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@OhioWBasketball Set for Big Ten Battle with Michigan

@OhioWBasketball Set for Big Ten Battle with Michigan

Dec. 12, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio women’s basketball team continues its road trip on Tuesday, Dec. 13 when then Bobcats head to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on Michigan. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. inside the Crisler Center. Fans can catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.

Dec. 13,  2016  | Michigan Wolverines (8-3) vs. Ohio Bobcats (7-0) | 6:30 p.m. ET | Ann Arbor, Mich. | Crisler Center | 
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- Give Ohio its eighth win of the regular season.
- Ohio’s second ever win over Michigan.
- Give Boldon his 70th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 534th victory in program history.
- Give Ohio its eighth-straight win.
- Help the Bobcats start the season 8-0 for the second time in program history. The last time coming in 1985-86.
- The Bobcats fourth ever win against the current Big Ten.

- This is the sixth all-time meeting between the Bobcats and Michigan.
- Michigan leads the all-time series against Ohio, 4-1.  

- The Bobcats are 3-32 all-time against teams from the current Big 10.
- Ohio’s last win against a Big 10 school was on Nov. 27, 2015 against Indiana.

- In this matchup, redshirt freshman Hannah Thome will face off against her fraternal twin sister, Hallie.
- The Michigan sophomore is averaging 12.6 points a game and 6.5 rebounds a contest. She is shooting .633 from the field and .577 from the free throw line.

- The Bobcats and Wolverines last met on Dec. 21, 2007.
- Ohio fell to Michigan, 69-64 in that game.
- In the game, Lauren Kohn scored a team-high 18 points and Quintana Ward scored 10 points.
- Kohn (Adrian, Mich.) hit 6-of-13 shots from the floor, including 2-of-5 from three-point range and 4-of-4 from the foul line. She also had six rebounds, a team-high five assists and one steal.
- Ward (Park Forest, Ill.) made 4-of-8 shots from the floor, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc.
- Four players finished in double-digits for Michigan (7-3), led by Jessica Minnfield with a game-high 19 points. Carly Benson had 16 points, Krista Phillips had 11 points and Ta’Shia Walker added 10.
- Ohio out-shot Michigan 48-44.4 percent in the game, but had 27 turnovers compared to Michigan’s 12.
- After pulling off an 11-2 run to take a 38-30 lead at halftime, the Bobcats relinquished a ten-point lead in the second frame. The Wolverines edged closer and closer to tie the game, 59-59, with 5:40 on the clock before taking the lead, 62-61, that they kept until the end of regulation.

- Michigan is currently 8-3 on the season and is coming off of an 84-64 loss at No.. 9 UCLA.
- Leading Katelynn Flaherty is leading the team with 19.5 points a game and is shooting .494 from the field.
- Kysre Gondrezick is averaging 13.1 points a game and is shooting .481 from three-point range.
- Hallie Thome is averaging 12.6 points a game and is leading the team in rebounds with 6.5.
- Overall, Michigan is averaging 82.3 points a game while opponents are averaging 55.8 points a contest.
- As a team, Michigan is shooting .499 from the field, .438 from three-point range and .678 from the free throw line.
- Michigan is averaging 39.5 rebounds a game and are forcing opponents to turn the ball over 19.2 times a game.
- As a team, Michigan averages 14.7 turnovers a contest.
- Michigan also averages 8.5 steals a game and 3.6 blocks per contest.

- Michigan is coming off of an 84-64 loss at No. 9 UCLA on Dec. 11.
- Michigan had four players score in double figures, led by freshman Kysre Gondrezick’s 18 points off the bench. Sophomore Hallie Thome went for 15 points and six rebounds, with junior Katelynn Flaherty chipping in 14 points and three steals. Junior Jillian Dunston rounded out Michigan’s double-figure scorers with 10 points and six boards. Senior Siera Thompson went for three points and six assists in her homecoming game.
- U-M fell behind 14-0 in the early going and could never catch up in the contest. U-M had three early shots fall off the rim, before a Gondrezick triple at the 6:03 mark put the Wolverines on the board.
- UCLA led 45-25 at the break behind 48.6-percent shooting and a 28-11 edge on the glass. Gondrezick paced the Wolverines with eight points in the first 20 minutes, with Thome going for six and Flaherty chipping in five.
- Michigan outscored UCLA, 22-14, in the final period as Flaherty and Thompson combined for four triples in the frame. Gondrezick bookended her day with Michigan’s final basket with 27 seconds remaining to provide the 20-point margin.

- The Bobcats are coming off of a thrilling 71-65 win at IUPUI on Dec. 10.
- IUPUI would cut the lead to 61-59 with a three pointer with 4:43 left in the game.
- With a made free throw, IUPUI would make it a one-point game, making it 61-60 with 4:35 left.
- With 1:03 left in the game, Agler would drain a three from the corner, putting the Bobcats up 70-65.
- Lampkins would hit a free throw with 10 seconds left to put Ohio up 71-65.
- Overall, Lampkins led the team with 24 points and 10 rebounds, going 10-of-21 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and 3-of-5 from the free throw line.
- Agler registered 16 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, 1-of-4 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Jenkins registered 11 points, going 4-of-10 from the field, 2-of-5 from beyond the arc and dished out four assists in 40 minutes of play.
- Overall, Ohio was 28-of-70 (.400) from the field, 6-of-29 (.207) and 9-of-15 (.600) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats would grab 35 rebounds, dish out seven assists, register five blocks and have four steals.
- The Bobcats would force IUPUI to turn the ball over 17 times and score 27 points off of the turnovers. Ohio would score 15 second chance points and 44 points in the paint.
- Leading IUPUI was Danielle Lawrence with 18 points, going 5-of-16 from the field.
- Overall, IUPUI was 18-of-48 from the field, 4-of-11 from three-point range and 25-of-35 from the free throw line.

- The Bobcats are currently 7-0 on the season after defeating IUPUI, 71-65 on Dec. 10.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 19.3 points a game. She is also leading the team in rebounds with 9.7 a game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 10.7 points per contest while snagging 8.0 boards a game. She is also averaging 2.0 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 9.0 points a game and is shooting .448 from the field. Agler is also leading the team in steals with 19.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 4.1 assists a game.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 70.4 points a game while opponents are averaging 53.9 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .397 from the field, .280 from three-point range and .675 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 37.7 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 21.6 times a game and is averaging 10.7 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 4.6 blocks a contest.

- 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 18.4 points and 9.6 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now seventh all-time in scoring with 1,325 total points.
- Lampkins needs 19 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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 53.9 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 21.6 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 10.7 times a game.
- The Bobcats are leading the MAC in scoring defense (53.9), first in field goal percentage defense (.336), first in blocked shots (4.6) and turnover margin (+8.4). 

- The Bobcats are currently fourth in this week’s collegeinsider.com mid-major poll.
- The Bobcats also received one first place vote in the poll.

- The Bobcats are currently ranked 69th in the RPI rankings
- Ohio is the second highest ranked MAC team in the RPI.
- The Bobcats have defeated three teams in the top-150.
- Ohio will take on Michigan who is ranked 25th.

- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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.

- 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 return to Athens on Monday, Dec. 19 to take on Binghamton. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.