ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (14-11, 8-6 MAC) return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 21 when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference East foe Kent State (11-15, 4-10 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Kristen Ronai will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
Feb. 21, 2018 |Kent State Golden Flashes (11-15, 4-10 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (14-11, 8-6 MAC) | 7 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Kent State Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST KENT STATE WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 32nd all-time win against Kent State.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 197th career win and his 99th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 562nd victory in program history and 295th MAC win.
- Move the Bobcats to 15-11 and 9-6 in the MAC.
- Give Ohio 15 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon.
- It would be the 12th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 15 wins in a season.
- It would be the 14th time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least nine games in MAC play.
- Be the second win over the Flashes this season, with Ohio winning the matchup earlier this year, 78-65 at Kent on Feb. 10.
ALL TIME AGAINST KENT STATE
- Kent state leads the all-time series against the Bobcats, 53-31.
- The Bobcats defeated Kent State earlier this season, taking down the Flashes on the road, 78-65 on Feb. 10.
- The Bobcats are currently 14-11 overall and 8-6 in the MAC after defeating Bowling Green on Feb. 17.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 14.1 points per game. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 12.8 points per game and is averaging of 3.9 rebounds.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.8 points a game and has the team lead with 52 three-pointers made.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.7 points per game and 10.9 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 7.9 points a game and 3.6 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 117 (4.7) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.5 points a game while allowing opponents to score 66.6 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .377 from the field, .281 from three-point range and .644 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.6 rebounds a game, 11.2 assists per game and 1.9 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.7 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 22.9 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 12.4 steals a game.
- The Bobcats currently register 311 steals, which is third all-time in program history.
- The Bobcats are currently fourth in the nation in turnover margin, sixth in turnovers forced, eighth in steals per game and ninth 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 18 of their 25 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.
- On Feb. 3, Hooks and Burris made their first career starts as Bobcats.
- Hooks set a new career-high with 28 points on Feb. 3 against Ball State. She also registered a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double.
- Hooks was named MAC East POW on Feb. 6 for her performance against Ball State.
- Hooks created a new career-high on Feb. 7 against CMU, scoring 30 points.
- Hooks is the second-highest scoring freshman in program history, trailing only Caroline Mast.
- Hooks was named the MAC East POW for the second-straight week on Feb. 13 for her performance the week prior.
- Hannah Thome set a career-high nine points and a career-high three made three-pointers on Feb. 14 at EMU.
- Hooks currently has 86 steals this season, which ties her for the most in a single season.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 69-58 victory over Bowling Green on Feb. 17.
- Burke scored 15 points, going 5-of-13 from the field, 1-of-3 from the three-point line, and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. She also had seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
- Agler added 12 points, going 4-of-6 from the field, 2-of-2 from three-point range, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and while dishing out six assists, grabbing four rebounds, and stealing the ball once.
- Burris scored 10 points, going 4-of-12 from the field and grabbed five rebounds.
- Hooks added eight points, seven steals, five rebounds, and three assists.
- As a team, the Bobcats were 27-of-62 (.435) from the field, 8-of-21 (.381) from three-point range, and 7-of-13 (.538) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 35 rebounds, dished out 16 assists, stole the ball 13 times, and picked up two blocks.
- Ohio scored 28 points off turnovers. They also scored 38 points in the paint, 36 bench points, 13 second chance points, and six fast break points.
- Carly Santoro led Bowling Green with 16 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.
- She was followed by Caterrion Thompson with 11, and Sydney Lambert with 10.
- As a team, Bowling Green was 21-of-55 (.382) from the field, 9-of-25 (.360) from three-point range, and 7-of-15 (.467) from the free throw line.
- The Falcons grabbed 40 rebounds, dished out 10 assists, had seven steals, and six blocks.
- Bowling Green scored 19 points off the bench, 16 points in the paint, 13 points off turnovers, and two fast-break points.
IN KENT STATE'S LAST GAME
- Kent State is coming off of a 65-59 loss to Miami on Feb. 17.
- In that game, Jordan Korinek scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, followed by Megan Carter with 17 points and six rebounds.
- As a team, Kent State shot .455 from the field, .077 from three-point range and .727 from the free throw line.
- Kent score 32 points in the paint and had 29 bench points.
- For Miami, the RedHawks had five players score in double figures, led by Kendall McCoy with 14.
- Miami shot .436 from the field, .529 from three-point range and 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
SCOUTING KENT STATE
- Kent State is currently 11-5 overall and 4-10 in the MAC after falling to Miami on Feb. 17.
- Leading the Flashes is Jordan Korinek with 20.5 points per game and 7.0 rebounds.
- Next is Megan Carter with 11.3 points a game.
- As a team, Kent State averages 63.0 points a game, while allowing opponents to score 66.2 points a game.
- The Flashes are shoot .388 from the field, .283 from three-point range and .745 from the free throw line.
- Kent State is averaging 17.2 turnovers a game, while only forcing opponents to turn the ball over 13.7 times.
- KSU us averaging 38.0 rebounds a game, 5.5 steals and 2.4 blocks a game.
LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- The Bobcats and Kent State met just a few weeks ago on Feb. 10 at Kent, where the Bobcats defeated the Flashes, 78-65.
- Burke scored 20 points, going 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She also had six rebounds, three blocks and one steal.
- Hooks added 16 points, going 8-of-16 from the field, while grabbing one rebounds, dished out one assist and had three steals.
- Burris scored 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and 6-of-8 from the field. She also grabbed three rebounds.
- Barker added 12 points, going 4-of-8 from three-point range.
- Agler finished the game with eight points, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out a team-high eight assists.
- As a team, the Bobcats were 25-of-55 (.455) from the field, 9-of-26 (.346) from three-point range and 19-of-22 (.864) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats out rebounded the Flashes, 34-33. They also dished out 14 assists, had four blocks and seven steals.
- Ohio forced Kent State to turn the ball over 20 times and scored 16 points off of the turnovers. The also scored 26 points in the paint, 16 fast break points and 30 bench points.
- Jordan Korinek led Kent State with 21 points, followed by McKenna Stephens with 14.
- As a team, Kent State was 22-of-57 (.386) from the field, 4-of-10 (.400) from three-point range and 17-of-23 (.739) from the free throw line.
- The Flashes dished out 15 assists, had five blocks and seven steals and forced Ohio to turn the ball over 20 times and scored 15 points off of them.
- KSU scored 24 points in the paint, 12 fast break points and 12 points in the paint.
The Bobcats will head to Buffalo, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 24 when Ohio takes on MAC East-leading Buffalo. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside Alumni Arena and can be seen on ESPN3.