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@OhioWBasketball Set to Host First Round Game Against EMU

@OhioWBasketball Set to Host First Round Game Against EMU

March 5, 2017

ATHENS, Ohio - The fifth-seeded Ohio women’s basketball team (21-8, 12-6 MAC) will begin its 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament run on Monday, March 6 when the Bobcats host 12th-seeded Eastern Michigan (6-24, 1-17 MAC) in a first round game. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Fans can catch the game on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Toni Roesch will have the call. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi will have the call.

MONDAY'S MATCHUP
March 6,  2017  |Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-24, 1-17 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (21-8, 12-6 MAC) | 6 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | MAC Tournament CentralGametracker | Watch on ESPN3 | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes EMU Game Notes


ALL TIME AT THE MAC TOURNAMENT
- This is the 47th Mid-American Conference game the Bobcats will take part in.
- The Bobcats are 18-28 all-time in MAC Tournament games.
- Ohio is entering the tournament as the number five seed.
- Ohio is 5-15 in MAC Tournament quarterfinal games.
- The Bobcats are 3-5 overall in MAC Tournament semi final games.
- The Bobcats are 2-1 in MAC Tournament Championship games.

LAST TIME AT THE MAC TOURNAMENT
- Last season the Bobcats entered the MAC Tournament as the number one seed, falling to Buffalo in the quarter finals and ending their run to repeat as tournament champions.

A WIN OVER EASTERN MICHIGAN WOULD...
- Give Ohio its 22nd win of the regular season, giving them 22+ wins for only the fifth time in program history and the third-straight year the Bobcats have reached that win total.
- Give Boldon his 84th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 548th victory in program history.
- Improve Ohio to 1-0 in this year’s tournament and move them to the quarterfinals against NIU on March 8th.
- Give Ohio its 35th all-time win over EMU.
- Improve the Bobcats to 19-28 all times in the MAC Tournament.
- Give Boldon his third MAC Tournament victory.

ALL TIME AGAINST EASTERN MICHIGAN
-Ohio leads the all-time series against EMU 34-25

LAST TIME AGAINST EASTERN MICHIGAN
- The Bobcats and Eagles last met on Jan. 21, 2017 during the regular season where the Bobcats came away with the 68-51 victory.
- Leading all scorers was Quiera Lampkins who scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds. Lampkins went 7-of-14 from the field, 0-of-3 from three-point range and a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
- Dominique Doseck added 12 points, grabbed two rebounds and had three assists.
- As a team, Ohio was 24-of-63 (.381) from the field, 6-of-29 (.207) from beyond the arch and 14-of-16 (.875) from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 47 rebounds, dished out 11 assists, had six blocks and six steals.
- The Bobcats scored 36 points in the paint.
- For Eastern Michigan, Robinson scored 16 points, going 6-of-17 from the field.
- As a team, the Eagles were 19-of-66 (.280) from the field, 3-of-15 (.200) from three-point range and 10-of-18 (.556) from the free throw line.
- Eastern Michigan grabbed 44 rebounds, dished out five assists and had five steals.
- The Eagles forced Ohio to turn the ball over 13 times and scored eight points off of them.

LAST THE AGAINST EMU IN THE MAC TOURNAMENT
- Ohio and EMU last met in the MAC Tournament in the 2015 Championship game, where the Bobcats came away with the 60-44 victory.
- The win sent Ohio to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.
- In that game, - Kiyanna Black had a remarkable second half, scoring 21 points in the final stanza and shooting 5-of-9 (55.5 percent) from three-point range.
- Black finished with a team-high 25 points, five rebounds and was named MAC Tournament MVP.
- Lexie Baldwin 13 points and hauled in five boards.
- Ohio shot 20-of-53 (37.7 percent) from the field and 14-of-35 (40 percent).
- Eastern Michigan was 15-of-59 (25.4 percent) from the field and 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) from three-point range.
- Cha Sweeney scored 24 points for the Eagles.
- The Bobcats outrebounded Eastern Michigan 43-35.
- Ohio had 19 second chance points compared to five for the Eagles.

SCOUTING EASTERN MICHIGAN
- The Eagles are 6-24 and 1-17 in MAC play.
- Leading the Eagles is Sasha Dailey who averages 15.6 points per game.
- Phillis Webb averages 15.1 points per game to go along with 8.4 rebounds a contest.
- Ashley Nickens shots .526 from the field, which leads the team.
- Dailey shoots. .350 from three-point range, which leads the team.
- Overall as a team, EMU averages 62.0 points per game and shots .365 from the field, .273 from three-point range and .656 from the free throw line.
- The Eagles average 39.4 rebounds a game, 9.9 assists per game and 14.9 turnovers a contest.
- Opponents average 71.0 points against EMU and force the Eagles to turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times against them.

IN EASTERN MICHIGAN’S LAST GAME
- EMU is coming off of a 71-48 defeat at Central Michigan on March 4.
- As a team, the Eagles converted 19-of-60 shots from the field, amounting to a 31.7 field goal percentage for the game.
- Meanwhile, the Chippewas finished the day 29-of-67 from the floor, and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.
- Micah Robinson led the Eagles’ scoring efforts, netting a game-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds.
- Phillis Webb also flirted with a double-double, finishing with 11 points and eight rebounds.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off a 62-48 win at home against Akron on March 4 on Senior Day.
- For the Bobcats, Quiera Lampkins finished the game with 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds, while Jasmine Weatherspoon added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- Amani Burke also added 11 points for Ohio.
- As a team, Ohio shot .290 from the field, .244 from three-point range and .706 from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 39 rebounds, dished out 13 assists, had three blocks and nine steals while forcing Akron to turn the ball over 22 times and scoring 28 points off of them.
- Akron shot .296 from the field, .222 from three-point range and .800 from the free throw line.
- The Zips were lead by Hannah Plybon who had 13 points.
- Akron dished out 11 assists, had three blocks and no steals.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 21-8 and 12-6 in the MAC after defeating Akron 62-48 on March 4.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 19.5 points a game. She is also second on the team in rebounds with 6.9 a game. She is first on the team with 65 steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 8.1 points per contest while snagging a team-leading 7.5 boards a game. She is also averaging 1.63 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 7.3 points a game and is second on the team in steals with 60.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 3.28 assists a game and is second on the team with 8.3 points per game.
- Katie Barker is shooting .357 from three-point range.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 69.6 points a game while opponents are averaging 62.7 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .388 from the field, .301 from three-point range and .682 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 35.6 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 19.1 times a game, while Ohio averages 13.1 turnovers a game.
- Ohio is also averaging 9.8 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 3.5 blocks a contest.
- Ohio also has a turnover margin of +6.0.

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 19.5 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.
- 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.
- Lampkins registered her fifth double-double of the season on Jan. 28 at Miami, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Lampkins scored a season-high 32 points against CMU on Feb. 15.
- Lampkins registered her sixth double-double of the season on Feb. 22 at Buffalo, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Lampkins has scored in double figure for 24 straight games.
- Currently Lampkins has 1,756 career points.
- Lampkins added 23 points and nine rebounds against Miami on March 1.

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 8.7 points this season to go along with 7.8 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.
- Weatherspoon added a double-double is her final regular season game on March 4 against Akron with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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.
- Lampkins registered her fifth double-double of the season on Jan. 28 at Miami, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Hannah Boesinger registered her first double-double of the season on Feb. 1 at Toledo, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Lampkins registered her sixth double-double of the season on Feb. 22 at Buffalo, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Weatherspoon added a double-double is her final regular season game on March 4 against Akron with 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

BOBCATS IN THE MAC
- The Bobcats rank first in the MAC in scoring defense (.61.7), field goal percentage defense (.368), steals (.9.8), turnover margin (.+6.00) and three-point field goals made (.8.9).
- Individually, Quiera Lampkins is second in scoring (19.5), 14th in rebounds (6.9), 10th in offensive rebounds (2.6), third in steals (2.3), 12th in A/TO ratio (1.2), 11th in free throw percentage (..773), 10th in offensive rebounds (.2.5) and sixth in minutes played (34.8).
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is second in blocked shots (1.6) and 12th in steals (1.9) .
- Kelly Karlis is fifth in blocked shots (1.6).

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 second in scoring, third in field goals made, second in free throws made, fourth in rebounds , sixth in assists and first in steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is currently second in blocked shots.

OHIO IN THE NCAA
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 37th in field goal percentage defense, 17th in turnover margin, 23rd in fewest turnovers and 38th in forced turnovers, 10th in three-point field goals per game, seventh in three-point field goals attempted and 12th in three-point field goals made.
- Quiera Lampkins is ranked 25th in points per game, 30th in free throws made and 32nd in free throws attempted.

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.
- On Feb. 11, Burke tied her current career high of 13 points against Ball State. Burke shot 4-of-8 from beyond the arc .

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.- Agler dished out a career-high nine assists against Ball State on Feb. 11.

SUFFOCATING DEFENSE
- The Bobcats are once again producing stellar defense.
- So far this season, Ohio is holding opponents to only 62.17 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 9.8 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.
- Ohio held CMU to only nine points in the first quarter on Feb. 15.
- The Bobcats Held BGSU to without any points through the first five minutes of the third quarter on March 1.
- Ohio held Akron to eight points in the fourth quarter on March 4.

MID-MAJOR POLL
- The Bobcats are currently 21st in this week’s collegeinsider.com mid-major poll.

BOBCATS IN THE RPI
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 57th in the RPI rankings
- Ohio is the second highest ranked MAC team in the RPI.
- The Bobcats have played 10 teams in the top-150 and have defeated six of them. Including Toledo twice.

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 6 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.
- Boldon is currently second all time in wins by a coach in program history.

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
Following a victory, the Bobcats will head to Cleveland for the remainder of the 2017 MAC Tournament. The Bobcats would face fourth-seeded Northern Illinois on Wednesday, March 8. Following a loss, the Bobcats would await their post season fate following the conclusion of the MAC Tournament.

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