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@OhioWBasketball Set for MAC Quarter Finals Matchup with NIU

@OhioWBasketball Set for MAC Quarter Finals Matchup with NIU

March 7, 2017

 CLEVELAND - The fifth-seeded Ohio women’s basketball team (22-8) will continue its 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament run on Wednesday, March 8 when the Bobcats take on fourth-seeded Northern Illinois (19-10) in the Mid-American Conference Quarter Finals. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena. Fans can catch the game on BCSN/ESPN3 where Greg Franke, Dave Cecutti and Gabriella Kreuz 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.

WEDNESDAY'S MATCHUP
March 8,  2017  |Northern Illinois Huskies (19-10) vs. Ohio Bobcats (22-8) | 2:30 p.m. ET | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Lo | MAC Tournament Central| Gametracker | Watch on ESPN3 | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes NIU Game Notes


ALL TIME AT THE MAC TOURNAMENT
- This is the 48th Mid-American Conference game the Bobcats will take part in.

- The Bobcats are 19-28 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
- The Bobcats are coming off of a 63-49 first round victory against Eastern Michigan on March 6.

- 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 NORTHER ILLINOIS WOULD...
- Give Ohio its 23rd win of the regular season, giving them 23+ wins for only the fifth time in program history and the third-straight year the Bobcats have reached that win total.

- Give Boldon his 85th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 549th victory in program history.
- Improve Ohio to 2-0 in this year’s tournament and move them to the semi finals on March 10.
- Give Ohio its 18th all-time win over NIU.
- Improve the Bobcats to 20-28 all times in the MAC Tournament.
- Give Boldon his fourth MAC Tournament victory.
- Get Ohio to the Semis for the second time in three years.

ALL TIME AGAINST NIU
-NIU leads the all-time series against Ohio, 18-17


LAST TIME AGAINST NORTHERN ILLINOIS
- Ohio and NIU last met on Jan. 7 in DeKalb where NIU defeated the Bobcats, 88-80.

- Ohio would go on a 6-0 run in the final moments, making the score 84-80 when Barker would drain a three-pointer with 35 seconds left.
- Lampkins led Ohio with 21 points, going 9-of-22 from the field, 2-of-5 from three-point range and 1-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon registered her fourth double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
- Barker also scored 12 points, going 4-of-6 from three-point range.
- Agler and Jenkins both scored 11 points and Boesinger scored 10.
- Overall, Ohio shot .429 from the field, .333 from three-point range and .500 from the free throw line.
- Ohio had 37 rebounds, dished out 18 assists, has six blocks and 11 steals.
- Ohio forced NIU to turn the ball over 18 times and scored 22 points off of them.
- Ohio scored 40 points in the pain and has 25 bench points.
- For NIU, Cassidy Glenn scored 24 points, going 9-of-22 from the field, 3-of-6 from three-point range and 3-of-3 from the free throw line.
- Courtney Woods scored 18 points, going 3-of-8 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line.
- Mikayla Voigt (13), Ally Lehman (13) and Kelly Smith (10) all scored in double figures as well.
- As a team, NIU shot .441 from the field, .333 from three-point range and .886 from the free throw line.
- NIU grabbed 45 rebounds, dished out 11 assists, had three blocks and 10 steals.
- NIU forced the Bobcats to turn the ball over 17 times and scored 22 points off of them.

LAST THE AGAINST NIU IN THE MAC TOURNAMENT
- Ohio and NIU last met in the MAC Tournament on March 6, 2011 in a first round matchup in DeKalb, Ill. where Ohio would come away with the 72-56 victory.

- Erin Bailes nailed five of seven 3-point attempts and all eight of her free throws en route to a season-high 23 points.
- Tenishia Benson had 12 points and Kamille Buckner posted 10 to join Bailes in double digits. Benson recorded seven rebounds and three steals and Buckner added three blocks. Shavon Robinson chipped in five assists as well.
- NIU was led by Ebony Ellis’ 18 points and 15 rebounds, 10 of which came on the offensive end.
- Ohio led wire-to-wire in this one, making half of their shots (24-48), while NIU connected on just 30.2 percent (19-63). The Bobcats’ first double-digit lead came at the 9:26 mark of the first half on a Bailes 3-pointer to give Ohio a 20-10 advantage. The Bobcats led 35-20 at the break.
- The lead grew to as many as 19 twice in the second half, the last time coming on a Robinson layup at the 13:24 mark (47-28). NIU drew to within 10 (54-44) on an Ellis layup with 5:06 to go, but Ohio hit enough free throws down the stretch to keep the home team at bay.
- NIU outrebounded Ohio 43-34, including 20-7 on the offensive glass. Bailes’ scoring explosion gave Ohio a 32-13 in bench scoring as well.

SCOUTING NORTHERN ILLINOIS
- The fourth-seeded Huskies finished the regular season 19-10 and 12-6 in the MAC.

- In their last game, NIU fell to Western Michigan 90-77 on March 4.
- Leading NIU is Ally Lehman who averages 18.3 points per game and 10.0 rebounds.
- Next is Courtney Woods who added 17.0 points a game.
- Cassidy Glenn (15.0), Mikayla Voigt (11.5) and Kelly Smith (10.6) also all average double figures a game.
- As a team, NIU averages 86.1 points per game and allow opponents to score 82.1 points a contest.
- NIU shoots .433 from the field, .359 from three-point range and .786 from the free throw line.
- NIU grabbed 43.2 rebounds a game and dished out 15.3 assists per contest.
- NIU also averages 13.9 turnovers a game and force opponents to turn the ball over 14.8 times a game.
- NIU also averages 7.3 steals a game and 2.9 blocks. 

IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS’ LAST GAME
- NIU is coming off of a 9-77 loss at Western Michigan on March 4.

- Cassidy Glenn led NIU with 20 points, followed by Courtney Woods (18), Ally Lehman (14) and Mikayla Voigt (13).
- As a team, NIU shot .431 from the field, .346 from three-point range and .857 from the free throw line.
- The Huskies grabbed 29 rebounds, dished out 15 assists, had two blocks and eight steals.
- For WMU, The Broncos were led by Marley Hill who had 20 points.
- WMU shot .500 from the field, .429 from three-point range and .889 from the free throw line.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off a 63-49 victory against Eastern Michigan in the first round of this year’s tournament on March 6 in Athens.

- EMU would make a comeback, cutting the Bobcats lead to 38-36 with 2:21 left in the quarter, but Ohio would take a 43-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
- Ohio opened the final quarter on 6-0 run, taking a 49-43 lead. The Eagles wouldn’t go away, as they made it a three-point game off of a Deans 3-pointer with 5:55 to go.
- The Bobcats wouldn’t let the upset prone Eagles tie it, though. Ohio closed out the game on a 13-3 run, which was sparked by a Kelly Karlis 3-pointer with 4:50 left in the game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon finished the game with four points and five blocks.
- Quiera Lampkins scored 12 points in the third and fourth quarter, scoring 24 of her 30 points in the second half.
- Yamonie Jenkins finished with nine points, two assists and three rebounds.
- As a team Ohio shot 43.8 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from beyond the arc.
- The Eagles were led by Sasha Dailey’s 22 points and six rebounds.
- EMU shots 33.9 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from beyond the arc.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 22-8 and are coming off of a 63-49 victory over Eastern Michigan in the first round of the tournament.

- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 19.9 points a game. She is also second on the team in rebounds with 6.8 a game. She is first on the team with 66 steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 8.0 points per contest while snagging a team-leading 7.3 boards a game. She is also averaging 1.75 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 7.2 points a game and is second on the team in steals with 60.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 3.23 assists a game and is second on the team with 8.3 points per game.
- Katie Barker is shooting .348 from three-point range.
- Amani Burke is averaging 7.2 points a game and is shooting .373 from the field and .346 from three-point range.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 69.3 points a game while opponents are averaging 61.2 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .390 from the field, .299 from three-point range and .685 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 35.3 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 18.9 times a game, while Ohio averages 12.9 turnovers a game.
- Ohio is also averaging 9.7 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 3.6 blocks a contest.
- Ohio also has a turnover margin of +6.0.

ALL MAC HONORS
- Quiera Lampkins was named Second Team All-MAC for the second-straight year.

- Jasmine Weatherspoon was named to the MAC All-Defensive Team for the second-straight year.
- Amani Burke was named to the All-MAC Freshman Team.

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.
- Lampkins scored 30 points in the first round of this year’s tournament on March 6 against EMU.
- Lampkins moved into second all-time in scoring on March sixth.
- Lampkins was named Second Team All-MAC for the second-straight year.

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.
- Weatherspoon registered a season-high five blocks against EMU on March 6.
- Weatherspoon was named to the All-MAC Defensive Team for the second-straight year.

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.
- Lampkins moved into second all-time in scoring in Ohio history on March 6 in the first round of the MAC Tournament.

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 36th in field goal percentage defense, 15th in turnover margin, 22nd in fewest turnovers and 40th in forced turnovers, 11th in three-point field goals per game, sixth in three-point field goals attempted and 13th in three-point field goals made.

- Quiera Lampkins is ranked 22nd in points per game, 24th in free throws made and 22nd 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 .
- On Feb. 25 against Miami, Burke registered a career-high 21 points.
- Burke was also named to the MAC All-Freshman Team.

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 61.2 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 9.7 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.
- The Bobcats held Eastern Michigan to only six points in the second quarter on March 6. And held them to 10 points in the fourth quarter in the same game.

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 62nd in the RPI rankings

- Ohio is the third- 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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