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Ohio Hosts Chicago State on Saturday

Ohio's Samantha Buls

Nov. 25, 2011

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ATHENS, Ohio – Following back-to-back home victories over Marshall and Belmont, Ohio Women’s Basketball will look to extend its winning streak to three when the Chicago State Cougars come to town on Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. from the Convocation Center with the contest being streamed live on OhioBobcats.com. Grant Burkhardt will be calling the action on WOUB-AM 1340.

The Bobcats are in the middle of a season long four-game home stand that will wrap up on Nov. 30 against UNC-Wilmington. Ohio is currently 2-0 when playing in the Convocation Center this season, posting impressive victories to defend its home court.

Scouting the Cougars
Chicago State comes to Athens the owner of an 0-5 record. The Cougars have dropped contests to Loyola (77-34), Northern Iowa (88-54), Rice (77-50), Southern Illinois (76-54) and Purdue (76-49). The Cougars are led in scoring by Janay Dockery and Paris Williams, who average 11.6 and 11.0 points per game, respectively. Each of these student-athletes averages 4.4 rebounds per contest.

Ohio – Chicago State Series History
Saturday’s contest will be the fourth time that Ohio and Chicago State have played one another. The Cougars hold a 2-1 advantage in the series that dates back to the 2004-05 season. Ohio lost the last meeting between the teams, a 67-54 decision in Chicago, Ill. on Dec. 4, 2010.

Top of the Conference
Heading into the Nov. 25 games involving Mid-American Conference schools, Ohio ranks atop the conference in both field goal defense (34.9 percent) and three-point field goal shooting percentage (36.8 percent).

Hot Hand from Range
Erin Bailes shot very well from distance in the first half of Wednesday’s win over Belmont. The sophomore scored all 16 of her points in the first half, shooting 4-for-5 from three-point distance in the first 20 minutes of the game.

Methodical and Effective
The Bobcats did a very good job of getting to the free-throw line in their win over Belmont, shooting 31 times from the charity stripe. Ohio converted 24 of these attempts to shoot 77.4 percent.

Run and Gun
Ohio’s fast-break offense was a big key to its win over Belmont, as the Bobcats outscored the Bruins 12-2 in transition.

Distancing Themselves
The Bobcats held their largest lead of the season in Wednesday’s win over Belmont, leading the Bruins by 24 points with 14:30 to go in the second half. The prior high was a 14-point advantage over Marshall on Nov. 19.