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

Bulled over; Ohio’s win streak snapped in home finale

Like in most of their other conference losses this season, the Bobcats got on the wrong side of momentum early on and got swamped under. Visiting Buffalo blitzed the Bobcats, 86-66, on Saturday afternoon in the Convocation Center. It was a hard stop on Ohio’s six-game winning streak, their first loss since January, and the … Continue reading Bulled over; Ohio’s win streak snapped in home finale

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

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

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”

Wilson doesn’t miss, and Ohio wins fourth straight

Dwight Wilson III isn’t wasting a single opportunity, and you can say the same thing about the Bobcats as a whole. Wilson produced his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and made all seven of his shots from the field to help Ohio to an 83-69 win over Central Michigan … Continue reading Wilson doesn’t miss, and Ohio wins fourth straight

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

OU faces visiting Ball State after postponement

The Bobcats traveled all the way to DeKalb, and all they got was a shoot-around. Well, that and a few extra days to stew over a disappointing home loss to Kent State. Ohio (7-6, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) saw Tuesday’s scheduled game at Northern Illinois postponed after several positive tests for COVID-19 popped up within the … Continue reading OU faces visiting Ball State after postponement

Bobcats going all in on defense with NIU up next

If not for the Northern Illinois Huskies, the Bobcats would be the worst defensive team in the Mid-American Conference. The saving grace for Ohio is it at least has a competent offensive approach. But so far, that’s accounted for just two more wins in conference play. Coach Jeff Boals said until OU finds ways to … Continue reading Bobcats going all in on defense with NIU up next