Ohio battles Bulls while looking for seventh straight win

With three games to play in the regular season, the Bobcats already have secured a spot in the 2021 edition of the Mid-American Conference tournament. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything on the line Saturday when Ohio hosts Buffalo at the Convocation Center in the home finale. Tip off set for 2 p.m. and … Continue reading Ohio battles Bulls while looking for seventh straight win

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

Bobcats try to gear up, from scratch, for stretch run

The Bobcats are set to finally get their season back on track, just in time for a late-season push to the finish. Ohio (11-6, 7-4 Mid-American Conference) is set to end a three-week COVID-19 caused break on Tuesday when it hosts Akron (14-4, 12-3) at the Convocation Center starting at 2 p.m. The game will … Continue reading Bobcats try to gear up, from scratch, for stretch run

Bobcats finally have end of season plan

The Mid-American Conference and Ohio University have charted a course for the Bobcats to return to play following a COVID-19 induced break earlier this month. Ohio (11-6, 7-4 MAC) has not played since an 83-69 win at Central Michigan on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Positive COVID-19 tests and/or contact tracing then gutted the Bobcats' roster to … Continue reading Bobcats finally have end of season plan

Bobcats bust Broncos behind Hooks, Mace and Burris

Gabby Burris has become accustomed to the every-day-is-an-unknown nature of the 2020-21 season. But the senior forward said the uneasy day-to-day availability of players and coaches has only honed Ohio’s belief in what it does. “We’re trying to expect the unexpected. We know the morals and values of this team, and we’re trying to carry … Continue reading Bobcats bust Broncos behind Hooks, Mace and Burris

Hooks hits 2K, Bobcats bomb away at Ball State

It was a shot the Cardinals dared her to take all night. But Cece Hooks wasn’t about to back down. Hooks swished a left-side 3-pointer late in the third quarter on Wednesday night as the Bobcats crushed host Ball State, 88-66, inside Worthen Arena at Muncie, Ind. The bucket also gave Ohio’s senior guard an … Continue reading Hooks hits 2K, Bobcats bomb away at Ball State

Boals and Bobcats dealing with pause: “It’s the hand we’re dealt”

For the first in nearly 30 years of being involved in college basketball, Jeff Boals has plenty of free time during February. Boals and his Ohio University men’s basketball team are beginning the second week of a COVID-19 shutdown imposed by at least one positive test and contact tracing issues within the program. Ohio (11-6, … Continue reading Boals and Bobcats dealing with pause: “It’s the hand we’re dealt”

BG shuts down Ohio, 69-53, as Bobcats stumble on the road

For the first time this season Cece Hooks was less than great. Not coincidentally, the Bobcats – for the first time this year – weren’t in the game at the very end either. Bowling Green never trailed and dropped the visiting Bobcats 69-53 at the Stroh Center on Saturday afternoon. In short, it was the … Continue reading BG shuts down Ohio, 69-53, as Bobcats stumble on the road