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Feb. 2, 2013

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The Last Meeting
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March 3, 2012
Athens, Ohio
Bobcats Punch Ticket to Cleveland with 58-40 Win
For the second-straight season, the Ohio Women's Basketball team will head to Cleveland for the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament after a commanding 58-40 win over Kent State Saturday at the Convocation Center.

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Women’s Basketball Team begins a brief, two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon by hosting Kent State at 2 p.m. The Bobcats will be looking to win their third straight game in the all-time series against the Golden Flashes, while each team will be competing for its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.

Sunday’s game will be streamed live on OhioBobcats.com. Fans can access this video stream by clicking the “Watch/Listen Live” link at the top of the page. Fans in Athens can catch the game on WOUB-AM 1340 beginning with a pregame show 15 minutes prior to tip-off. Rob Schreier (play-by-play) and Tyler Rosten (color) will be calling all of the action live from The Convo.

Ohio’s game against Kent State will serve as Women in Sports/Women Leaders Day.

In their last game action, the Bobcats were beaten 61-42 by a red-hot Toledo squad. The 18-2 Rockets took control of the game in the first half, running out to a 30-12 halftime lead before the Green and White battled back. Ohio (5-14, 0-7 MAC) ended the game on a 13-4 run and was only outscored by one point (31-30) in the second half, but Toledo’s strong rebounding and impressive performance in the paint proved to be too much for the Bobcats.

A Win on Sunday Would…
Be the 465th win in program history
Be the 238th MAC win in program history
Be the sixth win of the season
Improve the Bobcats to 6-14 overall
Improve the Bobcats to 1-7 in the MAC
Be Ohio’s third straight win over Kent State
Be Ohio’s 25th all-time win over Kent State (74th meeting)

Scouting the Golden Flashes
Kent State enters Sunday’s contest the owner of a 2-18 record which includes an 0-7 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The Golden Flashes are currently on a seven-game losing streak and are one of three MAC schools which remain winless in league games. Kent State’s last win came on Jan. 2 against Bethune-Cookman by a final score of 73-55. The Golden Flashes are 0-9 in road games this season.

Tamzin Barroilhet leads the way offensively for the Golden Flashes, averaging 9.9 points per game. She is followed by Diamon Beckford (8.8) and Trisha Krewson (8.4). Barroilhet is also the team’s leading rebounder (6.9 rpg) and leads the team in assists (50), and steals (34).

Kent State has lost its seven MAC games to this point by an average margin of 27.9 points per game. The Golden Flashes endured their worst loss of the season on Jan. 31 at Central Michigan, falling by a final score of 91-44.

KSU is coached by first-year head coach Danielle O’Banion. The native of Arlington, Va., has served as an assistant coach at Harvard, Minnesota, and most recently, Memphis.

Ohio – Kent State Series History
Sunday’s game will be the 74th all-time meeting between Ohio and Kent State. The Golden Flashes hold a 49-24 lead in the series which has its roots in the 1973-74 season. Ohio won two of the three meetings between the teams during the 2011-12 season, losing at Kent on Jan. 7 before beating the Golden Flashes in Athens on Feb. 18 and Mar. 3 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

Ohio is 17-15 in 32 meetings between the programs in Athens.

On the Mend
Shavon Robinson and Mariah Byard made their reappear­ances in the Ohio lineup at Toledo on Jan. 31. Ohio played 11 student-athletes in this game, serving as the most Bobcats to see the court since a Jan. 22, 2012 game against Toledo. Oddly enough, the Rockets won both games by exactly 19 points.

Big Day for Baldwin
Freshman forward Lexie Baldwin had a strong outing on Jan. 31 at Toledo. The native of Hattiesburg, Miss., set career marks in assists (2) and steals (3), while tying her career high in made field goals (5). Baldwin finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds.

Buls on Parade
Sophomore Samantha Buls made the most of her three min­utes of play at Toledo on Jan. 31. The center scored two points on 1-1 shooting from the field and dished out a career-high two assists while committing zero turnovers.

Bench Press
In large part due to the return of a number of injured players, Ohio won the “Points in the Paint” statistical category on Jan. 31 at Toledo by a 25-21 margin. This was the first time the Bobcats had won this category since a Dec. 21 game at Long Island-Brooklyn. Lexie Baldwin led the charge with 11 points while Shavon Robinson (8), Laura Mastro (3), Samantha Buls (2), and Mariah Byard (1) all chipped in.

Batting a Thousand
In just five career appearances for the Bobcats, senior guard Laura Mastro has gone a spotless 2-2 from the field. The native of Endwell, N.Y., hit one three-pointer Jan. 23 against Central Michigan and another Jan. 31 at Toledo.

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