March 5, 2013
Game 28 - Miami | Watch/Listen Live | Gametracker
ATHENS, Ohio - With the 2013 Mid-American Conference Tournament just around the corner, the Ohio University Women's Basketball Team plays its final game of the regular season against rival Miami on Wednesday night. Tip-off between the Bobcats and RedHawks is set for 7 p.m. at the Convocation Center.
Wednesday's game will be available to fans through a variety of outlets. Fans in Athens can catch the game on WOUB-AM 1340, with Rob Schreier (play-by-play) and Tyler Rosten (color) calling the action live from the Convo. The game will also be broadcast live via a live stream on OhioBobcats.com and fans can track stats by clicking the "Gametracker" link at the top of the page.
In their last game action, the Bobcats (6-21, 1-14 MAC) were taken down at the Stroh Center by Bowling Green, 73-52. Shavon Robinson scored 14 points to achieve double figures for the fifth straight game (10th time this season) to lead the Bobcats, but Ohio was not able to overcome a hot shooting performance by Bowling Green which saw the Falcons connect on 52.2 percent of their attempted field goals.
A Win on Wednesday Would...
Be the 466th win in program history
Be the 239th MAC win in program history
Break a three-game losing streak
Be Ohio's 26th win over Miami (76th meeting)
Break a three-game losing streak to the rival RedHawks
Scouting the RedHawks
Miami enters Wednesday's contest the owner of a 17-11 record which includes a 9-6 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The RedHawks have won three of their last four games and most recently fell at Akron (71-65) on March 3. Miami began league play winning five of its first six games and currently occupies the No. 6 seed in MAC Tournament seeding.
Miami is led in scoring by Courtney Osborn, who can be counted upon for 18.7 points per MAC game. She is joined in double figures by Kirsten Olowinski (12.3 ppg) and Hannah Robertson (10.5 ppg). Olowinski is the team's leading rebounder at 10.6 rebounds per MAC contest. Osborn is the No. 41 scorer in all of NCAA basketball while Olowinski is the No. 29 rebounder. Miami has the 23rd most efficient scoring offense in the country, shooting 43.9 percent from the field per game.
Ohio - Miami Series History
Wednesday's game will be the 76th all-time meeting between Ohio and Miami. The RedHawks hold a 50-25 advantage in the series which has its roots in the 1974-75 season. Miami has won the last three meetings between the programs, sweeping the series during the 2011-12 season and most recently defeating the Bobcats 78-56 in Oxford on Jan. 17.
Ohio's longest winning streak against Miami was a four-game stretch which spanned from Jan. 22, 1986 until Jan. 20, 1988. The Bobcats' longest losing streak to the RedHawks was a 12-game skid which spanned from the 1975-76 season until Feb. 11, 1984.
Ohio is 18-16 in 34 all-time meetings against the RedHawks in Athens.
If the Season Ended Today
Ohio would have either the 11th or 12th seed in the Mid-American Conference, pending the result of a coin flip with Kent State. If 12th, the Bobcats would play at Bowling Green on March 9. If 11th, the Bobcats would play at Miami on March 9.
Winning the Turnover Battle
Ohio committed six fewer turnovers than Bowling Green on March 3. This marked the 17th time in 26 games this season that Ohio has taken better care of the ball than its opposition.
Following her five assist, two turnover performance at Bowling Green on March 3, Ashley Fowler has achieved a positive assist-to-turnover ratio on the season. The senior guard has dished out 100 assists on the season while committing 98 turnovers.
You Shall Not Pass
Freshman forward Lexie Baldwin did a good job of obstructing passing lanes on March 3 at Bowling Green. The native of Hattiesburg, Miss., was credited with three steals in the game, tying her career high.
Attacking the Glass
Shavon Robinson had a solid rebounding effort on March 3 at Bowling Green, collecting seven missed attempts. This marked the fourth game in the 2012-13 season during which she has collected seven or more boards.
Bailes on Fire
Junior guard Erin Bailes had a career night during Ohio's 98-82 loss at Akron on Feb. 28. The native of Huntington, W.Va., connected on 12-21 field goals (including 7-11 from three-point range) to score a career-high 33 points. Bailes has scored 74 points in Ohio's last four games.
No. 3 is No. 38
Erin Bailes is the 38th most accurate three-point shooter in all of NCAA Division One basketball, connecting on 38.3 percent of her three-point attempts.
With her 33 points against Akron on Feb. 28, Erin Bailes became the first Bobcat to score 30 points or more since Rachel Frederick scored 33 during a 74-71 win against Marshall on Dec. 16, 2006.
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The Last Meeting
January 17, 2013
Bobcats Beaten in 75th Battle of the Bricks, 78-56
In the 75th all-time meeting between Ohio Women's Basketball and its rival Miami RedHawks, the Bobcats were beaten by a strong Miami squad, 78-56. Freshman guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) continued her streak of solid play, scoring a game and career-high 26 points.