Ohio To Play Belmont In BracketBusters

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Matthew Doyle

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Updated Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6:54 pm
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Ohio's D.J. Cooper drives past Akron's Demetrius Treadwell in the Convocation Center. The guard had 26 points in Ohio's 88-81 overtime loss on Feb. 27.

ESPN announced Monday that the Ohio men’s basketball team will be playing at Belmont in the 11th annual BracketBusters. The game will be televised on ESPN2 on Feb. 23 at 10 p.m.

The Bruins are 19-4 on the season and are 10-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They’re ranked 17th in the RPI and received one vote in the AP Top 25 and seven votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.

Belmont will not be an easy test for the Bobcats. They rank 19th in the nation in points per game with 77.6 and are eighth with a 49.3% field goal percentage.

They feature one of the top three-point shooters in the nation in Ian Clark. The senior ranks fourth in the nation, knocking down 51.4% of his 148 three-point attempts this season. The 6-foot-3 guard leads the team with 18.9 points per game.

The Bobcats will be travelling to Belmont following their rescheduled home game against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 20. They return home following the game to take on Akron Wednesday, Feb. 27.

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