ATHENS, Ohio â The back-to-back Mid-American Conference regular season champion Ohio womenâs basketball team returns to the court on Saturday, Nov. 5 for an exhibition game against Thomas More. Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. inside the Convocation Center. After the game, the Bobcats will honor the 2015-16 MAC regular season champions with a ring ceremony and a banner unveiling. Then following the ceremony, the Bobcats will also participate in an autograph session.
- The Bobcats finished the 2015-16 regular season 26-7 and 16-2 in the MAC.
- Ohio fell to Temple, 75-61 in the third round of the WNIT on March 24.
- The Bobcats defeated Virginia Tech, 64-57 in the second round on March 20, 2016.
- Ohio defeated Marshall in round one, 76-58
- With a win against Bowling Green on March 2, 2016, the Bobcats clinched the number one seed and the MAC Regular Season title for the second-straight season.
- That was the first ever appearance for Ohio in the WNIT and the first postseason wins in program history.
ALL TIME AGAINST THOMAS MORE
- This is the first ever meeting between the Bobcats and the Saints.
OHIO IN EXHIBITION
- On Nov. 7 2015, the Bobcats defeated Wilmington College 97-41.
- Ohio jumped out to a 17-0 lead with points from five different scorers. The Bobcats didnât allow a Quaker basket until the 3:55 mark of the first quarter.
- Ohio shot 34-of-77 (44.2 percent) from the field and 15-of-40 (37.5 percent) from three-point range.
- The Bobcats limited Wilmington to 17-of-54 (31.5 percent) from the field and 3-of-14 (21.4 percent) from behind the arc.
- Quiera Lampkins led the Bobcats with 17 points, Kiyanna Black added 12, forward Olivia Bower had 15 and Dominique Doseck scored 10.
- The Bobcats are led by seniors Quiera Lampkins, Yamonie Jenkinsm Jasmine Weatherspoon, Tmisht Stinson and Hannah Boesinger.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon led Ohio in rebounds, averaging 6.6 a game. She also has 53 blocks to lead the team. 54 blocks is third all-time in program history for blocks in a single season.
- Quiera Lampkins averaged 14.6 points a game while adding 5.1 rebounds per contest, 3.75 assists per game and adding an average of 2.44 steals a game.
- Lampkins scored in double figures for nine-straight games from Nov. 29, 2015 through Jan. 6, 2016, including a career-high 33 on Jan. 2 against Western Michigan.
- Ohio finished last season averaging 72.3 points a game.
- The Bobcats grabbed 1,225 boards last season.
- As a team, Ohio shot 68.4% from the free throw line in 2015-16.
- Ohio also shot 39.9% from the field and 31.1% from three-point range last season.
- The Bobcat defense forced 619 turnovers with opponents averaging 19.3 turnovers a contest.
- Ohioâs defense also snagged 309 steals and blocked 160 shots in the 2015-16 season, a new program record.
- On Feb. 20, 2016 at Akron, Ohio scored 101 points, the first time they have scored at least 100 points in a MAC game since 1991.
- On Jan. 27, 2016 against Akron, the Bobcats set a new program record for blocked shots in a game with 14.
- On Jan. 2, 2016 against Western Michigan, Quiera Lampkins scored a career-high 33 points and set a new career high in steals (6), field goals made (12) and field goals attempted (22).
- As a team, Ohio blocked 160 shots, a new program record for shots blocked in a season.
- On Jan. 20, 2016 at Kent State, Ohio hit 17 three pointers, setting a new conference record of threes made in a MAC game.
- On Jan. 13, 2016 against Eastern Michigan, Jasmine Weatherspoon set a new program record with eight blocks in the game.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO FOR REAL
- The last time we saw Ohio womenâs basketball was on March 24, 2016 in the third round of the Womenâs National Invitation Tournament in McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
- The Bobcats fell to Temple, 75-61. In that game, Quiera Lampkins led Ohio with 20 points on 8-of-16 from the field, and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line while adding three rebounds and four assists
- Jenkins scored 12 points, going 4-of-11 from the field and 2-for-5 from behind the arc with three rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes.
- Weatherspoon added six points to Ohioâs score along with two blocks and one steal and Hannah Boesinger tallied nine points.
- Temple shot 42.9 percent (27-of-63) from the field, 27.8 percent (5-of-18) from behind the arc and 66.7 percent (16-of-24) from the free throw line.
SCOUTING THOMAS MORE
- The Saints are 2 time defending Division III National Champions.
- Thomas More is led by senior Sydney Moss. The senior averaged 22.1 points per game, shot 49.9 percent from the field, including 37.9 percent from behind the three-point arc.
- Moss also led the team on the boards with 7.4 rebounds per game, while she is second in assists with 156 and has blocked 18 shots and recorded 48 steals.
- Last season, Moss was named the 2016 Honda DIII Athlete of the Year
- Thomas More has gone undefeated during the last two seasons.
- Its last loss came when they fell to Whitman College in the NCAA Tournament Section Finals in March of 2014. That was the only loss of that season.
IN THOMAS MOREâS LAST GAME
- The No. 1-ranked Thomas More College womenâs basketball team won its second-straight NCAA Division III National Championship April 4, 2016. It defeated No. 7-ranked Tufts University, 63-51, in the national championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Moss was named the Tournamentâs Most Valuable Player and Abby Owings was named to the All-Tournament Team.
ABOUT LAST SEASON...
- Quiera Lampkins was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.
- Kiyanna Black was named to the All-MAC First Team, Lampkins to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Defensive Team, and Jasmine Weatherspoon was named to the All-Defensive Team.
- Back-to-back regular season titles is the first time in program history.
- Quiera Lampkins scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 30, 2016 at Ball State, becoming the 15th member of the 1,000-point club.
- Ohio returns eight players from last season and three starters.
- Senior guard Quiera Lamkins. Last season, played and started 33 games. She was named MAC East Player of the week twice, first on Dec. 7 then again on Dec. 28. Lamkins 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 eight 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 Kaitie 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. 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, Associated Press Division II co-player of the year in 2016 by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association, and 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.
- Mecheâla 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 programâs first Division I district championship. 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, 2016 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.
FROM BEYOND THE ARC
- Ohioâs theme from the 2014-15 season of shooting threes did not change last season.
- The Bobcats were 309-of-995 from beyond the arc last season.
- Dominique Doseck was second in three-point field goal percentage at .352.
- The Bobcats made 12 three-pointers against Bowling Green on Jan. 9, 2016.
- Ohio hit 15 three-pointers at Toledo on Feb. 13, 2016, including 10 from Black.
- The Bobcats hit 17 three-pointers, setting the record for threes made in a MAC game on Jan. 20, 2016 at Kent State.
BOBCATS ON TV
- Three Ohio womenâs basketball games will be broadcasted nationally.
- Ohio will have one game on BCSN/TWCSC on Jan. 4, 2017 against Buffalo at 7 p.m.
- The Bobcatsâ 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 Ohioâs 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 Boldonâs 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 Boldonâs 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 Francisâ current players.
- During the 2015 season at Ohio, Miller filled in as an assistant coach to the womenâs basketball team during an assistant coachâs maternity leave. He was on the floor coaching as well as recruiting and scouting during the teamâs 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.
The Bobcats return to action on Sunday, Nov. 13 when Ohio headed to High Point, N.C. to open the regular season against the Panther. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.