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Bobcats Continue Homestand with Titans on Sunday

Ohio's Erin Bailes elevates for a jump shot against UMass on Thursday

Nov. 30, 2012

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ATHENS, Ohio – Following a narrow loss to visiting Massachusetts on Thursday morning, Ohio Women’s Basketball gets right back in action Sunday afternoon by hosting Detroit. The Bobcats and Titans will tip off from The Convocation Center at 2 p.m.

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 from The Convocation Center.

Ohio (1-4) is coming off a narrow, 65-61 loss to UMass on Thursday morning. The Bobcats received a tremendous performance from freshman guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio), who scored 21 points on 9-of-20 shooting in the loss. She also contributed well in other areas, providing five assists and grabbing four steals in her 27 minutes of play. Junior guard Shavon Robinson (Canton, Ohio) collected a career-high 12 rebounds in the loss.

A Win on Sunday Would…
Be the 461st win in program history
Be the second win of the season
Improve the team to 2-4 on the year
Break a four-game losing streak
Be Ohio’s fourth win over Detroit (sixth meeting)

Scouting the Titans
Detroit enters Sunday’s game the owner of a 3-3 record. The Titans are most recently coming off a one-sided victory over Western Michigan (97-57). Detroit has also picked up wins over Canisius (65-54) and Eastern Michigan (61-54). The Titans’ three losses came at the hands of Michigan (70-62), No. 6 Penn State (80-72), and South Alabama (59-56).

Detroit is a strong shooting team, connecting on 44.8 percent of its field-goal attempts to this point in the season. The Titans are also solid rebounders, as they collect nearly nine more caroms per game than their opponents.

Leading the way offensively for the Titans in Shareta Brown, who averages 24.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, both of which are team highs. Brown is coming off a strong perfor­mance against Western Michigan during which she scored 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field. She is one of the top scorers in the NCAA, ranking 11th as of the last national update on Nov. 25. Audrey Matteson joins her in double figures, averaging 12.2 points per game.

Ohio – Detroit Series History
Sunday’s game will be the sixth all-time meeting between Ohio and Detroit. The Bobcats hold a 3-2 advantage in the series which has its roots in the 1985-96 season. Ohio dropped the last meeting between the schools, falling 47-44 in Athens on Nov. 29, 2003. The Bobcats have never beaten the Titans in The Convocation Center, posting an 0-2 mark all-time.

Career Day
Freshman guard Kiyanna Black had the quintessential ‘career day’ against Massachusetts. Black set career highs in the fol­lowing nine statistical categories: points (21), assists (5), steals (4), field goals made (9), field goals attempted (20), minutes played (27), free throw attempts (4), free throws made (3), and three-point field goal attempts (3).

Doubled Up
Kiyanna Black’s 21 points against UMass doubled her prior season total. In her first four games, Black was averaging 5.3 points per game. Her performance against the Minutewomen has bumped up her scoring average to 8.4 per outing.

Making Them Count
As of games played Nov. 29, Ohio holds the top free throw percentage in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats have connected on 65 of their 87 free-throw attempts in 2012-13, operating at a clip of 74.7 percent.

Century Mark
Three Bobcats are approaching career totals of 100 games played. Tina Fisher (98), Ashley Fowler (97), and Symone Lyles (94) are all very close to reaching triple digits.

Fan Support
Through three home games in 2012-13, Ohio has welcomed 2,924 fans to The Convocation Center for an average of 974 per contest. This is nearly 86 percent higher than the average attendance through the first three games of 2011-12.