ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (11-9, 5-4 MAC) returns to action after the Bobcats' bye week when Ohio takes on Ball State (18-3, 7-3 MAC) at home. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Toni Roesch will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
Feb. 3, 2018 | Ball State Cardinals (18-3, 7-3 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (11-9, 5-4 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Ball State Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST BALL STATE WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 34th all-time win against Ball State.
- 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 12-9 and 6-4 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 fifth-straight win for Ohio against the Cardinals, three of those being road victories.
ALL TIME AGAINST BALL STATE
- Ohio leads the all-time series against the Cardinals, 33-27.
- The Bobcats have defeated the Cardinals four-straight times.
- Last season, the Bobcats defeated Ball State 72-68, Feb. 11, 2017 in Muncie, Ind.
- The Bobcats have won the last two games inside Worthen Arena.
- The Bobcats are currently 11-9 overall and 5-4 in the MAC after falling to Miami, 64-55 on Jan. 27 inside Millet Hall.
- Leading Ohio are Cierra Hooks and Amani Burke respectively, each averaging 12.8 points per game.
- Hooks is also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game.
- Burke is averaging of 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 free-throws per game.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.9 points a game and has the team lead with 39 three-pointers made.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.1 points per game and 10.3 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 8.7 points a game and 3.8 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 90 (4.5) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 66.5 points a game while allowing opponents to score 65.9 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .368 from the field, .271 from three-point range and .639 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 32.8 rebounds a game, 10.5 assists per game and 1.8 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.4 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 24.1 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 14 of their 20 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 64-55 loss against Miami on Jan. 27.
- Dominique Doseck recorded 18 points in the Bobcats loss.
- Doseck also went 7-of-13 from the field and 4-of-8 from three-point range, and added four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes.
- Amani Burke added nine points, going 3-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 form the free throw line and grabbed four rebounds and had three steals.
- Taylor Agler scored eight points and had five assists, two blocks and two steals.
- Agler shot 4-of-7 from the field
- Gabby Burris and Kendall Jessing both had five rebounds.
- Jessing also added four points, two assists, and two steals.
- Olivia Bower tied her career-high with six points in 20 minutes on the floor.
- As a team, Ohio shot 23-of-65 (.354) from the field, 5-of-19 (.262) from three-point range and 4-of-10 (.400) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats were out rebounded 50-30, but the Bobcats recorded 32 points in the paint compared to Miami's 24.
- The Bobcats dished out seven assists, had two blocks and forced Miami to turn to the ball over 27 time, 14 of those coming from steals.
- Ohio scored 19 points off of turnovers, 32 points in the paint and 16 bench points
- For Miami, Lauren Dickerson led the way with 27 points, going 11-of-22 from the field with five assists and five steals.
- Kendall McCoy added 17 points, going 3-of-5 from three-point range.
- The RedHawks shot 24-of-54 (.444) from the field, 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range and 11-of-19 (.579) from the free throw line.
IN BALL STATE'S LAST GAME
- Ball State is coming off of a 97-65 victory against Akron on Jan. 31.
- Moriah Monaco led the way with 22 points, going 8-of-16 from the field, grabbing five rebounds, with three steals, and two assists.
- Oshlynn Brown recorded her first career double-double in the game, with 16 total points, 11 rebounds, four steals, and one assist.
- Frannie Frazier followed with 14 points, five rebounds, four steals, and one block while going 5-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.
- Jasmin Samz recorded 11 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field, and 3-of-4 from the line. Samz also grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists, and one steal.
- Overall, Ball State shot .540 from the field, .444 from three-point range and .625 from the free throw line.
- For Akron, Shaunay Edmonds scored 13 points, going 6-of-15 from the field.
- Destiny Perkins scored 11 points, recording four assists, and three rebounds.
- Akron shot .359 from the field, .286 from three-point range and .688 from the free throw line.
- Ball State scored 18 points in the paint and 21 points off the bench.
SCOUTING BALL STATE
- Ball State is currently 18-3 overall and 7-3 in the MAC after defeating Akron, 97-65 on Jan. 31.
- Leading Ball State is Moriah Monaco who is averaging 17.7 points a game and is shooting .416 from the field.
- Carmen Grande is averaging 12.2 points a game and 3.7 rebounds a game while shooting .383 from the field and .772 from the free throw line.
- Overall, Ball State is averaging 81.2 points a game while allowing opponents to score 64.4 points a game.
- Ball State is shooting .449 from the field, .353 from three-point range and .638 from the free throw line.
- Ball State is averaging 42.6 rebounds a game and 19.8 assists per game.
- Ball State is turning the ball over an average of 15 times a game while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 21.5 times a game.
- Ball State is averaging 11.3 steals a game and 5.2 blocks a game.
LAST TIME AGAINST BALL STATE
- The Bobcats and Cardinals last met on Feb. 11, 2017 when the Bobcats defeated Ball State, 72-68 inside the Worthen Arena.
- Ohio scored 17 points off turnovers and 16 bench points.
- The Bobcats also scored 10 points in the paint, and dished out 19 assists.
- Kelly Karlis and Yamonie Jenkins led the team in scoring, both tallying 15 on the night. Jenkins added two assists, and Karlis totaled six rebounds.
- Quiera Lampkins added 14 points, five assists, five rebounds, and four assists in the victory.
- Taylor Agler finished the night with 10 points, nine assists, four rebounds, an one block.
- Ohio shot 40.4 percent from the field, 45.7 percent from 3-point range and 73.7 percent from the line.
- For Ball State, Renee Bennett led her squad with 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
- Ball State shot 40 percent from the field, 36.8 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the line.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 7 when the Bobcats host MAC-leading Central Michigan. Game time is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3.