ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (12-9, 6-4 MAC) stays in Athens when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference-leading Central Michigan (18-3, 10-0 MAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Russ Eisenstein will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
Feb. 7, 2018 | Central Michigan Chippewas (18-3, 10-0 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (12-9, 6-4 MAC) | 7 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | CMU Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST CMU WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 31st all-time win against CMU.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 195th career win and his 96th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 560th victory in program history and 293rd MAC win.
- Move the Bobcats to 13-9 and 7-4 in the MAC.
- Give Ohio 13 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon.
- It would be the 18th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 13 wins in a season.
- It would be the 19th time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least seven games in MAC play.
- Snap a three-game losing streak against CMU.
ALL TIME AGAINST CENTRAL MICHIGAN
- CMU leads the all-time series between the schools, 34-30.
- CMU currently has a three-game winning streak against Ohio.
- Ohio and CMU met earlier this season in Mount Pleasant, with CMU winning 82-58.
- CMU swept the season series against the Bobcats last season.
- The Bobcats are currently 12-9 overall and 6-4 in the MAC after defeating Ball State, 80-76 on Feb. 3.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 13.5 points per game. She is also averaging 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 12.8 points per game and is averaging of 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 free-throws per game.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.8 points a game and has the team lead with 42 three-pointers made.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.6 points per game and 11.2 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 8.3 points a game and 3.7 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 96 (4.6) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.1 points a game while allowing opponents to score 66.4 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .371 from the field, .277 from three-point range and .635 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.2 rebounds a game, 10.5 assists per game and 1.7 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.6 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 23.8 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 13.0 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.
- 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.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of an 80-76 victory against Ball State on Feb. 3.
- Hooks recorded a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds in the victory, going 8-of-17 from the field, and 12-of-19 from the free throw line in her 33 minutes of play.
- Burris also had a career-high with 19 points and tied her Ohio record of eight boards.
- Barker went 3-of-8 from the field, 3-of-8 from beyond the arc, and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe, scoring 10 points, and grabbing one rebound.
- Doseck had nine points, going 3-of-8 from the field, 3-of-7 from the three-point line, while also totaling three rebounds and two assists.
- Bower went 3-of-5 from the field in her 15 minutes of play, and 1-of-1 from the three-point line while scoring a career-high seven points with one assist, and one steal.
- Stover totaled four points, four rebounds, and one assist while shooting 2-of-5.
- The score was tied once, for 2:10, before Ohio would reclaim the lead without looking back.
- As a team, the Bobcats shot 24-of-56 (.429) from the field, 10-of-24 (.417) from three-point range, and 22-of-37 (.595) from the free throw line.
- For Ball State, Oshlynn Brown scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, followed by Destiny Washington with 15, and Nakeya Penny with 12.
- The Cardinals shot 24-of-66 (.364) from the field, 4-of-25 (.160) from the three-point range and 24-of-35 (.686) from the free throw line.
IN CMU'S LAST GAME
- Central Michigan is coming off of a 95-72 victory over EMU on Feb. 3.
- In that game, Tinara Moore scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
- Presley Hudson added 19 points, followed by Cassie Breen with 16 and Reyna Frost with 15.
- As a team, CMU shot .614 from the field, .385 from three-point range and .682 from the free throw line.
- CMU also grabbed 32 rebounds, had 19 assists, five blocks and seven steals and forced EMU to turn the ball over 14 times and scored 15 points off of them.
- For EMU, Courtnie Lewis scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
- Danielle Minott scored 17 points, followed by Sasha Dailey with 10.
- EMU shot .468 from the field, .357 from three-point range and .500 from the free throw line.
SCOUTING CENTRAL MICHIGAN
- CMU is currently 18-3 overall and 10-0 in the MAC after defeating Eastern Michigan 95-72 on Feb. 3.
- CMU is currently receiving votes in the USA Today's Coaches Poll.
- Leading CMU is Tinara Moore with 18.6 points per game and 9.4 rebounds.
- Presley Hudson is averaging 18.2 points, while Reyna Frost averages 14.0 points and 12.0 rebounds a game.
- Cassie Breen adds 12.7 points and Micaela Kelly averages 10.9 points a game.
- As a team, CMU averages 83.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 69.7 points.
- CMU is shooting .462 from the field, .388 from three-point range and .808 from the free throw line.
- CMU is averaging 41.6 rebounds a game, 16.4 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.4 blocks per game.
- CMU is turning the ball over an average of 14.5 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 13.4 times.
LAST TIME AGAINST CENTRAL MICHIGAN
- The Bobcats and CMU met earlier this season in Mount Pleasant, with CMU winning 82-58 on Jan. 3.
- Hooks scored 16 points, going 6-of-14 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free throw line while grabbing six rebounds in 27 minutes.
- Burke scored 13 points, going 4-of-12 from the field, 1-of-5 from three-point range and 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
- As a team, Ohio shot 21-of-61 (.344), 5-of-20 (.238) from three-point range and 11-of-19 (.579) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats forced CMU into 15 turnovers and scored 15 points off of them. They also dished out six assists, had three blocks and four steals. The Bobcats were also outrebounded 47-28.
- The Bobcats also scored 30 points in the paint, had 29 bench points and four fast break points.
- CMU was led by Tinara Moore with 22 points and 16 rebounds, followed by Presley Hudson with 20, then Cassie Breen with 13 and Reyna Frost with 10 points and 15 boards.
- CMU went 30-of-61 (.492) from the field, 8-of-19 (.421) from three-point range and 14-of-15 (.933) from the free throw line.
The Bobcats hit the road to Kent, Ohio for a weekend matchup with Kent State on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the M.A.C. Center and can be seen on ESPN3.