ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (7-5, 1-0 MAC) returns to action on Wednesday Jan. 3 when the Bobcats head to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to take on Mid-American Conference West foe Central Michigan (9-3, 1-0 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside McGuirk Arena. The game can be seen on ESPN3 or Jake Hromada has you covered on WOUB- AM 1340.
Jan. 3, 2018 | Central Michigan Chippewas (9-3, 1-0 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (7-5, 1-0 MAC) | 7 p.m. ET | Mount Pleasant, Mich. | McGuirk Arena | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | CMU Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST CENTRAL MICHIGAN WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 31st all-time win against CMU.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 190th career win and his 91st at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 555th victory in program history and 288th MAC win.
- Give Ohio a 2-0 record to open MAC play for the third-straight year.
- Give Ohio its first win against CMU since Jan. 16, 2016 and their first road win against CMU since Jan. 31, 2015.
ALL TIME AGAINST CMU
- CMU leads the all-time series against Ohio, 33-30.
- Central Michigan has won the last two matchups with Ohio.
- Prior to that, Ohio had won three-straight against CMU.
- Last season, CMU swept the season series with Ohio, defeating the Bobcats Feb. 2 in Mount Pleasant and on Feb. 15 in Athens.
- The final matchup last season, the Bobcats fell to CMU, 70-64.
- The Bobcats are currently 7-5 overall and 1-0 in the MAC after defeating Toledo 78-61 on Dec. 31.
- Leading Ohio is Amani Burke who is averaging 13.1 points per game.
- Next is Cierra Hooks who is averaging 12.2 points per game and is averaging a team-leading 4.8 rebounds a contest. She is also leading the team in steals with 39 for the season, while also adding 28 assists.
- Burke is averaging 3.4 rebounds per game, and leads the team with 39 free-throws made.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 11.3 points a game and is leading the team with 29 three-pointers made.
- Taylor Agler adds 8.8 points a game and 3.3 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 53 (4.4) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.6 points a game while allowing opponents to score 64.3 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .366 from the field, .273 from three-point range and .641 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 31.8 rebounds a game, 11.4 assists per game and 2.0 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 13.3 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 25.4 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 14.8 steals a game.
- The Bobcats are currently second in the nation in turnover margin, fourth in turnovers forced and fourth in steals per game and seventh in total steals.
- The Bobcats are also ninth in the nation in fewest turnovers per game.
- 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 four times this season, and have forced at least 20 turnovers in nine of their 12 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.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 78-61 victory over Toledo on Dec. 31 in both team's MAC opener.
- Doseck led with 27 points, going 9-of-12 from the field, 5-of-7 from three-point range and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. She also registered five rebounds. Along with a career-high in points, Doseck also registered a career-high in threes made with five.
- Hooks added 12 points, going 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. She also had three rebounds and three steals. Agler added 11 points, going 3-of-11 from the field, 5-of-5 from the free throw line and had a team-leading three assists.
- Burris added a team-high eight rebounds for the Bobcats.
- As a team, Ohio was 22-of-52 (.423) from the field, 7-of-22 (.318) from three-point range and 27-of-32 (.844) from the free throw line.
- For the second-straight game, the Bobcats tied their opponent in rebounding with 37.
- Ohio forced Toledo to turn the ball over 19 times and scored 22 points off the turnovers. Ohio also registered 30 points in the paint, 12 second chance points and 25 bench points.
- Ohio also had nine steals, seven assists and two blocks.
- For Toledo, the Rockets were led by Mikaela Boyd with 20 points and 10 rebounds, going 4-of-11 from the field and 12-of-13 from the free throw line.
- As a team, Toledo was 16-of-57 (.281) from the field, 4-of-22 (.182) from three-point range and 25-of-30 (.833) from the free throw line.
IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN'S LAST GAME
- CMU is coming off of a 69-65 victory over Ball State on Dec. 31. The win ended the Cardinals undefeated season.
- Reyna Frost scored 23 points and grabbed 19 rebounds.
- Presley Hudson and Tinara Moore had 13 points apiece for the Chippewas. Moore also had 14 rebounds five blocks. Hudson dished a team-high five assists.
- Ball State collected 18 points off of Central Michigan's 26 turnovers, but the Chippewas were able to grab 55 rebounds to the Cardinals' 44, and CMU made 17 of its 19 free throw attempts, including 14-of-15 in the second half.
- Central Michigan finished 37.7 percent from the field and 20 percent from beyond the arc.
- Moriah Monaco led Ball State in points with 17 while Frannie Frazier added 10 rebounds.
- Central Michigan is 9-3 overall and 1-0 in the MAC and are coming off of a 69-65 victory over Ball State on Dec. 30.
- Leading CMU is Presley Hudson who is averaging 18.3 points a game and is shooting .395 from the field, .425 from three-point range and .957 from the free throw line.
- Next is Tinara Moore who is scoring 16.1 points a game and is shooting .576 from the field while also averaging 8.7 rebounds a game.
- Reyna Frost is adding 12.8 points a game, while grabbing a team-leading 13.5 rebounds a game.
- As a team, CMU is averaging 81.3 points a game, while holding opponents to 68.0 points a game.
- As a team, CMU is shooting. .444 from the field, .382 from three-point range and .833 from the free throw line.
- CMU is averaging 43.7 rebounds a game and 17.1 assists per game.
- CMU is turning the ball over 15.5 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 12.9 times a game.
- CMU is averaging 6.7 steals a game and 4.0 blocks per game.
LAST TIME AGAINST CMU
- Last season CMU swept the season series with the Bobcats.
- The last time the two teams faced off was Feb. 15, 2017 where the Bobcats fell 70-64.
- Ohio scored 24 points in the paint and 23 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcats defense forced Central Michigan to turn the ball over 26 times. The Bobcats also dished out nine assists.
- Quiera Lampkins led the team in scoring with 32 points on 11-of-28 shooting. She added eight rebounds and four assists.
- Yamonie Jenkins added 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting. She also contributed three assists to her final stat sheet.
- Ohio shot 30 percent from the field, 24 percent from three-point range and 95 percent from the line.
- For Central Michigan, Cassie Breen led her squad tonight with 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
- Presley Hudson recorded 16 points, six assists and three rebounds.
- Central Michigan shot 51 percent from the field, 44 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the line.
- Despite their size, the Ohio defense has been solid for Ohio through the first seven games.
- The Bobcats are forcing 25.4 turnovers a game, which leads the MAC and is fourth in the nation.
- Ohio also averaged 14.8 steals a game, which is also leading the MAC and is fourth in the nation.
- The Bobcats are also third in the nation and first in the MAC in turnover margin (+12.2)
- Individually, Cierra Hooks (3.2) ranks third in the MAC in steals per game, Taylor Agler (2.5) is seventh.
- Nationally, Hooks (3.5) is 17th in steals per game.
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame College, the Bobcats set the single game record for steals with 25.
- The Bobcats have forced at least 20 turnovers in nine of 12 games this season.
- On Dec. 10 at Purdue, the Bobcats forced the Boilermakers to turn the ball over 33 times.
- On Dec. 28 against North Carolina A&T, Ohio forced the Aggies to turn the ball over 32 times and recorded 21 steals.
- The Bobcats have forced teams into 30-plus turnovers four times this season.
The Bobcats will return to Athens on Jan. 6 when the Bobcats host MAC East foe Akron. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3.