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Ohio Women’s Basketball Heads to Bowling Green for Matchup with Falcons

Ohio Women’s Basketball Heads to Bowling Green for Matchup with Falcons

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (9-8, 3-3 MAC) continue Mid-American Conference play this Saturday, Jan. 20 when they head to Bowling Green, Ohio to take on Bowling Green (10-7, 2-4 MAC). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Stroh Center.  The game can be seen on ESPN3. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada has you covered on WOUB- AM 1340.

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Jan. 20, 2018 | Bowling Green Falcons (10-7, 2-4 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (9-8, 3-3 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Bowling Green, Ohio | Stroh Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN Listen Live Ohio Game Notes | Bowling Green Game Notes 
 

A WIN AGAINST BOWLING GREEN WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 28th all-time win against BGSU.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 192nd career win and his 93rd at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 557th victory in program history and 290th MAC win. 
- Move the Bobcats to 10-8 and 4-3 in the MAC. 
- Be the seventh-straight win against Bowling Green and they fourth-straight in the Stroh Center. 

ALL TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- Bowling Green leads the all-time series with the Bobcats, with Ohio winning the last six matchups. 
- Last season, Ohio swept the season series with the Falcons, winning on Dec. 31 and March 1. 
- In the last matchup of last season, Ohio downed BGSU, 79-68, on March 1 in Athens. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 9-8 overall and 3-3 in the MAC falling to Buffalo in a hard-fought battle, 67-63, on Jan. 17.
- Leading Ohio is Amani Burke who is averaging 13.8 points per game. 
- Next is Cierra Hooks who is averaging 12.6 points per game and is averaging a team-leading 5.0 rebounds a contest. She is also leading the team in steals with 53 for the season, while also adding 32 assists.
- Burke is averaging 3.8 rebounds per game, and leads the team with 58 free-throws made.  
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.3 points a game and is leading the team with 31 three-pointers made. 
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.5 points per game and 12.2 points per game since MAC play began. 
- Taylor Agler adds 8.8 points a game and 3.6 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 69 (4.1) assists. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 66.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 65.7 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooting .366 from the field, .258 from three-point range and .647 from the free throw line. 
- The Bobcats are averaging 32.6 rebounds a game, 10.2 assists per game and 1.8 blocks a game. 
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.2 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 24.4 times. 
- Ohio is also averaging 13.5 steals a game. 
- The Bobcats are currently second in the nation in turnover margin, third in turnovers forced and fourth in steals per game and seventh in total steals.
- 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 12 of their 17 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. 
- On Jan. 13, Cierra Hooks scored a career-high 22 points in a win at Western Michigan. She was the second Bobcat this season to score 20-plus points in a game. Hooks scored 15 of her 22 points in the third quarter. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 63-67 battle against Buffalo on Jan. 17 in Athens, 
- Amani Burke led all scorers with her season-high 20-points. She shot 7-of-17 from the field and 5-of-10 from the free-throw line. Burke also added eight rebounds.
- Gabby Burris added seven rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of play.
- Cierra Hooks added an assist, seven steals and four rebounds to her stat line on the night.
Taylor Agler (Westerville, Ohio) dished out a team-high four assists.
- As a team, Ohio was 22-of-66 (.333) from the field, 3-of-20 (.150) from three-point range and 16-of-24 (.667) from the free throw line.
- Ohio was out rebounded by Buffalo, 42-40. Ohio also dished out seven assists and had 17 steals. Ohio also forced the Bulls to turn the ball over 20 times and scored 21 points off of them.
- Ohio also scored 36 points in the paint, 17 second chance points and had 25 bench points.
- Leading Buffalo was Cierra Dillard with 20 points, followed by Summer Hemphill with 19.
- The Bulls went 22-of-49 (.449) from the field, 3-of-12 (.250) from three-point range and 20-of-33 (.606) from the free throw line.
- Buffalo dished out 15 assists, had six blocks and nine steals; forcing 25 Bobcat turnovers.

IN BOWLING GREEN'S LAST GAME
- Bowing Green is coming off of a come-from-behind 60-50 win over Kent State in Jan. 17 in Bowling Green. 
- BGSU shot 31.6 percent from the field for the game, but the Falcons were 11-for-26 (42.3%) in the second half. KSU shot 34% on the night.
- The Falcons went 9-for-23 from three-point range, for a 39.1% success rate. The Flashes were just 3-for-19 (15.8%) from the arc.
- BG was 15-of-17 (88.2%) at the free-throw line, while the visitors went 13-for-19 (68.4%).
- Kent State held a 45-30 rebounding advantage, although each team had 17 boards in the second half.
- The Flashes turned the ball over 20 times, compared to just 11 for the Falcons. BGSU had a 23-13 lead in points off turnovers.
- Sydney Lambert and Caterrion Thompson scored in double digits for the Falcons. Carly Santoro scored eight points, while Andrea Cecil had seven points, along with three assists, three steals and three blocked shots.
- Kennedy Williams, Haley Puk and Jane Uecker all had six points in the win. Williams was a perfect 2-for-2 from three-point range, while Puk had two assists and tied Cecil for game honors with three steals.
- Ali Poole and Megan Carter combined for 29 of KSU's 50 points. They also combined to go 12-for-24 from the floor, while their teammates went just 5-for-26.

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
- Bowling Green is 10-7 overall and 2-4 in the MAC and are coming off of a 60-50 victory over Kent State on Jan. 17. 
- Leading BG is Carly Santoro who is averaging 14.1 points per game and 9.9 rebounds. 
- Next is Andrea Cecil with 10.4 points per game. 
- As a team, BG is averaging 64.8 points a game and allowing opponents to score 67.2 points a game. 
- The Falcons are shooting .374 from the field, .323 from three-point range and .723 from the free throw line. 
- BG is also grabbing 37.5 rebounds a game, dishing out 9.9 assists per game and turning the ball over an average of 14.8 times a game. 
- BG is also averaging 7.7 steals a game 2.0 blocks a game. 

LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- The Bobcats and Falcons last met on March 1, 2017, with the Bobcats winning the matchup 79-68. 
- Ohio scored 30 points in the paint and 15 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcats defense forced Bowling Green to turn the ball over 13 times. The Bobcats also dished out 9 assists.
- Lampkins led all scorers on the evening with 23 points on 6-of-10 shooting. She added nine rebounds and two assists.
- Jenkins and Burke finished off the night with 11 points each.
- Ohio shot 48 percent from the field, 33 percent from 3-point range and 69 percent from the line.
- For Bowling Green, Sydney Lambert led her squad with 29 points on 8-of-16 shooting.
- Bowling Green shot 43 percent from the field, 29 percent from 3-point range and 69 percent from the line.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 24 when the Bobcats host Northern Illinois. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3. 

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