ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (15-12, 9-7 MAC) returns to Athens for the final time during the 2018 regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 28 when the Bobcats host Miami (18-9, 10-6 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Kristen Ronai will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340. Wednesday night's game will also serve as Senior Night, where after the game, the Bobcats will honor lone senior Taylor Agler and well as Adyn Bucher and mangers Brianna Reid, Marty Lee Jr. and Melanie Feltoon.
Feb. 28, 2018 |Miami RedHawks (18-9, 10-6 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (15-12, 9-7 MAC) | 7 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Miami Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST MIAMI WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 33rd all-time win against Miami.
- 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 Miami 1-1 after Ohio fell to the RedHawks earlier this season in Oxford.
ALL TIME AGAINST MIAMI
- Miami leads the all-time series against the Bobcats, 54-32
- The Bobcats fell to the RedHawks, 64-55, on Jan. 27 in Oxford.
- The Bobcats are currently 15-12 overall and 9-7 in the MAC after falling to Buffalo on Feb. 24.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 14.3 points per game. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 13.1 points per game and is averaging of 3.9 rebounds.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.6 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 9.9 points per game and 11.1 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 7.5 points a game and 3.7 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 129 (4.8) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.1 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .380 from the field, .287 from three-point range and .637 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.2 rebounds a game, 11.3 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 22.6 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 12.4 steals a game.
- The Bobcats currently register 334 steals, which is second all-time in program history. The current record set in 2004-05 is 350.
- The Bobcats are currently fourth in the nation in turnover margin, seventh in turnovers forced, eighth in steals per game, seventh in three-pointers made and ninth 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 27 games.
- On Dec. 31, Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo. It was the first time all season that a Bobcat scored 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 (488).
- 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 97 steals this season, which is the most in a single season.
- Hooks became the single-season steals leader in Ohio history on Feb. 21 against Kent State.
- Agler currently has 129 assists this season, which is ninth all-time in a single season.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 70-53 loss at Buffalo on Feb. 24.
- Burke led Ohio with 18 points, going 6-of-14 from the field, 4-of-8 from three and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. She also grabbed three rebounds and had two steals.
- Hooks added 12 points, going 4-of-11 from the field while grabbing eight rebounds.
- Burris scored 11 points, going 4-of-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range. She also grabbed four rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio went 18-of-54 (.333) from the field, 8-of-24 (.333) from three-point range and 9-of-18 (.500) from the free throw line.
- UB outrebounded Ohio 52-31.
- The Bobcats forced Buffalo to turn the ball over 16 times and scored 13 points off of them. They also scored 18 points in the paint and 22 points off the bench.
- Buffalo had six players score in double figures and were led by Autumm Jones who had 14. Meanwhile, Summer Hemphill grabbed 23 rebounds for the Bulls.
- Buffalo shot .387 from the field, .250 from three-point range and .727 from the free throw line.
- Buffalo scored 32 points in the paint, 12 points off of turnovers, 10 second chance points and 27 bench points.
IN MIAMI'S LAST GAME
- Miami is coming off of a 92-64 victory over Bowling Green on Feb. 24.
- In that game, Kendall McCory scored 25 points, going 10-of-15 from the field.
- Lauren Dickerson and Leah Purvis added 17 points each, while Savannah Kluesner added 10.
- Miami shot .542 from the field, .619 from three-point range and .789 from the free throw line.
- The RedHawks grabbed 36 rebounds, dished out 22 assists, has three blocks and 10 steals, while forcing Bowling Green to turn the ball over 11 times.
- For BGSU, Sydney Lambert scored 15 points, followed by Andrea Cecil scored 10 and had eight rebounds.
- The Falcons shot .400 from the field, .375 from three-point range and .700 from the free throw line.
- Miami is currently 18-9 overall and 10-6 in the MAC.
- Leading the RedHawks is Lauren Dickerson with 20.1 points per game.
- Next is Kendall McCoy who is averaging 13.0 points per game and is shooting .509 from the field, while also grabbing a team-leading 6.1 rebounds.
- As a team, Miami is averaging 70.3 points per game, while opponents are scoring 65.3 points a game.
- The RedHawks are shooting .439 from the field, .373 from three-point range and .717 from the free throw line.
- Miami is averaging 35.9 rebounds a game, 14.5 assists and 7.3 steals.
- Miami is turning the ball over an average of 14.5 times a game, while only forcing opponents to turn the ball over 15.1 times a game.
LAST TIME AGAINST MIAMI
- The Bobcats and RedHawks last met on Jan. 27, 2018 where Ohio fell to Miami, 64-55 in Oxford.
- Doseck scored 18 points, going 7-of-13 from the field - and 4-of-8 from three-point range. She also added four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes.
- Burke scored nine points, going 3-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 form the free throw line and grabbed four rebounds and had three steals.
- Agler scored eight points, going 4-of-7 from the field, while grabbing three boards, had five assists, two blocks and two steals.
- Bower tied her career-high with six points in 20 minutes on the floor.
- Burris grabbed five rebounds, while Jessing scored four points, two assists, five boards and two steals.
- Overall, Ohio went 23-of-65 (.354) from the field, 5-of-19 (.262) from three-point range and 4-of-10 (.400) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats were out rebounded 50-30.
- The Bobcats dished out seven assists, had two blocks and forced Miami to turn to the ball over 27 time, 14 of those coming from steals.
- Ohio scored 19 points off of turnovers, 32 points in the paint and 16 bench points.
- For Miami, Lauren Dickerson led the way with 27 points, going 11-of-22 from the field with five assists and five steals.
- Kendall McCoy added 17 points, going 3-of-5 from three-point range.
- As a team, Miami went 24-of-54 (.444) from the field, 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range and 11-of-19 (.579) from the free throw line.
- The loss snapped Ohio's six-game winning streak against Miami and their three-game winning streak in Oxford.
- Despite their size, the Ohio defense has been solid for Ohio through 27 games.
- The Bobcats are forcing 22.6 turnovers a game, which leads the MAC and is seventh in the nation.
- Ohio also averaged 12.4 steals a game, which is first in the MAC and is ninth in the nation.
- The Bobcats are also fourth in the nation and first in the MAC in turnover margin (+8.2)
- Individually, Cierra Hooks (3.6) ranks first in the MAC in steals per game.
- Nationally, Hooks (3.6) is eighth 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 18 of 27 games this season. 24
- 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 five times this season.
The Bobcats conclude the regular season on the road on Saturday, March 3, when the Bobcats head to Akron, Ohio to face off with the Zips. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside James A. Rhodes Arena and can be seen on ESPN3.