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Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host No. 25 Michigan on Saturday

Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host No. 25 Michigan on Saturday

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (3-0) returns to Athens after a quick road trip to host Big 10 foe No. 25 Michigan (3-1) on Saturday, Nov. 25. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.  There will not be a stream of the game, however Jake Hromada will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340. 

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 25, 2017 | Michigan Wolverines (3-1) vs. Ohio Bobcats (3-0) | 2 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker | Listen LiveOhio Game Notes Michigan Game Notes

A WIN AGAINST MICHIGAN WILL...
- Give Ohio their second win against Michigan.
- Give Ohio its first win against Michigan since Dec. 14, 1994.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 186th career win and his 88th at Ohio. 
- Give Ohio a 4-0 start to open the season for the third-straight year and the fifth time in program history. 
- Improve Ohio's record against Big 10 opponents to 6-34.

ALL-TIME AGAINST THE BIG 10
- Ohio is 5-34 against Big 10 opponents. 
- The Bobcats last win against the Big 10 came on Dec. 22, 2016 against Illinois. 

SISTER SISTER
- In this match up, redshirt sophomore Hannah Thome will face off against her fraternal twin sister, Hallie.
- The Michigan junior is averaging 16.5 points a game and 5.8 rebounds a contest. She is shooting .632 from the field and .783 from the free throw line.

MORE SIBLING LOVE
- Ohio football player Kevin Robbins is the sister of Michigan sophomore Kayla Robbins. 
- Amani Burke is the sister of former Michigan great, Trey Burke. 

ALL TIME AGAINST MICHIGAN
- The Bobcats are 1-5 all time against Michigan. 
- The last time the two teams met was on Dec. 13, 2016 in Ann Arbor where Ohio fell, 69-46. 
- The last time the Bobcats defeated Michigan was on Dec. 14, 1994. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats have opened the season 3-0 for the second-straight year after defeating Marshall, 54-52 on Nov. 22 in Huntington, W. Va. 
- Leading the Bobcats in scoring early on is Gabby Burris who is averaging 12.3 points a game while adding 4.3 rebounds a game. She is also shooting .555 from field goal range.  
- Amani Burke is next, averaging 11.3 points a game. 
- Cierra Hooks is also averaging double digits, scoring 10.7 points while dishing out four steals a game. 
- Taylor Agler is leading the team in rebounds with 5.3 a game while dishing out six assists, four steals and 8.3 points a game. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 70.3 points a game while allowing opponents to score 50 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooing .362 from the field, .232 from three-point range and .590 from the free throw line. 
- Ohio's defense is forcing 31.7 turnovers a game and 19.0 steals a game. 
- In the Nov. 12 opener, four Bobcats made their first ever start as a Bobcat (Katie Barker, Amani Burke, Dominique Doseck and Kendall Jessing), while three others made their college debut (Burris, Cierra Hooks, Alexis Stover)
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame, Four Bobcats finished in double-digits and redshirt senior guard Taylor Agler finished with a career-high 10 assists. Meche'la Cobb also made her Bobcat debut.
- Ohio returns 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. 
- Ohio welcomed five freshmen to the squad, with Cierra Hooks, Erica Johnson, Alexis Stover, Kaylee Bambule and Gabby Burris taking the floor this season.

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a thrilling come-from-behind victory at Marshall on Nov. 22. 
- Down by six with less than 40 seconds left, the Bobcats would score eight points to come away with the 54-52 victory. 
- The game would be capped off by freshman guard Cierra Hooks' game-winning steal with four seconds left and game-winning layup with .3 seconds left to seal the victory. 
- Three Bobcats would finish in double figures, led by redshirt senior guard Taylor Agler (Westerville, Ohio) who scored 11 points. Hooks (Dayton, Ohio) and junior guard Dominique Doseck (Athens, Ohio) both added 10 points for Ohio, and redshirt sophomore guard Katie Barker (Cary, Ill.) grabbed a team-leading five rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio forced 28 turnovers, with 16 of those coming from steals – five of those coming at the hands of Hooks. The Bobcats capitalized on those Marshall miscues, scoring 32 points off of them.
- The Ohio bench also game through for Ohio, scoring 19 points compared to Marshall's two.
- The Herd out rebounded the Bobcats, 53-33 and scored 14 second chance points compared to Ohio's seven. However, Ohio was able to score 28 points in the paint, bettering The Herd's 24 points.
- The Bobcats' late game defense was able to help them prevail over a poor shooting night, shooting .294 from the field, .171 from three-point range and .400 from the free throw line.

IN MICHIGAN'S LAST GAME
- Michigan is coming off of a 78-69 win against Oakland on Nov. 22. 
-  Michigan had four players score in double figures in Hallie Thome (29), Katelynn Flaherty (26), Deja Church (11) and Hailey Brown (10). Brown also grabbed 11 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double.
- Michigan opened the fourth quarter on a 5-0 run, getting a triple from Flaherty and a long two from Nicole Munger in the first 59 seconds of the frame to take a 56-49 lead. U-M's lead never dipped below three the rest of the way.
- Michigan outscored Oakland, 27-20, in the final 10 minutes, getting 12 points from Flaherty and seven points from Church down the stretch.
- Michigan shot .463 from the field, .273 from three-point range and .735 from the free throw line. 
- Michigan snagged 37 rebounds and forced 15 turnovers. 

SCOUTING MICHIGAN
- Michigan is 3-1 to start the season with wins against Mason, Liberty and Oakland, and their only loss coming at the hands of Louisville. 
- Michigan is coming off of a 78-69 win against Oakland on Nov. 22. 
- Leading the team is Katelynn Flaherty who is averaging 24.5 points a game and 2.8 rebounds a contest while shooting .484 from the field and .483 from three-point range. 
- Next is Hallie Thome who is averaging 16.5 points a game and is leading in the team with a .632 field goal percentage while also shooting .783 from the free throw line. 
- Hailey Brown leads the team in rebounds with 7.5 a game. 
- As a team, Michigan is averaging 69.0 points a game while allowing opponents to score 63.5 points a game. 
- Michigan is shooting .443 from the field and .322 from three-point range and is shooting .742 from the free throw line. 
- Michigan is forcing 13.5 turnovers while turning the ball over 18.3 points a game. 
- Michigan is also averaging 7.3 steals a game and 3.4 blocks a game. 

LAST TIME AGAINST MICHIGAN
- The Bobcats last faced off with Michigan last season on Dec. 13, 2016 in Ann Arbor where the Bobcats fell 69-48. 
- Quiera Lampkins led the Bobcats with 15 points, going 5-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon added seven points and 10 rebounds, going 2-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 2-of-4 from the free throw line. She also had five steals and two blocks.
- Ymonie Jenkins also finished with seven points.
- Overall, Ohio was 13-of-58 (.224) from the field, 3-of-23 (.130) from beyond the arc and 17-of-28 (.607) from the free throw line.
- Overall, Ohio forced 25 turnovers and scored 13 points off of them. The Bobcats also dished out four assists, had five blocks and had 12 steals.
- For Michigan, Katelynn Flaherty finished with 25 points, going 7-of-17 from the field, 3-of-8 from three-point range and 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
- Hallie Thome finished with 13 points, going 3-of-3 from the field.
- Siera Thompson finished with 10 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds.
- Overall, Michigan shot 15-of-32 form the field, 4-of-10 from three-point range and 20-of-23 from the free throw line.
- Michigan grabbed 63 rebounds, dished out 14 assists, had three blocks and nine steals.

UP NEXT
Ohio returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 28 when the Bobcats head to Richmond, Ky. to take on Eastern Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. 

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