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Ohio Women’s Basketball Looks to Right Ship Against Western Michigan

Ohio Women’s Basketball Looks to Right Ship Against Western Michigan

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (8-7, 2-2 MAC) wraps up its two-game Mid-American Conference road trip on Saturday, Jan. 13 when the Bobcats head to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on MAC West foe Western Michigan (10-6, 3-1 MAC). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside University Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN3, but it you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada has you covered on WOUB- AM 1340.

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Jan. 13, 2018 | Western Michigan Broncos (10-6, 3-1 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (8-7, 2-2 MAC) | 2 p.m. ET | Kalamazoo, Mich. | Univeristy Arena | Gametracker |Watch ESPN Listen Live Ohio Game Notes | WMU Game Notes
 

A WIN AGAINST WMU WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 31st all-time win against Western Michigan.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 191st career win and his 92nd at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 556th victory in program history and 289th MAC win. 
- Give Ohio its third-straight win against WMU and first win in University Arena since Jan. 28, 2012.
- Move the Bobcats to 9-7 and 3-2 in the MAC. 

ALL TIME AGAINST WESTERN MICHIGAN
- Ohio leads the all-time series against WMU, 30-27.
- In their last meeting, the Bobcats defeated WMU on Jan. 25, 2017 80-67 in Athens. 
- The Bobcats have won their last two games against the Broncos, both games were played in Athens. 
- The Bobcats last played WMU in Kalamazoo on Jan. 7, 2015, with the Broncos winning, 61-51. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 8-7 overall and 2-2 in the MAC falling to Toledo, 75-57 on Jan. 10 in Toledo. 
- Leading Ohio is Amani Burke who is averaging 13.5 points per game. 
- Next is Cierra Hooks who is averaging 12.1 points per game and is averaging a team-leading 5.0 rebounds a contest. She is also leading the team in steals with 46 for the season, while also adding 29 assists.
- Burke is averaging 3.4 rebounds per game, and leads the team with 51 free-throws made.  
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.7 points a game and is leading the team with 30 three-pointers made. 
- Taylor Agler adds 9.3 points a game and 3.5 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 63 (4.2) assists. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 66.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 66.4 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooting .362 from the field, .259 from three-point range and .641 from the free throw line. 
- The Bobcats are averaging 32.0 rebounds a game, 10.4 assists per game and 2.0 blocks a game. 
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 13.5 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 24.9 times. 
- Ohio is also averaging 13.7 steals a game. 
- The Bobcats are currently second in the nation in turnover margin, fourth in turnovers forced and fifth in steals per game and ninth in total steals.
- The Bobcats are also 25th in the nation in fewest turnovers per 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
- On Dec. 10 at Purdue, the Bobcats defeated the Boilermakers for the first time since 1982, and defeated a Big Ten team on the road for the first time since 1994. 
- The Bobcats have forced teams to turn the ball over 30-plus times five times this season, and have forced at least 20 turnovers in 11 of their 15 games. 
- On Dec. 31, Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo. It was the first time all season that a Bobcat score 20 or more points. 
- Doseck was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 for her performance the week of Dec. 25. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 75-57 loss at the hands of Toledo on Jan. 10. 
- Leading Ohio was Gabby Burris with 14 points, going 6-of-9 from the field and 1-of-2 from three-point range while grabbing three rebounds and grabbing one steal.
- Amani Burke added 13 points, going 4-of-13 from the field, 5-of-6 from the free throw line while snagging four steals and dishing out two assists.
- Taylor Agler scored 11 points, going 3-of-9 from the field, 1-of-2 from three-point range and 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
 -Overall, Ohio went 19-of-59 (.328) from the field, 4-of-20 (.200) from three-point range and 15-of-20 (.750) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats were outrebounded, 53-24, however forced Toledo to turn the ball over 23 times and scored 25 points off of them. The Bobcats also had six assists and 12 steals. The Ohio bench also added 21 points for the Bobcats.
- For Toledo, Mikaela Boyd scored 17 points and grabbed 19 rebounds and dished out eight assists.  
- As a team, Toledo went 28-of-60 (.467) from the field, 4-of-16 (.250) from beyond the arc and 15-of-21 (.714) from the free throw line. The Rockets forced Ohio to turn the ball over 10 times, but scored 18 second chance points to go alone with 40 points in the paint.

IN WMU'S LAST GAME
- The Broncos are coming off of an 88-83 win over NIU on Jan. 10. 
- In that game, Deja Wimby scored 24 points, going 10-of-19 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. She also dished out nine assists. 
- Breanna Mobley added 22 points, going 7-of-10 from the field and 8-of-12 from the free throw line when grabbing nine boards. 
- Jasmyn Walker added 13 points, while Najee Smith added 11 points. 
- As a team, the Broncos shot .540 from the field, .333 from three-point range and .737 from the free throw line. 
- The Broncos also dished out 19 assists, had four blocks and nine steals and forced NIU into 15 turnovers. 
- Leading NIU was Courtney Woods who scored 26 points, while Kelly Smith added 21. 
- NIU shot .500 from the field, .476 from three-point range and .688 from the free throw line. 

SCOUTING WMU
- WMU is currently 10-6 overall and are 3-1 in the MAC following the 88-83 victory over NIU on Jan. 10. 
- Leading the Broncos is Breanna Mobley averaging 15.7 points a game and is shooting .545 from the field and .772 from the free throw line while averaging 8.8 rebounds a game. 
- Marley Hill is averaging 10.1 points per game and is shooting .443 from the field and .750 from the free throw line. 
- As a team, WMU is averaging 70.2 points per game while holding opponents to 63.9 points a game. 
- WMU is shooting .409 from the field, .278 from three-point range and .710 from the free throw line. 
- WMU is averaging 41.9 rebounds a game, dishing out 15.1 assists per game and averaging 3.7 blocks a game. 
- WMU is turning the ball over 16.2 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 16.9 points a game. 

LAST TIME AGAINST WESTERN MICHIGAN
- The Bobcats and Broncos last played on Jan. 25, 2017 in Athens, with the Bobcats winning 80-67. 
- Ohio scored 26 points in the paint and 24 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcat defense forced Western Michigan to turn the ball over 18 times. The Bobcats also dished out 15 assists and had 12 steals.
- Katie Barker led the team in scoring with 18, was 6-of-12 from the field and added one rebound.
- Hannah Boesinger scored 13 points and going 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range.
- Quiera Lampkins recorded 16 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals.
- Ohio shot 49 percent from the field, 41 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the free throw line.
- For WMU, Meredith Shipman and Breanna Mobley both scored 18 points with Mobley grabbing 10 boards.
- WMU shot 42 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 70 percent from the free throw line.
- The Broncos had 11 assists, one block and eight steals.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will return to Athens on Wednesday, Jan. 17 when the Bobcats host MAC East leading Buffalo. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3. 

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