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

Ohio faces Creighton with Sweet 16 spot on the line

According to Jeff Boals, there’s plenty of room left on the bandwagon. As the only team from the state of Ohio left in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the No. 13-seeded Bobcats (17-7) will welcome any and all support on Monday when they battle fifth-seeded Creighton (21-8) in a West Region second-round game starting at 6:10 … Continue reading Ohio faces Creighton with Sweet 16 spot on the line

Vander Plas provides biggest moments in Ohio’s upset

The game over, the battle won, Ben Vander Plas took a moment to talk with Tony Bennett. Together they turned and pointed up into the stands inside Assembly Hall. Ohio’s forward and the Virginia men’s basketball coach were acknowledging Dean Vander Plas – Ben’s (full name Bennett, or this week Maximus as dubbed by Jeff … Continue reading Vander Plas provides biggest moments in Ohio’s upset

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

OU-UVA: Ohio takes aim at another magical March moment

It’s not hyperbole to say the Bobcats haven’t faced a team like Virginia all season. But no, the question isn’t if Ohio can knock off the Cavaliers on Saturday night in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The ‘Cats are capable, and Virginia is dealing with circumstances that may impact how sharp it … Continue reading OU-UVA: Ohio takes aim at another magical March moment

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’ turning point came at a low moment, and just in time

At the time, it felt like an indictment. In reality, it was a turning point. Defense led to Ohio's mid-season turnaround, and lots of good times in Cleveland during the 2021 MAC Tournament. Photo courtesy of Ohio Athletics/Midge Mazur The Ohio University men’s basketball team begins play in the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday as … Continue reading Bobcats’ turning point came at a low moment, and just in time

Ohio draws 13-seed, will face Virginia in NCAA Tourney

The Bobcats, already road-weary from a morning bus trip from Cleveland to Indianapolis, didn’t have to wait long to find out their opponent in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Ohio (16-7) had its game pop up in the first segment of CBS’ Selection Show early Sunday evening. The ‘Cats – a 13-seed – are scheduled to … Continue reading Ohio draws 13-seed, will face Virginia in NCAA Tourney

Of love and basketball

Surrounded by his (basketball) family, Jason Preston’s first thoughts following dynamic and championship-winning run through the Mid-American Conference Tournament were of the most important member of his circle who wasn’t there. Ohio's Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas embrace following the Bobcats' win in the 2021 MAC Tournament championship game on Saturday, March13 in Cleveland. … Continue reading Of love and basketball