ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio Women's basketball team hits the road for some midweek action when the Bobcats take on Middle Tennessee State on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. inside the Murphy Center. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.
Nov. 30, 2016 | Middle Tennessee State Raiders (1-2) vs. Ohio Bobcats (4-0) | 11 a.m. ET | Murfreesboro, Tenn. | Murphy Center | Gametracker | Listen Live | Watch Live | Ohio Game Notes |MTSU Game Notes
A WIN OVER MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE WOULD...
- Give Ohio its fifth win of the regular season.
- Ohio's second ever win over Middle Tennessee State.
- Give Boldon his 67th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 531st victory in program history.
- Give Ohio its fifth-straight win.
- Help the Bobcats start the season 5-0 for the fourth time in program history. The last time coming in 2014-15.
ALL TIME AGAINST MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
- This is the second ever meeting between the Bobcats and the Raiders.
- Ohio leads the all-time series against MTSU, 1-0.
LAST TIME AGAINST MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
- The Bobcats and Raiders last met on Dec. 29, 2015 when Ohio defeated MTSU, 72-49.
- Quiera Lampkins scored 11 points, going 4-of-11 from the field and 0-of-1 from beyond the arc. Lampkins also grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and had three steals.
- Overall, Ohio shot 41.7% (25-of-60) from the field and 34.5% (10-of-29) from beyond the arc. The Bobcats were also 12-of-17 (70.6%) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats defense forced 26 turnovers and scored 31 points off of those turnovers. Ohio also grabbed 32 rebounds, dished out 15 assists and recorded 10 steals. Ohio also scored 30 points in the paint and 24 points off the bench.
- For Middle Tennessee State, the Bobcat defense held the Raiders' top player, Brea Edwards, to nine points and eight rebounds. Edwards was 2-of-4 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range and was 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. She also registered one steal.
- Leading the Raiders was Olivia Jones who scored 11, going 4-of-14 from the field and 0-of-5 from three-point range.
- Overall, Middle Tennessee shot 32.0% (16-of-50) from the field, 11.1% (2-of-18) from three-point range and 71.4% (15-of-21) from the charity stripe.
- The Raider are currently 1-2 and are coming off of a 73-62 win against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 19.
- Leading MTSU is Ty Petty who is averaging 16.7 points per game and is shooting .474 from the field. She also leads the team in assists with 14.
- Alex Johnson is next on the team, averaging 14.0 points per game and is shooting .459 from the field.
- Leading the Raiders in rebounding is Gabby Lyon who is averaging 5.7 boards a contest.
- As a team, MTSU is averaging 65.3 points a game while opponents are scoring an average of 72.0 against them.
- The Raiders are shooting .434 from the field, .339 from three-point range and .692 from the free throw line.
- MTSU is averaging 33.0 rebounds a game while opponents are averaging 37.7 a game.
- The Raiders are dishing out an average of 15.0 assists a game and are turning the ball over 21.0 times a contest.
- The Raiders are averaging 8.3 steals a game and 2.7 blocks a contest.
IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE'S LAST GAME
-The Raiders earned their first win of the season on Nov. 19 when they defeated Tennessee Tech, 73-62.
- Alex Johnson and Abbey Sissom led the team with 16 points each. Johnson was 5-of-10 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free throw line. Sissom was 6-of-11 from the field, 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 1-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Ty Petty, Gabby Lyon and Rebecca Reuter all added 12 points.
- Lyon led the team with eight rebounds and four steals.
- As a team, MTSU shot 51% from the field, 36.4% from three-point range and 73.9% from the free throw line.
- MTSU scored 40 points in the paint, 20 points off of turnovers and 17 bench points.
- MTSU outrebounded TTU, 30-26 and forced TTU to turn the ball over 21 times.
LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off of a 79-70 victory against Murray State on Nov. 26 in the Convocation Center.
- Top scorer for Ohio was Quiera Lampkins. Lampkins scored 28 points, was 9-of-19 from the field, 9-of-12 from the line and recorded eight rebounds in her 39 minutes of play.
- Jenkins was Ohio's next highest scorer with 15 points. She was 5-of-11 from the field, 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and had six assists.
- Kelly Karlis added a career-high 14 points, going 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range.
- Overall, the Bobcats were 29-of-68 (.426) from the field, 7-of-29 (.241) from three-point range and 14-of-22 (.636) from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 45 rebounds, 18 offensive and 27 defensive.
- The Bobcats forced Murray State to turn the ball over 16 times and scored 16 points off of those turnovers.
- Ohio scored 44 points in the paint, eight fast break points and dished out 15 assists and had nine steals and two blocks. The Bobcats only turned the ball over nine times.
- For Murray State LeAsia Wright scored 22 points, going 7-of-14 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Ke'Shaunan James added 18 points, going 5-of-11 from the field and 4-of-9 from three-point range.
- Murray State was 22-of-61 (.361) from the field, 12-of-33 (.364) from three-point range and 14-of-15 (.933) from the free throw line.
- Murray State grabbed 37 rebounds, dished out 10 assists and had one steal and one block.
- The Bobcats are currently 4-0 on the season after defeating Murray State, 79-70-41 on Nov. 26.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 21.3 points a game. She is also leading the team in rebounds with 9.0 a game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 11.8 points per contest while snagging 7.3 boards a game. She is also averaging 1.75 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 8.5 points a game and is shooting a team-leading .458 from the field.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 4.75 assists a game and 2.50 steals a game.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 71.2 points a game while opponents are averaging 53.5 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .408 from the field, .281 from three-point range and .707 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 40.5 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 21.3 times a game and is averaging 10.5 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 5.5 blocks a contest.
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.
- Three games into the season, Lampkins is leading Ohio offensively and defensively, averaging 21.3 points and 9.0 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now seventh all-time in scoring with 1,273 total points.
- Lampkins needs 71 more points to move into sixth place.
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 11.8 points this season to go along with 7.3 rebounds a game.
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.
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.
- Thome played 10 minutes and grabbed one rebound.
- 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.
- The Bobcats are once again producing stellar defense.
- So far this season, Ohio is holding opponents to only 53.5 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 21.3 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 10.5 times a game.
- The Bobcats are leading the MAC in scoring defense (53.5), field goal percentage defense (.318) and blocked shots (5.5).
- Ohio is second in the MAC in turnover margin (+6.50).
MID MAJOR POLL
- The Bobcats are currently sixth in this week's collegeinsider.com mid-major poll.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Bobcats will return home on Dec. 3 to take on Duquesne. Tip-off is set for 1p.m. inside the Convocation Center and will be seen on ESPN3.