Ohio draws 13-seed, will face Virginia in NCAA Tourney

The Bobcats, already road-weary from a morning bus trip from Cleveland to Indianapolis, didn’t have to wait long to find out their opponent in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Ohio (16-7) had its game pop up in the first segment of CBS’ Selection Show early Sunday evening. The ‘Cats – a 13-seed – are scheduled to … Continue reading Ohio draws 13-seed, will face Virginia in NCAA Tourney

Of love and basketball

Surrounded by his (basketball) family, Jason Preston’s first thoughts following dynamic and championship-winning run through the Mid-American Conference Tournament were of the most important member of his circle who wasn’t there. Ohio's Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas embrace following the Bobcats' win in the 2021 MAC Tournament championship game on Saturday, March13 in Cleveland. … Continue reading Of love and basketball

Dream fulfilled: Ohio blisters Buffalo in MAC title game

Jeff Boals has been dancing all season, and typically greets his team with an ad-libbed set of steps and gyrations after each big win. Now the rest of the Bobcats and Ohio University can feel free to join in. Ohio's Ben Roderick (3), Lunden McDay (15) and Jason Preston celebrate the Bobcats' win in the … Continue reading Dream fulfilled: Ohio blisters Buffalo in MAC title game

Bobcats battle Bulls for MAC title

The only team to beat the Bobcats in the last two months just so happens to the last team between them and another Mid-American Conference championship. Ohio (15-7) squares off with Buffalo (16-7) in the 2021 MAC Tournament championship game on Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading Bobcats battle Bulls for MAC title

Bobcats downed by CMU, 100-92, in MAC semifinals

It was, in the parlance of the sport, a 50/50 call. The coin-toss came down on the wrong side for the Bobcats, however, and Ohio had another heart-breaking result against Central Michigan as a result. Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Cece Hooks fouled out with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, and the No. 2-seeded … Continue reading Bobcats downed by CMU, 100-92, in MAC semifinals

MAC’s best offenses square off as Ohio takes on Toledo

The Bobcats hope to continue their revenge tour on Friday, when they face top-seeded Toledo in the semifinals of the 2021 Mid-American Conference Tournament. Ohio and Toledo are scheduled for a 5 p.m. tip-off at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. The second semifinal, No. 2 seed Buffalo against No. 3 Akron, will follow. Both games … Continue reading MAC’s best offenses square off as Ohio takes on Toledo

Expect points, close finish, for OU-CMU in women’s semifinals

Few teams around the league have provided as much angst, anxiety and frustration for Ohio University women’s basketball coach Bob Boldon as the Central Michigan Chippewas. It’s why, even moments after a dramatic 61-59 win in the 2021 MAC Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, Boldon sounded rueful about the prospects of facing CMU in the semifinals. … Continue reading Expect points, close finish, for OU-CMU in women’s semifinals

Strong start: Bobcats roll into semifinals with rout over KSU

No matter how the final games of the year play out, the Bobcats have already proven they’re a resilient bunch. Ohio showed it again Thursday, with an 85-63 no-doubt win over Kent State in the quarterfinal round of the 2021 Mid-American Conference Tournament at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The fifth-seeded Bobcats (14-7) barely trailed, shredded the … Continue reading Strong start: Bobcats roll into semifinals with rout over KSU

Back “in the fight,” Johnson helps OU survive Ball State, 61-59

With an ailing leg and the worst shooting half of her career already in the book, Erica Johnson remained right where she wanted to be and -- as it turned out -- had the Cardinals right where she wanted them. Johnson scorched the nets for 19 second-half points, including 14 in a scintillating third quarter, … Continue reading Back “in the fight,” Johnson helps OU survive Ball State, 61-59

Fresh off another break, Bobcats take aim at MAC Tournament

It’d be easy to forget the Ohio Bobcats are still playing basketball. After all, the Bobcats have played just three games in the last 36 calendar days. But it’s impossible for Ohio to forget the 2020 MAC Tournament, when they were pulled off the floor minutes before tipoff as the event – and the sports … Continue reading Fresh off another break, Bobcats take aim at MAC Tournament