ATHENS, Ohio– The Ohio women's basketball team has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, head coach Bob Boldon announced today (Sept 5). The schedule includes seven home games, three true road games and a trip to Denver for the 2018 Denver Thanksgiving Classic.
The Bobcats will take the floor on Saturday, November 3 in an exhibition game against Walsh. The tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at the Convocation Center
Ohio opens its regular season with three-straight games at home starting Sunday, November 11 against UNC- Wilmington. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. Next, the Bobcats remain home to face Binghamton on Thursday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m., which will serve as Ohio's annual School Day. On Sunday, November 18, Eastern Kentucky will make the trip to the Convocation Center to face Ohio at 1:00 p.m.
The Bobcats hit the road for the Denver Thanksgiving Classic, a two-day tournament in Denver, Colo. On Friday, November 23, Ohio is scheduled to play St. Bonaventure at 3:00 p.m. EST. On Saturday, November 24, the Bobcats will tip-off against Lamar University at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Ohio returns to Athens to play Cleveland State on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. The Bobcats will then welcome Purdue to town on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Last season, the Bobcats defeated the Boilermakers, 77-71, in West Lafayette, Ind.
Ohio wraps up the three-game homestand on Saturday, Dec. 8 against Coppin State. Game time is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation center.
Ohio will then conclude the non-conference schedule with a three-game road trip, starting Sunday, Dec. 16 in Indianapolis, Ind. against IUPUI and then head south to Richmond, Va. to take on Richmond on Saturday, Dec. 22. Game times for those two games will be announced at a later date.
Ohio will conclude the non-conference slate with a trip to Washington DC to take on American on Saturday Dec. 29. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
Ohio's Mid-American Conference schedule was announced in August, whoever, game times for all Bobcat home games have been updated since then.
Under sixth-year head coach Bob Boldon, the Bobcats have won 100 games, including MAC Regular Season Titles in 2015 and '16, and the MAC Tournament crown in 2015. Also under Boldon, the Bobcats have produced nine All-MAC Selections, four All-Freshman Selections, four All-Defense selections and the 2016 MAC Defensive Player of the Year and the 2018 MAC Freshman of the Year in Cece Hooks. The Bobcats return most of their roster from last season, including Hooks, Dominique Doseck, Kendall Jessing, Amani Burke, Katie Barker and Gabby Burris.