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Ohio Women’s Basketball Looks to Carry Momentum to Miami

Ohio Women’s Basketball Looks to Carry Momentum to Miami

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (11-8, 5-3 MAC) returns to action for one more game before the Bobcats' bye week when Ohio heads to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami (11-8, 3-5 MAC) in the first installment of the 2018 'Battle of the Bricks.' Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside Millett Hall and 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. 27, 2018 | Miami RedHawks (11-8, 3-5 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (11-8, 5-3 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Oxford, Ohio | Millett Hall | Gametracker |Watch ESPN Listen Live Ohio Game Notes | Miami Game Notes 
  

A WIN AGAINST MIAMI WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 33rd all-time win against Miami.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 194th career win and his 95th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 559th victory in program history and 292nd MAC win. 
- Move the Bobcats to 12-8 and 6-3 in the MAC.   
- Give Ohio 12 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon. 
- It would be the 19th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 12 wins in a season. 
- It would be the 23rd time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least six games in MAC play. 
- Be the seventh-straight win for Ohio against the RedHawks and the fourth-straight in Miami.  

ALL TIME AGAINST MIAMI
- Miami leads the all-time series against the Bobcats, 53-32. 
- The Bobcats have defeated the RedHawks six-straight times. 
- Last season, Ohio swept the season series with Miami, winning Jan. 28, 2017 and Feb. 25, 2017. 
- In the last matchup on Feb. 25, Ohio defeated Miami in Oxford, 77-63. 
- The Bobcats have also won the last three games inside Millett Hall. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 11-8 overall and 5-3 in the MAC after defeating NIU, 77-75 on a last second steal and layup from Cierra Hooks on Jan. 24 inside the Convo. 
- Leading Ohio is Hooks, averaging 13.2 points per game, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game. 
- Next is Amani Burke who is scoring an average of 13.0 points per game. 
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.4 points a game and is tied with Katie Barker for the team lead with 35 three-pointers made.  
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.6 points per game and 11.6 points per game since MAC play began. 
- Taylor Agler adds 8.7 points a game and 387 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 85 (4.5) assists. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.1 points a game while allowing opponents to score 66.1 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooting .369 from the field, .271 from three-point range and .645 from the free throw line. 
- The Bobcats are averaging 32.9 rebounds a game, 10.6 assists per game and 1.7 blocks a game. 
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.2 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 23.9 times. 
- Ohio is also averaging 13.4 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 sixth 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 13 of their 19 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. 
- Hooks added another 20-point game on Jan. 20 at Bowling Green, scoring 20 points and going 10-of-12 from the free throw line. 
- Katie Barker recorded a career game in Jan. 24 against NIU when she scored 24 points and hit a career-high eight three pointers. 
- In the same game on Jan. 24, Ohio drained 15 three-pointers, a season high for the Bobcats. 
- Also against NIU, Hooks recorded her second game-winning steal and layup as time expired of the season. The first time coming on Nov. 22 at Marshall. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a thrilling 77-75 victory against NIU on Jan. 24. 
- With 13 seconds left, the Bobcats would turn the ball over, giving NIU with ball under the Ohio basket. Then with one second left, Hooks would steal the ball from the hands of the NIU player at midcourt, taking it to the rim and giving Ohio the 77-75 lead with two seconds left.
- Barker registered a career-high 24 points, going 8-of-13 from the field, and setting a career-high in three-pointers made. She also grabbed four rebounds.
- Hooks scored 16 points and went 7-of-13 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line. She also grabbed one rebound and had six steals.
- Doseck scored 14 points, going 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-10 from three-point range and went 2-for-2 from the free throw line. She grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and had one steal.
- Agler scored nine points, going 3-of-9 from the field and 1-of-4 from three-point range. She also grabbed six rebounds, three steals and recorded a career-high 12 assists.
- Burris added eight points, going 3-of-4 from the field, 1-of-2 from three-point range and grabbed a team-leading seven rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio shot 27-of-64 (.422) from the field, hit a season-high 15 three points (15-of-35; .429) and 8-of-19 (.421) from the free throw line.
- Ohio was outrebounded 43-35, but the Bobcats recorded 12 offensive boards compared to NIU's 11.
- The Bobcats dished out 20 assists, had one block and registered 15 steals. Ohio also forced NIU to turn the ball over 21 times and scored 15 points off of them. Ohio scored 22 points in the paint and 24 bench points.
- For NIU, Kelly Smith scored 18 points, followed by Courtney Woods with 17 and Gabby Nikitinaite with 11 points.
- The Huskies shot 30-of-61 (.492) from the field, 6-of-21 (.286) from three-point range and 9-of-16 (.563) from the free throw line.
- NIU also dished out 13 assists, has three steals and one block and forced Ohio to turn the ball over 16 times, scoring 14 points off of them. NIU also added 44 points in the paint and 12 second chance points.

IN MIAMI'S LAST GAME
- Miami is coming off of a 73-69 victory against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 24. 
- In the game, Lauren Dickerson led the way with 33 points, going 11-of-24 from the field, 4-of-9 from three-point range and 7-of-8 from the free throw line. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists and had three steals. 
- Kendall McCoy added 19 points, going 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. 
- Savannah Kluesner also added double figures, scoring 10 points and registering four blocks. 
- Overall, Miami shot .450 form the field, .429 from three-point range and .867 from the free throw line. 
- For EMU, Sasha Dailey scored 26 points, going 10-of-17 from the field and 5-of-7 from three-point range. Emoni Jackson added 13 rebounds. 
- EMU shot .438 from the field, .286 from three-point range and .692 from the free throw line. 
- Miami scored 34 points in the paint and 17 points off of turnovers. 

SCOUTING MIAMI
- Miami is currently 11-8 overall and 3-5 in the MAC after defeating EMU, 73-69 on Jan. 24. 
- Leading Miami is Lauren Dickerson who is averaging 21.4 points a game and is shooting 441 from the field. 
- Kendall McCoy is averaging 11.9 points a game and 6.1 rebounds a game while shooting .487 from the field and .900 from the free throw line. 
- Overall, Miami is averaging 70.6 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.8 points a game. 
- Miami is shooting .441 from the field, .359 from three-point range and .709 from the free throw line. 
- Miami is averaging 35.7 rebounds a game and 14.3 assists per game. 
- Miami is turning the ball over an average of 15.2 times a game while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 14.7 times a game. 
- Miami is averaging 7.0 steals a game and 2.5 blocks a game.  

LAST TIME AGAINST MIAMI
- The Bobcats and RedHawks last met on Feb. 25, 2017 when the Bobcats defeated Miami, 77-63 inside the Convocation Center. 
- Ohio scored 30 points in the paint and 29 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcats defense forced Miami to turn the ball over 22 times. The Bobcats also dished out 14 assists.
- Amani Burke and Quiera Lampkins led the team in scoring, both tallying 21 on the night. Burke added two rebounds and one assists and Lampkins contributed five rebounds and five steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon finished the night with four points, eight rebounds, four blocks and one steal.
- Ohio shot 46 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 64 percent from the line.
- For Miami, Lauren Dickerson led her squad with 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting.
- Miami shot 43 percent from the field, 53 percent from 3-point range and 63 percent from the line.

WHAT FRESHMAN JITTERS?
- Freshmen Cierra Hooks and Gabby Burris have come on strong for the Bobcats since the start of MAC play. 
- Overall, Hooks is leading the Bobcats, averaging 13.2 per game, but 14.4 points a game since MAC play because. 
- Hooks has also had two 20-point games in the last four games. 
- Hooks also leads the team in rebounds (4.9) and steals (3.3). 
- Hooks as also registered two game-winning steals and layups as time expired for the Bobcats this season (Nov. 22 v.s Marshall; Jan. 24 vs. NIU)
- Burris is averaging 9.6 points overall, but is scoring an average of 11.6 since the start of conference play. 
- In conference, Burris is averaging 26.9 minutes on the court and averaging 5.3 rebounds a game. 

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will take about a week off from games before returning to action on Saturday, Feb. 3 when the Bobcats host Ball State. Game time is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3. 

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