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Ohio Opens Homestand with Duquesne on Sunday

Ohio's Ashley Fowler

Nov. 24, 2012

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The Last Meeting
December 3, 2011
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dukes Muscle Past Bobcats, 83-60
Ohio Women's Basketball dropped its third contest of the season on Saturday, falling 83-60 at Duquesne. The Dukes leapt out to an early first-half lead courtesy of very strong offensive rebounding and the Bobcats were unable to erase the deficit despite an improved second-half performance.

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Women’s Basketball begins its longest homestand of the season on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Duquesne Dukes at 2 p.m. in The Convocation Center.

Sunday’s game will be available to fans through a variety of outlets. Fans can watch and listen to the game live by clicking one of the links above. In addition to this, it will be broadcast locally on WOUB-AM 1340. Robert Schreier (play-by-play) and Tyler Rosten (color) will be calling the action.

Ohio (1-2) is coming off a 60-51 loss to UNLV in the consolation game of the 2012 Subway Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. The Bobcats held multiple leads throughout the game but were ultimately done in by a 9:25 field goal drought during the middle stages of the second half. Shavon Robinson (Canton, Ohio) and Ashley Fowler (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the way for the Green and White, each scoring 10 points.

A Win on Sunday Would…
Be the 461st win in program history
Be the second win of the season
Improve the team to .500 (2-2) on the year
Be Ohio’s third all-time win over Duquesne (10th meeting)
Break a five-game losing streak to the Dukes
Be Ohio’s sixth straight win at home

Scouting the Dukes
Duquesne enters Sunday’s game the owner of a 3-1 record. The Dukes have earned wins over Liberty (63-46), Delaware (51-47), and North Dakota (64-38), while their only loss has come at North Carolina (62-58).

Duquesne boasts a very balanced scoring attack, as four players on the team average more than eight points per game. Wumi Agunbiade leads the way with 10.8 points per contest while Belman Nurkic (9.5), Orsi Szecsi (9.3), and April Robinson (8.0) are not far behind. Szecsi is the team’s leading rebounder, collecting 6.3 caroms per game.

Ohio – Duquesne Series History
Sunday’s game will be the tenth all-time meeting between Ohio and Duquesne. The Dukes hold a 7-2 edge in the series, which has its roots in the 1987-88 season. Ohio has lost the last five meetings with Duquesne, most recently falling in Pittsburgh last season by a final score of 83-60. The Bobcats are 2-2 against the Dukes in four all-time meetings at The Convocation Center.

Attack the Basket
Ohio has done a good job of getting to the free-throw line during the early stages of the 2012-13 season. The Bobcats have attempted 58 free throws in their three games, 14 more than their opponents.

Quick Hands
Ohio’s high-pressure defense continues to stack up well in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats nab an average of 11.0 steals per game, ranking third in the league.

The Shot Stops Here
Tina Fisher had a strong defensive outing in Ohio’s loss to UNLV. The senior forward swatted away a career-high three shots.

Hearty Homestand
After playing two of its first three games on the road, Ohio opens its longest homestand of the season against Duquesne. The Bobcats will play five games at home between Nov. 25 and Dec. 9, hosting Duquesne, Massachusetts, Detroit, Eastern Kentucky, and Morehead State.

Bobcats Add Three in Early Signing Period
Ohio Women’s Basketball began its most recent signing class on Nov. 20, adding Yamonie Jenkins, Quiera Lampkins, and Destini Cooper to the program. These three student-athletes will join the program in advance of the 2013-14 academic year.