Feb. 19, 2013
Game 24 - Kent State | Watch Live | Listen Live | Live Stats
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Women's Basketball Team looks to get back in the win column on Wednesday night, as the Bobcats travel north to Kent, Ohio, to take on Mid-American Conference East Division rival Kent State. The Bobcats and Golden Flashes will tip off from the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center at 7 p.m.
Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on mac-sports.com, the official website of the Mid-American Conference. Fans can find this video stream by clicking the "Watch Live" link at the top of the page. Bobcat supporters can also listen to Rob Schreier (play-by-play) and Tyler Rosten (color) call all of the action live through the "Listen Live" link and also on WOUB-AM 1340 in Athens. Their pregame show will begin 15 minutes prior to tip-off.
In their last game action, the Bobcats held a lead at halftime for the fifth time in 2012-13 but were unable to hold on, losing at home to Western Michigan by a final score of 62-53. Ohio (5-18, 0-11 MAC) shot 44.4 percent (12-27) from the field in the first half but went cold in the second frame, going 6-32 (18.8 percent) and enduring a 14:28 field-goal drought. Symone Lyles (Silver Spring, Md.) tied her career high with nine rebounds in the loss while Shavon Robinson (Canton, Ohio) and Mariah Byard (Mannington, W.Va.) each scored in double figures, netting 16 and 13 points, respectively.
A Win on Wednesday Would...
Be the 465th win in program history
Be the 238th MAC win in program history
Be Ohio's 25th win over Kent State (75th meeting)
Break a one-game losing streak to the Golden Flashes
Scouting the Golden Flashes
Kent State enters Wednesday's contest the owner of a 3-21 record which includes a 1-10 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The Golden Flashes have hit a three-game skid since winning at Ohio on Feb. 3, losing to Western Michigan (58-40), Northern Illinois (52-47), and Toledo (82-45).
Tamzin Barroilhet leads the way offensively for Kent State, scoring an average of 10.1 points per game. She is also the team's leading rebounder, collecting 6.8 caroms each contest. Trisha Krewson is the team's second leading scorer, and can be counted upon for 7.9 points per outing.
Kent State has been outscored by an average of 23 points per game in conference play. The Golden Flashes turn the ball over frequently (22.3 per game) and rank among the bottom three teams in the country in this category. Kent State also struggles from distance, having hit 22 percent (64-286) of its three-point attempts on the year.
Ohio - Kent State Series History
Wednesday's game will be the 75th all-time meeting between Ohio and Kent State. The Golden Flashes hold a lopsided 50-24 advantage in the series which has its roots in the 1973-74 season. Kent State won the last meeting between the teams, taking a 57-55 decision in Athens on Feb. 3.
The Bobcats are 7-29 in 36 all-time meetings in Kent, last beating the Golden Flashes on the road on March 1, 2008.
Bailes on the Brink of 500
Erin Bailes is currently only two points away from scoring 500 in her career. The junior's six-point performance against Western Michigan on Feb. 16 has her at 498 in her career.
Ashley Fowler has played 391 minutes in 11 Mid-American Conference games during the 2012-13 season to average 35.5 minutes per contest. This currently ranks second in the entire league as of games played Feb. 16.
Winning the Turnover Battle
Ohio committed six fewer turnovers than Western Michigan on Feb. 16. This marked the 15th time in 23 games this season that Ohio has taken better care of the ball than its opposition.
Double Digit Assists
Ohio has moved the ball well during its last four games, recording a combined 55 assists against Kent State, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan. Following five straight MAC games in which Ohio registered nine assists or less, the `Cats have dished out 11 or more in their last four contests.
Getting to the Line
Shavon Robinson did a good job of attacking the basket on Feb. 16 against Western Michigan, attempting a career-high 12 free throws. She accounted for 80 percent (12-15) of the team's free-throw attempts.
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The Last Meeting
February 3, 2013
Bobcats Edged Late by Golden Flashes, 57-55
The Ohio University Women's Basketball Team was unable to endure a furious Kent State comeback on Sunday afternoon, as the Bobcats fell to the visiting Golden Flashes by a final score of 57-55. Ohio held a four-point lead with 75 seconds remaining, but Kent State scored six points during the final 25 seconds to escape with the victory.