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

Hooks, the MAC PotY, leads Ohio into conference tournament

Cierra ‘Cece’ Hooks grinned shyly, and you could see here weighing the options in her answer. Minutes after the Ohio University women’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday, Hooks – a senior guard – was asked if she should be the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. “Yeah,” Hooks began. “I mean, … Continue reading Hooks, the MAC PotY, leads Ohio into conference tournament

Thrice as nice: Hooks’ powers OU into MAC tournament

With the game in hand, Ohio University women’s basketball coach Bob Boldon had one pressing question left in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats’ 84-70 regular-season ending win over visiting Miami on Saturday afternoon in the Convo. “Am I going to be the jackass to take her out of the game one steal short of … Continue reading Thrice as nice: Hooks’ powers OU into MAC tournament

Bobcats get Flashes in 4-5 matchup in Cleveland

Maybe this time the Bobcats will get a rematch. Regular-season play in the Mid-American Conference came to an end Friday night with four games. Both Ohio’s trip to Bowling Green and Miami’s game against Akron were canceled on Thursday, and among the other four only one – Kent State at Buffalo – had any impact … Continue reading Bobcats get Flashes in 4-5 matchup in Cleveland

Postseason arrives early for OU after finale at BG is canceled

The regular season ended days ago for the Bobcats, they just had no idea at the time. The Mid-American Conference wiped out pair of conference games scheduled for the league’s final day of the regular season – on Friday – with an announcement on Thursday. Both the Miami at Akron, and Ohio at Bowling Green … Continue reading Postseason arrives early for OU after finale at BG is canceled

Ohio women return to the floor, but drop road loss at Akron

Through the vagaries of the dog-eat-dog nature of the Mid-American Conference this season, the Ohio University women’s basketball team has been able to climb two spots in the league standings over the last 18 days – despite not playing once. The Bobcats returned from an extended COVID-19 break on Tuesday, and saw all the ground … Continue reading Ohio women return to the floor, but drop road loss at Akron

OU at Kent State postponed, Bobcats plan to play Friday at BG

It’s March, and typically every college basketball team’s season is hanging by a thread this time of year. But not for the particular reason that now finds the Bobcats holding their collective breath. The Bobcats' men's basketball team will not play again in the Convocation Center this season, and now awaits word if it will … Continue reading OU at Kent State postponed, Bobcats plan to play Friday at BG

No passing fancy: Bobcats locked in again

Normally, playing Eastern Michigan’s 2-3 zone is a test of a team’s patience and survival skills in what could be a slog of a game. Normally, a three-week break would shatter a team’s offensive rhythm and cohesion. Ohio's Lunden McDay (right, 15) watches a corner 3-pointer fall through during the Bobcats' win over Eastern Michigan … Continue reading No passing fancy: Bobcats locked in again

Vander Plas could be focal point again as OU hosts EMU

The calls started isolated, one or two at a time. But over the course of mere minutes, they became a chorus. “Church!” “You know it, Church!” “Church him!” “CHURRRCH!” Ohio junior forward Ben Vander Plas goes to work inside during the Bobcats' home win over Akron on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Photo by Jason Arkley … Continue reading Vander Plas could be focal point again as OU hosts EMU

Worth the wait

Built in 1968, Ohio University’s Convocation Center has been the host venue for – as of Tuesday afternoon – 700 Bobcat men’s basketball games. Ohio has been on the winning side (526-174 home record) far more often than not. But few of those previous 525 wins were as unexpected as the 90-73 shiner the Bobcats … Continue reading Worth the wait