ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (12-10, 6-5 MAC) hits the road when the Bobcats head to Kent State (11-13, 4-8 MAC) on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the M.A.C. Center and can be seen on ESPN3. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada has you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
Feb. 10, 2018 | Kent State Golden Flashes (11-13, 4-8 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (12-10, 6-5 MAC) | 2 p.m. ET | Kent, Ohio | M.A.C. Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Kent State Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST KSU WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 31st all-time win against KSU.
- 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 13-10 and 7-5 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 the Flashes two-game winning streak against Ohio.
ALL TIME AGAINST KENT STATE
- KSU leads the all-time series between the schools, 53-30.
- KSU currently has a two-game winning streak against Ohio.
- Ohio and KSU met in February of last season in Kent, with KSU winning 83-77 in overtime.
- KSU swept the season series against the Bobcats last season.
- The Bobcats are currently 12-10 overall and 6-5 in the MAC after falling to Central Michigan, 74-72 on Feb. 7.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 14.3 points per game. She is also averaging 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 12.6 points per game and is averaging of 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 free-throws per game.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 10.5 points a game and has the team lead with 49 three-pointers made.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.4 points per game and 10.7 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 7.9 points a game and 3.5 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 98 (4.5) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 66.8 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .372 from the field, .275 from three-point range and .639 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.3 rebounds a game, 10.8 assists per game and 1.6 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.4 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 23.7 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 13.1 steals a game.
- The Bobcats are currently second in the nation in turnover margin, fourth in turnovers forced, sixth 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 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.
- 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 on pace to be the second-highest scoring freshman in program history.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of an 74-72 loss against Central Michigan on Feb. 7.
- Hooks recorded a career-high 30 points, going 12-of-20 from the field, and 6-of-6 from the free throw line in her 32 minutes of play.
- She also had a career high nine steals to go along with six rebounds and one assist.
- Doseck had 24 total points while going 8-of-15 from the field, 7-of-11 from three-point range, and 1-of-2 from the free throw line with a career high seven assists, to go along with four rebounds and three steals.
- Doseck scored her career-high with her seven three pointers.
- Burke scored nine points, going 4-of-9 from the field, and 1-of-2 from the free throw line, grabbed three boards, with two assists, and two steals.
- Burris scored six points and tied her career high of eight rebounds. She also had one assist.
- Barker had five rebounds, three points, one assist, and one block.
- Jessing added a rebound and a steal.
- Ohio was able to pull within two points in the fourth quarter, but was unable to pull ahead, leaving the final score 74-72 in favor of the Chippewa's.
- As a team, Ohio went 28-of-72 (.389) from the field, 8-of-32 (.250) from three-point range, and 8-of-10 (.800) from the line.
- For Central Michigan, Presley Hudson led the way with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Hudson went 6-of-16 from the field, 5-of-10 from three-point range, and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Tinara Moore added 18 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, and picking up four blocks.
- The Chippewas shot 27-for-60 (.450) from the field, 9-of-24 (.375) from the three-point range, and 11-of-18 (.611) from the free throw line.
IN KSU'S LAST GAME
- Kent State is coming off of a 80-42 loss against Buffalo on Feb. 7.
- In that game, Jordan Korinek scored a game-high 22 points, going 6-of-15 from the field, 10-of-14 from the free throw line, while picking up six rebounds and a steal.
- Alexa Golden contributed a team-high 10 rebounds, three points, and a steal.
- McKenna Stephens added 5 points, followed by Megan Carter with 4.
- As a team, KSU shot .210 from the field, .59 from three-point range and .625 from the free throw line.
- KSU also grabbed 39 rebounds, had nine steals, five assists and a block. KSU scored 10 bench points and 10 second chance points.
- For Buffalo, Cassie Oursler scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
- Summer Hemphill and Hanna Hall each scored 12 points. - Buffalo shot .469 from the field, .438 from three-point range and .684 from the free throw line.
SCOUTING KENT STATE
- KSU is currently 11-13 overall and 4-8 in the MAC after falling to Buffalo 80-42 on Feb. 7.
- Leading KSU is Jordan Korinek with 20.6 points per game and 6.8 rebounds.
- McKenna Stephens is averaging 9.8 points, while Ali Poole averages 8.3 points and 12.0 rebounds a game.
- Cassie Breen adds 12.7 points and Alexa Golden averages 7.4 points a game.
- As a team, KSU averages 63.1 points a game while allowing opponents to score 65.8 points.
- KSU is shooting .385 from the field, .286 from three-point range and .745 from the free throw line.
- KSU is averaging 38.3 rebounds a game, 12.3 assists, 5.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
- KSU is turning the ball over an average of 17.2 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 13.7 times.
LAST TIME AGAINST KENT STATE
- The Bobcats and KSU met last season in Kent, with KSU winning 83-7 on Feb. 18 on overtime.
- Quiera Lampkins scored 18 points, going 8-of-17 from the field and 2-of-5 from the free throw line while grabbing six rebounds in 31 minutes.
- Doseck and Agler each had 11 points.
- Doseck went 3-of-6 from the field, 3-of-5 from three point range, and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Agler went 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
- As a team, Ohio shot 28-of-75 (.373) from the field, 7-of-32 (.219) from three-point range and 14-of-21 (.667) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 39 team rebounds, stole the ball 15 times, dished out nine assists, and had six blocks.
- The Bobcats also scored 38 points in the paint, had 25 bench points and scored 18 points off turnovers.
- KSU was led by Larissa Larkin and 31 points and three rebounds, followed Korinek and Stephens who each had 15, then Megan Carter with 14 and Chelsi Watson with 10 six points.
- KSU went 25-of-55 (.473) from the field, 2-of-7 (.286) from three-point range and 29-of-45 (.644) from the free throw line.
The Bobcats are back on the road on Feb. 14 when Ohio heads to Eastern Michigan. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3.