Bobcats face Broncos in curtain call for Preston

What can Jason Preston do for an encore? Ohio head coach Jeff Boals wouldn’t put it past Preston, OU’s floppy-topped junior point guard, to make more program history and notch a second-consecutive triple-double when the Bobcats host Western Michigan on Tuesday night inside the Convocation Center. The tip-off time is set for 6 p.m. Ohio … Continue reading Bobcats face Broncos in curtain call for Preston

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

Flashes pound the glass, and the paint, and the Bobcats

It was never said in the nearly 20 minutes of postgame interviews, but the word that hung over Ohio’s 89-79 loss to Kent State on Saturday was the one no coach or player ever wants to hear. Soft. Ben Vander Plas, seen here on Jan. 5, 2021, had a season-high 24 points and a career-high … Continue reading Flashes pound the glass, and the paint, and the Bobcats

Preston returns, and so does some defense, as OU handles RedHawks

To give you an idea of the vibe inside the Convocation Center on Tuesday night, consider this example from OU head coach Jeff Boals. After a stoppage early in the second half due to a malfunctioning clock issue, both teams proceeded to play on without the game, and shot, clocks operating above each backboard. Instead, … Continue reading Preston returns, and so does some defense, as OU handles RedHawks

Bobcats and RedHawks renew rivalry, finally

The last time the Bobcats battled for the proverbial bricks they claimed the toughest, grittiest win of their strong finish to the 2019-20. Now, 10 months later, Ohio is hoping that seeing the RedHawks again will foreshadow a winning streak as it hopes to get back into the Mid-American Conference race. Ohio (6-5, 2-3 MAC) … Continue reading Bobcats and RedHawks renew rivalry, finally

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