ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (15-13, 9-8 MAC) wraps up the 2018 regular season on Saturday, March 3 when they travel to Akron to face the Zips (8-20, 2-15 MAC). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the James A. Rhodes Arena and can be seen on ESPN3. If you can't catch it there, Gabe Genovesi will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
March 3, 2018 |Akron Zips (8-20, 2-15 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (15-13, 9-8 MAC) | 2 p.m. ET | Akron, Ohio | James A. Rhodes Arena | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | Akron Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST AKRON WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 42nd all-time win against Akron.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 198th career win and his 100th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 563rd victory in program history and 296th MAC win.
- Move the Bobcats to 16-13 and 10-8 in the MAC.
- Give Ohio 16 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon.
- It would be the 10th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 16 wins in a season.
- It would be the 13th time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least ten games in MAC play.
- Give Ohio its second win over Akron this season.
- Give Ohio it's eighth-straight win over Akron.
ALL TIME AGAINST AKRON
- Ohio leads the all-time series against the Zips, 41-18
- The Bobcats defeated Akron earlier in this season on Jan. 6 at home, 70-67 in overtime.
- Ohio has currently won seven-straight games against Akron.
- The Bobcats are currently 15-13 overall and 9-8 in the MAC after falling to Miami on March 3.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 13.8 points per game. She is also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 13.1 points per game and is averaging of 3.9 rebounds.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.9 points per game and 11.1 points per game since MAC play began.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.6 points a game and has the team lead with 57 three-pointers made.
- Taylor Agler adds 7.5 points a game and 3.8 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 138 (4.9) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.5 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .380 from the field, .287 from three-point range and .636 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.0 rebounds a game, 11.4 assists per game and 2.0 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.8 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 22.4 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 12.3 steals a game.
- The Bobcats currently registers 343 steals, which is second all-time in program history. The current record set in 2004-05 is 350.
- The Bobcats are currently fifth in the nation in turnover margin, eighth in turnovers forced, eighth in steals per game, and ninth in total steals.
- In the Nov. 12 opener, four Bobcats made their first ever start as a Bobcat (Katie Barker, Amani Burke, Dominique Doseck and Kendall Jessing), while three others made their college debut (Burris, Cierra Hooks, Alexis Stover)
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame, Four Bobcats finished in double-digits and redshirt senior guard Taylor Agler finished with a career-high 10 assists. Meche'la Cobb also made her Bobcat debut.
- Ohio returns one starter from last year's squad, in redshirt senior Taylor Agler.
- On Dec. 10 at Purdue, the Bobcats defeated the Boilermakers for the first time since 1982, and defeated a Big Ten team on the road for the first time since 1994.
- The Bobcats have forced teams to turn the ball over 30-plus times five times this season, and have forced at least 20 turnovers in 19 of their 28 games.
- On Dec. 31, Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo. It was the first time all season that a Bobcat scored 20 or more points.
- Doseck was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 for her performance the week of Dec. 25.
- On Jan. 13, Cierra Hooks scored a career-high 22 points in a win at Western Michigan. She was the second Bobcat this season to score 20-plus points in a game. Hooks scored 15 of her 22 points in the third quarter.
- Hooks added another 20-point game on Jan. 20 at Bowling Green, scoring 20 points and going 10-of-12 from the free throw line.
- Katie Barker recorded a career game in Jan. 24 against NIU when she scored 24 points and hit a career-high eight three pointers.
- In the same game on Jan. 24, Ohio drained 15 three-pointers, a season high for the Bobcats.
- Also against NIU, Hooks recorded her second game-winning steal and layup as time expired of the season. The first time coming on Nov. 22 at Marshall.
- On Feb. 3, Hooks and Burris made their first career starts as Bobcats.
- Hooks set a new career-high with 28 points on Feb. 3 against Ball State. She also registered a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double.
- Hooks was named MAC East POW on Feb. 6 for her performance against Ball State.
- Hooks created a new career-high on Feb. 7 against CMU, scoring 30 points.
- Hooks is the second-highest scoring freshman in program history, trailing only Caroline Mast (488).
- Hooks was named the MAC East POW for the second-straight week on Feb. 13 for her performance the week prior.
- Hannah Thome set a career-high nine points and a career-high three made three-pointers on Feb. 14 at EMU.
- Hooks currently has 97 steals this season, which is the most in a single season.
- Hooks became the single-season steals leader in Ohio history on Feb. 21 against Kent State.
- Agler currently has 138 assists this season, which is eighth all-time in a single season.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 78-56 loss against Miami on Feb. 28.
- Burke and Burris led Ohio in scoring, each recording 12 points. Burris added eight rebounds and three blocks. Burke also had four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
- Doseck followed with 10 points, going 4-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range. She also had two rebounds and two steals.
- Agler and Barker both had eight points. Barker shot 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the three-point line. She added two rebounds and two steals. Agler had nine assists, three rebounds, and one steal in her 38 minutes of play.
- As a team, Ohio went 23-of-61 (.377) from the field, 7-of-23 (.304) from the free throw line, and 3-of-6 (.500) from three-point range.
- Miami outrebounded the Bobcats 78-56.
- Ohio forced the RedHawks to turn over the ball 18 times and scored 12 points off of them. They also scored 30 points in the paint and 18 points off the bench.
- Miami was led by Kendall McCoy and Lauren Dickerson who each had 21 points
- Miami shot 29-of-66 (.439) from the field, 8-of-21 (.381) from three-point range, and 12-of-13 (.923) from the free throw line.
- The RedHawks scored 32 points in the paint, 14 second chance points, and 16 bench points.
IN AKRON'S LAST GAME
- Akron is coming off an 84-63 loss to Bowling Green on Feb. 28.
- In that game, Haliegh Reinoehl scored 10 points and recorded seven rebounds
- Following was Fredniqua Walker who scored eight points.
- As a team, Akron shot 10-of-64 (.297) from the field, 5-of-27 (.185) from three-point range, and 20-of-28 (.714) from the free-throw line.
- The Zips grabbed 39 rebounds, dished out nine assists, had seven blocks and 10 steals, while forcing Bowling Green to turn the ball over 22 times.
- For BGSU, Haley Puk scored 17 points and had seven rebounds, followed by Caterrion Thompson who scored 16.
- The Falcons shot .441 from the field, .387 from three-point range and .571 from the free throw line.
- Akron is currently 8-20 overall and 2-15 in the MAC.
- Leading the Zips is Megan Sefcik with 11.9 points per game.
- Next is Shaunay Edmonds who is averaging 11.1 points per game and is shooting .339 from the field.
- As a team, Akron is averaging 64.6 points per game, while opponents are scoring 68.9 points a game.
- The Zips are shooting .379 from the field, .305 from three-point range and .693 from the free throw line.
- Akron is averaging 38.1 rebounds a game, 13.0 assists and 7.9 steals.
- Akron is turning the ball over an average of 16.8 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 16.7 times a game.
LAST TIME AGAINST AKRON
- The Bobcats and Zips last met on Jan. 6, 2018 where Ohio claimed an overtime victory in Athens, 70-67.
- Down three with a minute left in overtime, Burris would tie the game up with a three and Agler would register the game winning layup with one second left.
- Burke led Ohio with a season-high 19 points, going 7-of-19 from the field, 2-of-8 from three-point range and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Burke also grabbed six rebounds and a career-high six steals.
- Burris tied her career-high with 17 points, going 7-of-13 from the field, 2-of-6 from three-point range and grabbing eight rebounds and had one block and three steals.
- Agler recorded 16 points, going 7-of-14 from the field, including the game-winning layup. She also had a career-high nine rebounds and had six assists and one steal.
- Hooks added 12 points for Ohio, going 3-of-9 from the field and 6-of-10 from the free throw line. She also has seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.
- Overall, Ohio went 26-of-73 (.356) from the field, 5-of-34 (.147) from three-point range and 13-of-22 (.591) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats out rebounded Akron 46-44 and has 18 offensive rebounds compared to Akron's 11.
- The Bobcats forced Akron to turn the ball over 30 times and scored 27 points off of those turnovers.
- The Bobcats also dished out seven assists, had three blocks and 13 steals.
- The Bobcats scored 42 points in the paint, 12 seconds chance points, and 29 bench points.
- For Akron, Shayna Harmon lead the way with 19 points, followed by Caitlin Vari with 12.
- As a team, Akron was 28-of-64 (.438) from the field, 5-of-12 (.417) from three-point range and 6-of-11 (.545) from the free throw line.
- The win was the fourth-straight win against Akron inside the Convo.
The Bobcats open play at the 2018 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday, March 5 when Ohio will host a first round game. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center with an opponent to be determined. The game can be seen on ESPN3.