledo                      10,590
            Northern Illinois        9,661
            Bowling Green          8,073
            Ball State                 6,852
            Eastern Michigan      6,452
            Akron                      4,964
            Ohio                        3,877

PRESEASON POLL
- The Bobcats we selected third in the MAC East in this season's preseason poll. 
- the Bobcats collected one out of 12 first place votes to finish third in the MAC East Division, behind Buffalo and Kent State and in front of Miami, Bowling Green and Akron.
- Central Michigan was selected first in the MAC West, earning 10 first place votes, finishing in front of Toledo, Ball State, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan.  
- Central Michigan was selected to win the regular season title, earning 10 votes. CMU was also selected to win this season's tournament title, earning nine first-place votes.

PRESEASON HONORS
- Redshirt senior Taylor Agler was selected to the MAC East Preseason team for the first time in her career at Ohio. 

2016-17 MILESTONES
- Ohio defeated Illinois for the first time in program history on Dec. 22. 
- The Bobcats were 9-2 in no conference play for the first time in program history.
- Ohio defeated a Big Ten team for only the fourth time in program history. 
- Ohio defeated Toledo in Savage Arena for only the second time in 22 years. Also registering back-to-back wins there for the first time since 1986 and 1987. 
- Quiera Lampkins surpassed 1,500 career points on Jan. 18 against Toledo. She is the fourth Bobcat to do so. 
- Lampkins moved into second all-time in scoring in Ohio history on March 6 in the first round of the MAC Tournament. 
- Ohio made it to the post season for three-straight years for the first time in program history. 
- Ohio has had three-straight 20-win season for the first time in program history. 

THE BOLDON FILE
- Head coach Bob Boldon enters his fifth season as Ohio's head coach. 
- Boldon and the Bobcats had their third 26-win season in program history in 2015-16. Boldon led the `Cats to back-to-back Mid-American Conference Regular season titles in 2015-16/2014-15.
- The team had its fifth postseason appearance in program history and its second appearance in the WNIT.
- The team as a whole saw a 20-win improvement from Boldon's first season, finishing with a record of 26-7. 
- Boldon finished the season with 84 total wins at Ohio.

UP NEXT
On Sunday, Nov. 12, Ohio will open its regular season at home against High Point. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3.

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