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@OhioWBasketball Looks to Bounce Back Against Binghamton

@OhioWBasketball Looks to Bounce Back Against Binghamton

Dec. 18, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio women’s basketball team returns to the Convocation Center this week when the Bobcats play host to Binghamton. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Fans can catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Max McDulin will have the call.

MONDAY'S MATCHUP
Dec. 19,  2016  | Binghamton Bearcats (4-6) vs. Ohio Bobcats (7-1) | 7 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | 
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A WIN OVER BINGHAMTON WOULD...
- Give Ohio its eighth win of the regular season.
- Be Ohio’s first ever win against Binghamton.
- Give Boldon his 70th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 534th victory in program history.
- Help the Bobcats start the season 8-1 for the first time in program history, which would mark the second-best start in the program history.

ALL TIME AGAINST BINGHAMTON
- This is the first-ever meeting between Ohio and the Bearcats.

SCOUTING BINGHAMTON
- Imani Watkins leads the team, averaging 21.6 points a game and is shooting .426 from the field and .388 from beyond the arc.
- Jasmine Sina averages 12.1 points a game and is shooting .377 from three-point range.
- Alyssa James also averages double-figures, scoring 11.1 a game while snagging 6.0 rebounds a contest. Rebecca Carmody leads the team with 6.1 rebounds a game.
- As a team, the Bearcats are averaging 65.5 points a game while opponents are averaging 64.5 points against them.
- The Bearcats are shooting .376 from the field, .357 from three-point range and .678 from the free throw line.
- Binghamton averages 35.7 rebounds a game.
- The Bearcats turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times a game and they force opponents to turn the ball over 17.8 times a game.
- The Bearcats average 9.9 steals a game.

IN BINGHAMTON’S LAST GAME
- Binghamton is coming off of a 77-64 victory against Misericordia on Dec. 17 to improve to 4-6 on the season.
- Imani Watkins led the team with 19 points, going 8-of-15 from the field and 2-of-10 from three-point range.
- Alyssa James added 12 points, going 6-of-14 from the field.
- Jasmine Sina added 11 points, going 3-of-6 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
- As a team, the Bearcats shot 47.6% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range and 76.9% from the free throw line.
- The Bearcats scored 42 points in the paint, 18 bench points.
- The Bearcats forced 25 turnovers and scored 26 points off of them.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off its first loss of the season, falling to Michigan 69-46 on Dec. 13 at Michigan.
- Lampkins led the Bobcats with 15 points, going 5-of-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon added seven points and 10 rebounds, going 2-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 2-of-4 from the free throw line. She also had five steals and two blocks.
- Jenkins also finished with seven points.
- Overall, Ohio was 13-of-58 (.224) from the field, 3-of-23 (.130) from beyond the arc and 17-of-28 (.607) from the free throw line.
- Overall, Ohio forced 25 turnovers and scored 13 points off of them. The Bobcats also dished out four assists, had five blocks and had 12 steals.
- For Michigan, Flaherty finished with 25 points, going 7-of-17 from the field, 3-of-8 from three-point range and 8-of-8 from the free throw line.
- Hallie Thome finished with 13 points, going 3-of-3 from the field.
- Thompson finished with 10 points and a team-leading 13 rebounds.
- Overall, Michigan shot 15-of-32 form the field, 4-of-10 from three-point range and 20-of-23 from the free throw line.
- Michigan grabbed 63 rebounds, dished out 14 assists, had three blocks and nine steals.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 7-1 on the season after falling to Michigan , 69-46 on Dec. 13.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 18.7 points a game. She is also leading the team in rebounds with 8.4 a game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 10.3 points per contest while snagging 7.3 boards a game. She is also averaging 2.0 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 7.8 points a game and is shooting .400 from the field. Agler is also leading the team in steals with 21.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 3.6 assists a game.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.4 points a game while opponents are averaging 55.8 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .377 from the field, .265 from three-point range and .662 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 36.5 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 22.0 times a game and is averaging 10.9 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 4.6 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.
- 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 18.7 points and 8.4 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now seventh all-time in scoring with 1,340 total points.
- Lampkins needs four more points to move into sixth place.
- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
- Lampkins registered her second-straight doube-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI.
- Lampkins earned her second MAC East Player of the Week award on Dec. 13.

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.

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 doube-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 boards in the victory.  

BOBCATS IN THE MAC
- The Bobcats rank first in the MAC in field goal percentage defense (.339) and blocked shots (4.6).
- Ohio ranks second in the conference in scoring defense (55.8), steals (10.9) and turnover margin (+8.63).
- Individually, Quiera Lampkins is fifth in scoring (18.7), fourth in rebounds (8.4), fourth in offensive rebounds (4.1) and third in minutes played (35.3).
- Taylor Agler is second in steals (2.6).
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is first in blocked shots (2.0) and third in steals (2.5).

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.

RECORD BOOK WATCH
- As Quiera Lampkins career finishes, she is currently climbing in the record book.
- Lampkins is currently sixth in field goals made, nines in rebounds and sixth in steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is currently third in blocked shots.

OHIO IN THE NCAA
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 19th in field goal percentage defense, seventh in turnover margin, 16th in fewest turnovers and 21st in forced turnovers.
- Quiera Lampkins is ranked 48th in points per game and 27th in offensive rebounds 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 55.8 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 22.0 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 10.9 times a game.
- The Bobcats are second in the MAC in scoring defense (55.8), first in field goal percentage defense (.339), first in blocked shots (4.6) and second in turnover margin (+8.6).

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

BOBCATS IN THE RPI
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 71st in the RPI rankings
- Ohio is the second highest ranked MAC team in the RPI.
- The Bobcats have played four teams in the top-150 and have defeated three 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.

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
The Bobcats remain in Athens right before the holiday to take on Big Ten opponent Illinois on Thursday, Dec. 22. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.

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