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Ohio Women’s Basketball Heads North for Battle with Buffalo

Ohio Women’s Basketball Heads North for Battle with Buffalo

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (15-11, 9-6 MAC) goes on the road on Saturday, Feb. 24 when the Bobcats travel to face Mid-American Conference East leading Buffalo (22-4, 13-2 MAC). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Buffalo Alumni Arena and can be seen on ESPN3. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340. 

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Feb. 24, 2018 |Buffalo Bulls (22-4, 13-1 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (15-11, 9-6 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Buffalo, N.Y. | Alumni Arena | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live Ohio Game Notes | Buffalo Game Notes   
 

A WIN AGAINST BUFFALO WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 18th all-time win against Buffalo.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 198th career win and his 100th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 563rd victory in program history and 296th MAC win. 
- Move the Bobcats to 16-11 and 10-6 in the MAC. 
- Give Ohio 16 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon. 
- It would be the 10th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 16 wins in a season. 
- It would be the 13th time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least ten games in MAC play. 
- Even up the season series with Buffalo 1-1 after Ohio fell to the Bulls earlier this season 67-63 on Jan. 17 at home.

ALL TIME AGAINST BUFFALO
- Buffalo leads the all-time series against the Bobcats, 21-17. 
- The Bobcats fell to Buffalo losing at home, 67-63 on Jan. 17.   

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 15-11 overall and 9-6 in the MAC after defeating Kent State on Feb. 21.  
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 14.4 points per game. She is also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. 
- Amani Burke is averaging 12.9 points per game and is averaging of 3.9 rebounds. 
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.9 points a game and has the team lead with 55 three-pointers made.  
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.8 points per game and 11.1 points per game since MAC play began. 
- Taylor Agler adds 7.7 points a game and 3.7 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 123 (4.7) assists. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.9 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.0 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooting .381 from the field, .285 from three-point range and .642 from the free throw line. 
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.3 rebounds a game, 11.4 assists per game and 2.0 blocks a game. 
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.7 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 22.8 times. 
- Ohio is also averaging 12.6 steals a game. 
- The Bobcats currently register 327 steals, which is third all-time in program history. 
- The Bobcats are currently fourth in the nation in turnover margin, sixth in turnovers forced, seventh in steals per game and eighth 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 19 of their 26 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 95 steals this season, which ties her for the most in a single season. 
- Hooks became the single-season steals leader in Ohio history on Feb. 21 against Kent State. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 79-78 victory over Kent State on Feb. 21
- Hooks scored 21 points, going 10-of-19 from the field. She also had a career-high nine steals to go along with eight assists and two rebounds.
- Burke added 15 points, going 5-of-10 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range, and 2-of-2 from the line. She also added four rebounds, two steals, and one assist. 
- Doseck and Burris each recorded 13 points.
- Doseck was 5-of-8 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range while adding four rebounds, and three steals. 
- Barker and Bower both scored 5 points. 
- Agler dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds. 
- As a team, the Bobcats were 30-for-59 (.508) from the field, 9-of-22 (.409) from three-point range, and 10-of-17 (.588) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats were outrebounded 42-26 in the victory. They dished out 18 assists, had five blocks and 16 steals.
- Ohio forced Kent State to turn the ball over 21 times and scored 14 points off the turnovers. They also scored 40 points in the paint, 23 bench points, and 10 fast break points.
- Jordan Korinek led Kent State with a game-high 26 points, going 9-of-9 from the field, 1-of-1 form three-point range, and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.
- She was followed by Alexa Golden followed with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
- As a team, Kent State was 26-of-57 (.456) from the field, 5-of-17 (.294) from three-point range, and 21-of-28 (.750) from the free throw line.
- KSU scored 18 points off turnovers and 16 second-chance points.

IN BUFFALO'S LAST GAME
- Buffalo is coming off of a 88-67 win against Bowling Green.
- In that game Buffalo clinched the first Mid-American Conference East division regular season championship.
- They were led by Cassie Oursler who had 20 points, going 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. She also recorded 12 rebounds and two blocks. 
- Following Oursler was Summer Hemphill, who recorded 12 points, going 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.  
- As a team, Buffalo shot 32-of-62 (.516) from the field, 6-of-14 (.429) from three-point range, and 18-of-28 (.643) from the free throw line.
- Leading Bowling Green was Andrea Cecil who had 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists. 
- Bowling Green shot .333 from the field, .320 from three-point range, and .750 from the free throw line. 

SCOUTING BUFFALO 
- Buffalo is currently 22-4 overall, and 13-2 in the MAC after defeating Bowling Green 88-67 on Feb. 21.
- This victory secured their first MAC East division regular season championship.  
- Leading the Bulls is CIerra Dillard with 14.8 points and 2.8 steals.
- Next is Cassie Ousler with 14.0 points a game. 
- As a team, Buffalo averages 77.2 points a game, while allowing opponents to score 65.9 points a game. 
- The Bulls are shooting .429 from the field, .328 from three-point range and .679 from the free throw line. 
- Buffalo is averaging 17.1 turnovers a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 20.7times. 
- Buffalo is averaging 43.4 rebounds a game, 12.0 steals and 5.0 blocks a game.  

LAST TIME AGAINST BUFFALO 
- The Bobcats and Buffalo met earlier this season on Feb. 17 at home, where the Bobcats fell to the Bulls 67-63.
- 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.
- Burris added seven rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of play..
- Hooks added an assist, seven steals and four rebounds to her stat line on that night.
- Agler 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 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.
- Leading Buffalo was Cierra Dillard with 20 points, followed by Summer Hemphill with 19.
- As a team, 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.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will head back to Athens for their final home game of the regular season when Ohio takes on Miami Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3. It will also be Senior Night in the Convo. Stick around after the game for the festivities. 

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