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Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host IUPUI on Saturday

Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Host IUPUI on Saturday

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (4-1) returns home on Saturday, Dec. 2 when they head back to Athens, Ohio to take on IUPUI (5-1). Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. If you can't make it, you can catch the game on ESPN3 where Jake Hromada and Toni Roesch will have the call. Or on WOUB-AM 1340 where Gabe Genovesi & Noah Wolf will have you covered.

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Dec. 2, 2017 | IUPUI Jaguars (5-1) vs. Ohio Bobcats 4-1) | 3:30 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch LiveListen LiveOhio Game Notes | IUPUI Game Notes

A WIN AGAINST IUPUI WILL...
- Give Ohio their second win against IUPUI.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 187th career win and his 88th at Ohio. 
- Give Ohio its 552nd victory in program history. 
- Improve Ohio to 5-1 to open the season.
- Give the Bobcats five wins to open the season for the sixth time in program history and the second time under Boldon.
- Give Ohio it's third home win of the season. 
- Give Ohio its second-straight win against IUPUI. 

ALL TIME AGAINST IUPUI
- The Bobcats are 1-1 all-time against IUPUI, with Ohio winning the last match. 
- The last time the two teams met was on Dec. 10, 2016 when Ohio won the game, 71-65 in Indianapolis, Ind. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 4-1 after winning against Eastern Kentucky, 69-57 on Nov. 28 in Richmond, Ky. 
- Leading Ohio are Dominique Doseck and Cierra Hooks, who are averaging 12.6 points a game. Doseck has scored in double figures for five-straight contests, and is also averaging 1.2 assists a game and is shooting .389 from the three-point line. 
- Hooks is shooting .472 from three-point range and .472 from the field. 
- Amani Burke is adding 11.4 points per game while Taylor Agler is averaging 9.2 points a game to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 68.0 points per game while holding opponents to 56.0 points a game for a +12.0 scoring margin.
- The Bobcats are shooting .353 from the field, .246 from three-point range and .605 from the free throw line.  
- Ohio is averaging 35.5 rebounds a game. 
- The Bobcats are forcing 29.5 turnovers per game and averaging 17.8 steals a game. 
- The Bobcats are currently first in the nation in turnover margin, second in steals per game and third in turnovers forced. 
- 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 69-57 win against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 28 in the Richmond, Ky. 
- Four Bobcats scored in double figures, led by Dominique Doseck (Athens, Ohio) who scored 15 points, followed by Cierra Hooks (Dayton, Ohio) with 14. Taylor Agler (Westerville, Ohio) added 12 while Amani Burke (Columbus, Ohio) scored 11. Hooks also added a team-leading eight rebounds.
- The game would be back and forth through the second quarter, with the lead changing six times and the score being tied three times. In the quarter, Katie Barker (Cary, Ill.) and Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio) both hit three-pointers, but the game would go into the half with EKU leading 33-32.
- After EKU cut the Ohio lead to 49-46 seconds into the quarter, Ohio would go on a 12-1 lead over two minutes, giving the Bobcats a 60-47 lead with five minutes left. Over that run, Doseck and Agler would both drain three-pointers helping Ohio build the lead.
- After a jumper and two three-pointers from EKU to cut the Ohio lead to 62-57, the Bobcats would get a layup from Burris and capitalize on their free throws to close out the game, allowing Ohio to come away with the 69-57 victory.
- As a team, Ohio was 25-of-65 (.385) from the field, 7-of-26 (.269) from three-point range and 12-of-18 (.667) from the free throw line. EKU was 23-of-52 (.442) from the field, 5-of-14 (.357) from three-point range and 6-of-8 (.750) from the free throw line. 
- Ohio forced EKU to turn the ball over 27 times, with 13 of those miscues from steals and the Bobcats were able to score 28 points off of those turnovers. Meanwhile, Ohio only turned the ball over 11 times, with three of those coming from steals. 
- The Bobcats also recorded 11 assists and had four blocks. The Bobcats also recorded 23 bench points, eight fast break points and 36 points in the paint. 
- EKU out rebounded the Bobcats 42-31, however, Ohio won the offensive rebounding battle, 14-13. 
- EKU finished the game shooting 44 percent from field and also dished out 17 assists, compared to Ohio's 11.

IN IUPUI'S LAST GAME
- EKU is coming off of a 80-57 win against Memphis on Nov. 29. 
- Danielle Lawrence scored a career-high 38 points, the eighth most in a game in school history, on 12-for-21 (57%) shooting, while making six of her 10 threes and going 8-for-9 from the charity stripe.
- IUPUI scored 80 or more points for the third time in six games this season, they have also not trailed all season in a game they have won.
- IUPUI went 15-for-28 from the field, 7-for-12 from the three-point line, and 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the victory.

SCOUTING IUPUI
- IUPUI is 5-1 to start the season and are coming off of a 80-57 win against Memphis on Nov. 29. 
- Danielle Lawrence leads the team with 17.3 points per game and is also averaging 2.5 rebounds a contest. She is shooting .438 from the field. 
- Sydney Hall is averaging 9.8 points a game. While Holly Hoopingarner is also averaging 9.8 points. Macee Williams is team-leading with 7.5 rebounds a game. She is shooting .537 from the field. 
- As a team, EKU is averaging 71.5 points a game while allowing opponents to score 56.0 points a game. 
- The team is shooting .432 from the field, .298 from three-point range and .780 from the free throw line. 
- EKU is averaging 38.8 rebounds a game.
- EKU forced 19.8 turnovers a game while turning the ball over 14.8 times a contest.  

LAST TIME AGAINST IUPUI
- The Bobcats last faced off with IUPUI on Dec. 10, 2016 in Indianapolis where Ohio came away with the 71-65 win. 
- Overall, Lampkins led the team with 24 points and 10 rebounds, going10-of-21 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and 3-of-5 from the free throw line. 
- Agler registered 16 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, 1-of-4 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the free throw line. 
- Overall, Ohio was 28-of-70 (.400) from the field, 6-of-29 (.207) and 9-of-15 (.600) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats would grab 35 rebounds, dish out seven assists, register five blocks and have four steals.
- The Bobcats would force IUPUI to turn the ball over 17 times and score 27 points off of the turnovers.

TURNOVER MACHINES
- Despite their size, the Ohio defense has been solid for Ohio through the first four games. 
- The Bobcats are forcing 29.0 turnovers a game, which leads the MAC and is second in the nation. 
- Ohio also averaged 16.8 steals a game, which is also leading the MAC and is second in the nation. 
- The Bobcats also rank third in the country in turnovers forced (29.0). 
- Individually, Cierra Hooks (3.6) ranks second in the MAC in steals per game, while Taylor Agler (3.4) is third and Dominique Doseck (3.0) is tied for fourth. 
- Nationally, Hooks is 17th in steals per game, with Agler ranked 20th and Doseck ranked 37th. 
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame College, the Bobcats set the single game record for steals with 25. 
- The Bobcats have forced at least 20 turnovers in all five games this season. 

UP NEXT
Ohio will hit the road after Saturday's matchup to take on Cleveland State on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. inside the Wolstein Center and can be seen on ESPN3. 

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