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@OhioWBasketball Heads to Miami for the Battle of the Bricks

@OhioWBasketball Heads to Miami for the Battle of the Bricks

Jan. 27, 2017

 ATHENS, Ohio-- The Ohio women’s basketball team (15-4, 6-2 MAC) hits the road this weekend when the Bobcats head to Oxford, Ohio on Saturday, Jan. 28 for a matchup with Mid-American Conference East foe Miami (7-13, 1-6 MAC). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside Millett Hall. Fans can catch the action on ESPN3 where Steve Baker and Lindsay Justus will have the call. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.

*SCHEDULING NOTE*
The Ohio women’s basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4 that was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. has been moved to 3 p.m. The game will not be shown on ESPN3.

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP
Jan. 28,  2017  | Miami RedHawks (7-13, 1-6 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (15-4, 6-2 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Oxford, Ohio | Millett Hall | Gametracker | Watch on ESPN3 | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Miami Game Notes

A WIN OVER MIAMI WOULD...
- Give Ohio its 16th win of the regular season, giving Ohio 15+ wins for the third-straight season.
- Give Boldon his 78th win at Ohio, which will make him for second all-time in program history in victories.
- Give the Bobcats its 542nd victory in program history.
- Improve Ohio to 7-2 in MAC play.
- Give Ohio its 31st all-time win over Miami.

ALL TIME AGAINST Miami
- Miami leads the all-time series against the Bobcats, 53-30.

LAST TIME AGAINST MIAMI
- The Bobcats and RedHawks last met on March 5, 2016 where Ohio defeated Miami 77-58 in Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio.
- Overall, Quiera Lampkins finished the game with 16 points, going 6-of-11 from the field and 6-of-11 from the free throw line.
- Lampkins also had five rebounds and dished out five assists and had one steal.
- Overall, Ohio shot 49.2% (25-of-59) from the field, 28.6% (8-of-28) from three-point range and 64.7% (11-of-17) from the charity stripe. - The Bobcats grabbed 33 boards, dished out 16 assists, had five blocks and four steals.
- The Bobcats turned the ball over 14 times, but forced Miami to turn the ball over 20 times and scored 18 points off of turnovers.
- For Miami, Leah Purvis scored 13 points and snagged 3 steals. Purvis was 5-of-13 from the field, 2-of-5 from three-point range and 1-of-1 from the free throw line.
- Overall, Miami shot 31.3% (15-of-48) from the field, 25% (5-of-20) from three-point range and 23-of-28 (82.1%) from the free throw line.

SCOUTING MIAMI
- Miami is 7-13 overall and 1-6 in MAC play after falling 89-76 to NIU on Jan. 21.
- Lauren Dickerson leads Miami with an average of 15.2 points a game and 4.2 rebounds. She’s also the main threat from behind the arc, going 32-of-95 for .337 for threes. She’s also .386 for FG.
- Behind Dickerson is Leah Purvis who averages 7.0 points a game and is .781 from behind the arc.
- As a team, the RedHawks average 59.8 points per game and allow opponents 65.2 points per game.
- Miami shoots .357 from the field, .294 from the three-point range and .709 from the line.
- The team also averages 38.0 rebounds a game and average 11 assists per contest.
- The RedHawks average 6.1 steals per game and 3.3 blocks per game while forcing 15.3 turnovers per game.

IN MIAMI’S LAST GAME
- Miami last took on NIU on Jan. 21 in a 76-89 defeat. Lauren Dickerson lead in scoring for the RedHawks with 26 points, going 10-of-20 from the field and 6-of-7 from behind the arc. Dickerson also earned five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- Kendall McCoy earned 14 points, going 5-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. McCoy grabbed 10 boards in the match.
- As a team, Miami shot .468 from the field, .500 from beyond the three-point range and .700 from the line.
- The team grabbed 37 boards, 18 turnovers, three blocks and four steals.
- Leading NIU were Cassidy Glenn and Courtney Woods who earned 32 points and 21 points respectively.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off a 80-67 victory over Western Michigan on Jan. 25.
- Katie Barker lead Ohio with 18 points followed by Quiera Lampkins with 16 and Yamonie Jenkins with 15.
- Ohio forced 12 turnovers on WMU, scoring 24 points off of them. The team also scored 26 points in the paint and registered 40 bench points.
- Barker went 6-of-12 from the field and 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. Lampkins and Taylor Agler each put up six assists.
- Lampkins also went 5-of-8 from the line while Kelly Karlis and Hannah Boesinger each grabbed seven boards in the victory.
- The Bobcat squad went .491 from the field, .419 from beyond the three-point line and .714 from the line.
- For the Broncos, Meredith Shipman and Breanna Mobley each put up 18 points.
- Mobley also grabbed 10 boards for the team and went 8-of-10 from the field.
- As a team, Western Michigan shot 42.3 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 70.8 percent from the free throw line.
- WMU grabbed 33 rebounds, registered 11 assists and forced 18 turnovers.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 15-4 and 6-2 in the MAC after a 68-51 victory vs. Eastern Michigan on Jan. 21.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 19.6 points a game. She is also second on the team in rebounds with 6.7 a game. She is second on the team with 44 steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 9.7 points per contest while snagging a team-leading 8.2 boards a game. She is also averaging 1.9 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 7.4 points a game and is first on the team in steals with 46.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 3.42 assists a game.
- Katie Barker is shooting .407 from three-point range.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 70.2 points a game while opponents are averaging 60.1 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .400 from the field, .295 from three-point range and .665 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 36.4 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 19.8 times a game, while Ohio averages 13.9 turnovers a game.
- Ohio is also averaging 10.5 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 3.8 blocks a contest.
- Ohio also have a turnover margin of +5.8.

KIKI GOING OUT STRONG
- The reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year opened the 2016-17 year by registering a double-double on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 boards.
- On Nov. 21 against NKU, Lampkins scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards.
- Lampkins followed up that performance by dropping 28 points against Murray State on Nov. 26.
- She recorded her second double-double of the season against Duquesne on Dec. 3, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.
- Lampkins is leading Ohio offensively and defensively, averaging 19.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now fourth all-time in scoring with 1,551 total points.
- Lampkins needs 29 more points to move into third place.
- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
- Lampkins registered her second-straight double-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI.
- Lampkins earned her second MAC East Player of the Week award on Dec. 13.
- On Dec. 19 against Binghamton, Lampkins scored 23 points, going 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-5 from three-point range. She was also 9-of-10 from the free throw line and grabbed eight rebounds.
- Lampkins scored 26 points against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 28, setting a season-high in three-pointers made with three.
- Lampkins was named MAC East POW on Jan. 3.
- Lampkins registered her fourth double-double of the season against Toledo on Jan. 18, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Lampkins surpassed 1,500 career points on Jan. 18 at Toledo. She is the fourth Bobcat to do so.
- Lampkins was named MAC East POW on Jan. 24.

NEW YEAR, NEW SPOON
- Senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon is already taking advantage of her final season.
- Weatherspoon scored a career-high 17 points against High Point on Nov. 13.
- She also registered 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the fourth of her career.
- Weatherspoon is averaging 12.8 points this season to go along with 7.4 rebounds a game.
- Weatherspoon tied her season high with 17 points against Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 30.
- Weatherspoon grabbed 10 rebounds against Michigan on Dec. 13.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 22 against Illinois, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 31 at Bowling Green, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards.
- Weatherspoon registered her fourth double-double of the season on Jan. 7 at NIU, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Weatherspoon scored a career-high 19 points at Akron on Jan. 11.

DOUBLE DOUBLE MACHINES
- Jasmine Weatherspoon registered the first double-double of the season for the Bobcats, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 boards against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Quiera Lampkins added another double-double for the Bobcats on Nov. 18 against UT Martin. She scored 16 points and grabbed 11 boards in the win.
- Lampkins recorded her second double-double of the season against Duquesne on Dec. 3, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.
- Lampkins registered her second-straight double-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 boards in the victory.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 22 against Illinois, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 31 at Bowling Green, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 boards.
- Weatherspoon registered her fourth double-double of the season on Jan. 7 at NIU, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Lampkins registered her fourth double-double of the season against Toledo on Jan. 18, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

BOBCATS IN THE MAC
- The Bobcats rank first in the MAC in field goal percentage defense (.351) and three-point field goals made (8.6).
- Ohio ranks second in the conference in turnover margin (+5.84), blocked shots (3.8) and steals (10.5).
- Individually, Quiera Lampkins is second in scoring (19.6), 11th in rebounds (6.7), seventh in offensive rebounds (2.8), third in steals (2.5) and fourth in minutes played (34.9).
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is first in blocked shots (1.9) and seventh in steals (2.2).
- Katie Barker is fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (.407).

2016-17 MILESTONES
- Ohio defeated Illinois for the first time in program history on Dec. 22.
- The Bobcats were 9-2 in non conference play for the first time in program history.
- Ohio defeated a Big Ten team for only the fourth time in program history.
- Ohio defeated Toledo in Savage arena for only the second time in 22 years. Also registering back-to-back wins there for the first time since 1986 and 1987.
- Quiera Lampkins surpassed 1,500 career points on Jan. 18 against Toledo. She is the fourth Bobcat to do so.

NEW FACES ON THE FLOOR
- After redshirting the 2015-16 season, Katie Barker and Hannah Thome made their Bobcats debuts on Nov. 13 at High Point.
- Barker scored nine points, gong 3-of-4 from beyond the arch. She followed up that performance with another nine point against UT Martin on Nov. 18.
- Then on Dec. 19 against Binghamton, when off the bench, Barker went 6-of-8 from three-point range and scored 18 points in Ohio’s 63-55 victory over the Bearcats.

RECORDBOOK WATCH
- As Quiera Lampkins career finishes, she is currently climbing in the record book.
- Lampkins is currently fourth in scoring, sixth in field goals made, third in free throws made, eighth in rebounds , eighth in assists and fourth in steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is currently second in blocked shots.

OHIO IN THE NCAA
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 14th in field goal percentage defense, 19th in turnover margin, 46th in fewest turnovers and 38th in forced turnovers and 13th in three-point field goals per game.
- Quiera Lampkins is ranked 22nd in points per game.

IMPACT FRESHMAN
- Freshman Amani Burke also made her Bobcat debut, scoring nine points, going 4-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.
- She followed that up with a new career high on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 13 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range.  

AGLER MAKES HER DEBUT
- After sitting out the 2015-16 season after transferring from Indiana, guard Taylor Agler made her debut for the Bobcats against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Agler scored 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Agler also dished out four assists.

SUFFOCATING DEFENSE
- The Bobcats are once again producing stellar defense.
- So far this season, Ohio is holding opponents to only 60.1points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 10.5 times a game.
- The Bobcats held Buffalo to without a field goal through the first 12 minutes of their game against the Bulls on Jan. 4.
- On Jan. 25 against WMU, the Bobcats held the Broncos to one point over the final five minutes of the second quarter, finishing on a 21-1 run.

MID-MAJOR POLL
- The Bobcats are currently 9th in this week’s collegeinsider.com mid-major poll.

BOBCATS IN THE RPI
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 64th in the RPI rankings
- Ohio is the highest ranked MAC team in the RPI.
- The Bobcats have played eight teams in the top-150 and have defeated five of them.

MAC EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
- Lampkins was named MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 13.
- Lampkins was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 3.
- Lampkins was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 24.

RETURNING BOBCATS
- Ohio returns eight players from last season and three starters.
- Senior guard Quiera Lampkins. Last season, played and started 33 games. She was named MAC East Player of the week twice, first on Dec. 7, 2015 then again on Dec. 28, 2015. Lampkins averaged 14 points a game, averaged over three assists a game and averaged five rebounds a game. She was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was Second Team All-MAC.
- Also returning is senior Yamonie Jenkins. She played in 33 games last season and recorded career-high 18 points against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. She made career-high five FG against Toledo on Feb.13, 2016 and recorded career-high eight FT against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. Jenkins averaged three assists a game.
- Also returning for the starters is senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon. In 2015-16 Weatherspoon played and started in 32 games this season. She recorded career-high 14 points twice last season, Jan. 20, 2016 against Kent and March 2, 2016 against BGSU. She also recorded career-high 13 rebounds against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015 and recorded career-high eight blocks against EMU on Jan. 13, 2016. She made career-high seven FG against Kent State on Jan. 20, 2016 and made career-high five FT against Indiana on Nov. 27, 2015. Weatherspoon recorded her first career double-double on Nov. 20, 2015 against FGCU when she scored 11 points and grabbed 13 boards. She made career-high three-pointers when she made three against Indiana and BGSU and set program record with 8 blocks against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 13, 2016. She averaged over six rebounds a game.
- Also returning for the Bobcats is senior forwards Hannah Boesinger and Tmisht Stinson, redshirt sophomore Kelly Karlis, sophomores Kendall Jessing, Olivia Bower and Dominique Doseck and redshirt freshmen Hannah Thome and Katie Barker.

NEWCOMERS
- The Bobcats welcome two newcomers to the 2016-17 squad.
- Amani Burke Lettered all four years at Columbus Eastmoor Academy under head coach Charity Martin….at 5’ 9” she averaged 14.9 points per game during her senior year…. Burke reached 1,000 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Eastmoor Academy in 2016… In 24 games, she shot 55% from the field and averaged 3.5 steals per game in her junior year… She was named the Division II Central District Player of the Year and Associated Press Division II co-player of the year in 2016 by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association…She was awarded as a Super 7 Standout after her performance at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohio…The team captain was a Top 64 selection, First Team AP Division II, First Team Division II Central District, Second Team All Classic winner and Second Team All-District Selection.
- Meche’la Cobb averaged 19.9 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in her senior season under coach Jeff Blunt… She led New Albany to a 14-11 overall record and to the cusp of the program’s first Division I district championship…Cobb lost her junior season to a torn left ACL…In her sophomore season, she averaged 19 points per game, nine rebounds, and three blocks in 24 games... She has lettered three times in basketball and has lettered once in cross-country…She was named to the 2015-16 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio girls basketball First Team, based on the recommendations of a media panel…Cobb was also a This Week Super 12 captain in 2016 and was Special Mention OCC her freshman year and First Team All-OCC her sophomore year…She was runner-up Player of the Year in her conference her sophomore year.

2015-16 MILESTONES
- On Nov. 28, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Indiana, giving them their first win over a Big Ten team since 1994.
- On Dec. 19, 2015 against East Carolina, Ohio defeated the Pirates for the first time since 2001.
- On Dec. 29, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Middle Tennessee State for the first time in program history.
- Ohio started 9-0 in conference play for the first time in program history.
- The Bobcats hit 17 three-pointers, setting the record for threes made in a MAC game on Jan. 20 at Kent State.
- On Jan. 27, 2016 against Akron, the Bobcats set a program record for blocked shots in a game with 14.
- On Feb. 17, 2016 against Miami, the Bobcats set a new program record for steals in a single season.
- Against Akron on Feb. 20, 2016, the Bobcats scored 100 points. That registered the first time since 1991 that Ohio has scored at least 100 points in a MAC game.
- On March 2, 2016, Ohio clinched the MAC Regular Season title for the second-straight year, that is the first time in program history.
- Ohio now has four MAC Regular Season Titles.
- Ohio has back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history.
- Ohio won its first postseason tournament game in program history.
- Ohio defeated its first current ACC team when it defeated Virginia Tech on March 20, 2016.

BOBCATS ON TV
- Three Ohio women’s basketball games will be broadcast nationally.
- Ohio will have one game on BCSN/TWCSC on Jan. 4, 2017 against Buffalo at 7 p.m.
- The Bobcats’ two games on ASN/ESPN 3 will begin Jan. 18, 2017 when the Bobcats play at Toledo at 7 p.m. The final game on ASN will be on Feb. 1, 2017 when Ohio takes on Central Michigan in Mt Pleasant, Mich. at 7 p.m.

THE BOLDON FILE
- Head coach Bob Boldon enters his fourth season as Ohio’s head coach.
- Boldon and the Bobcats had their third 26-win season in program history in 2015-16. Boldon led the `Cats to back-to-back Mid-American Conference Regular season titles in 2015-16/2014-15.
- The team had its fourth postseason appearance in program history and its first appearance in the WNIT where it finished in the third round.
- The team as a whole saw a 20-win improvement from Boldon’s first season, finishing with a record of 26-7.
- Boldon finished the season with 62 total wins at Ohio.

MARWAN’S RETURN
- Marwan Miller is beginning his first year as an assistant coach on head coach Bob Boldon’s staff.
- Miller served as an assistant coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) last season as an offensive coordinator. The team averaged 74.5 points per game in a fast paced system, which produced the 2016 NEC Freshman of the Year. Miller recruited in the state of Ohio and helped recruit two of Saint Francis’ current players.
- During the 2015 season at Ohio, Miller filled in as an assistant coach to the women’s basketball team during an assistant coach’s maternity leave. He was on the floor coaching as well as recruiting and scouting during the team’s 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Regular Season and MAC Tournament championships.
- Prior to his year at Saint Francis (Pa.), Miller served as a Director of Operations at Ohio from 2013-15. At that time he was responsible for all logistics of travel and lodging, while also planning and organizing camps.

NEW FACES FOR 2017-18
- The Ohio Bobcats have added six new faces to the squad during the early signing period, head coach Bob Boldon announced Nov. 10.
-Kaylee Bambule (Plainfield, Ill.), Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio), De’Jae Denham (Columbus, Ohio), Cece Hooks (Dayton,Ohio), Erica Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) and Alexis Stover (Solon, Ohio) will join the team for the 2017-18 season.

UP NEXT
Ohio returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 1 when the Bobcats take on MAC West opponent Central Michigan. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and can be seen on ASN/ESPN3.

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