Preston’s triple-double helps Ohio top Ball State, 85-77

It’s didn’t feel like a triple-double kind of a day for Jason Preston, who was muttering about his shooting as he prepared for a remote postgame press conference. “I missed a ton of layups…but I’d rather take the ‘W’ despite my 3-of-16 shooting,” Preston said, minutes after Ohio finally dispatched visiting Ball State 85-77 inside … Continue reading Preston’s triple-double helps Ohio top Ball State, 85-77

Ohio will see a real crowd, and the Herd, on Sunday

Jeff Boals knows what to expect on Sunday when his Bobcats (4-1) head down the Ohio River into Huntington, W.Va. for a matinee battle with the undefeated Thundering Herd (3-0). “I was down there for four years as an assistant coach,” Boals said Thursday. “I know what their fan base is like.” Ohio center Dwight … Continue reading Ohio will see a real crowd, and the Herd, on Sunday

Brown sparks Ohio in come-from-behind, short-notice win

In an unexpected game, with a surprisingly competitive score, it was an unlikely catalyst that sparked the Bobcats in a second-half comeback victory. Sophomore guard Miles Brown had nine of his career-high 11 points after halftime, and ramped up Ohio’s energy level with on-ball defensive pressure, as the Bobcats needed a 56-point second half to … Continue reading Brown sparks Ohio in come-from-behind, short-notice win

The week everyone learned Jason Preston’s backstory…

It was Jason Preston Appreciation Week across the college basketball media landscape. Ohio’s junior point guard captured the attention of that particular landscape on Friday when he posted a brilliant effort in the Bobcats’ 77-75 loss at then-No. 8 Illinois in a post-Thanksgiving game that was broadcast across the country. Preston outplayed the Illini’s preseason … Continue reading The week everyone learned Jason Preston’s backstory…

Preston’s star turn not enough as Ohio falls 77-75 at Illinois

It was a vintage Jason Preston shot. Using a patient dribble, his lanky-limbed 6-foot-4 frame, and a knack for awkward angle shots, Ohio’s junior guard spun and hoisted a one-handed push shot from the lane that fell through. It looked to be a potential game-winner, on the road, against a top 10 opponent. It capped … Continue reading Preston’s star turn not enough as Ohio falls 77-75 at Illinois

Preston, Vander Plas earn preseason nods, Bobcats picked to finish second in MAC

Don’t look now, but the Mid-American Conference and Ohio University basketball seasons are less than a week away. And the rest of the MAC believes the Bobcats will be a contender as the 2020-21 season unfurls. Ohio was picked to finish second in the MAC according to the league’s preseason coaches poll, released Thursday morning. … Continue reading Preston, Vander Plas earn preseason nods, Bobcats picked to finish second in MAC