Bobcats fall to Creighton in second round of NCAAs

The Bobcats simply couldn’t conjure up enough defense, or made shots, as their magical 2021 finish came to an abrupt stop. No. 5 seed Creighton closed the first-half with a fury, and then squashed any hopes of a comeback from No. 13 Ohio in the second half, and rolled to a 72-58 victory on Monday … Continue reading Bobcats fall to Creighton in second round of NCAAs

Bobcats keep dancing as Ohio upsets Virginia 62-58

The Bobcats don’t always make the NCAA Tournament. But when they do? Well, you’ll want to give them the benefit of a doubt in their first-round matchup. The Ohio Bobcats celebrate after their 62-58 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament held at at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall … Continue reading Bobcats keep dancing as Ohio upsets Virginia 62-58

Preston poised to etch his name in Bobcat lore

Jason Preston, for all his traits, is nothing like D.J. Cooper. Cooper, a former Bobcat standout, scribbled his name across the Ohio record book and into OU lore with a four-year career that had more raw numbers, bravado and NCAA Tournament wins than any other player in modern history. Ohio guard Jason Preston and head … Continue reading Preston poised to etch his name in Bobcat lore

Bobcats battle Bulls for MAC title

The only team to beat the Bobcats in the last two months just so happens to the last team between them and another Mid-American Conference championship. Ohio (15-7) squares off with Buffalo (16-7) in the 2021 MAC Tournament championship game on Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading Bobcats battle Bulls for MAC title

Ohio takes out top-seeded Toledo in MAC semifinals

Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas broke the Rockets early on, in the middle of the contest and then again at the end. And now the Ohio duo will have a chance to help the Bobcats break a nine-year Mid-American Conference Tournament championship skid. Preston scored 27 points, Vander Plas added 26 and the Bobcats … Continue reading Ohio takes out top-seeded Toledo in MAC semifinals

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

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