Ohio Looks to Keep Rolling in Matchup against Bowling Green< < Back to
The Ohio Bobcats will take on Bowling Green Tuesday in a rematch against the Falcons.
The first game between Ohio and Bowling Green was just six weeks ago. However, it feels longer than that. That game which was in Athens, saw the Bobcats go down 91-75. Since then, these two teams have gone in opposite directions.
“A loss is a loss,” Ohio freshman Jordan Dartis said after that first matchup. “We don’t take losses too good, but I think we’re gonna learn from this together and bounce back and be okay. Every game we go into in the MAC is a battle, and we just have to be tougher and play harder.”
Ohio has definitely learned from that game and has bounced back better than okay. Since the loss, Ohio has won seven of 10 games, including five straight. During this winning streak the team has given up just 68.2 points per game.
Junior forward Antonio Campbell has led the way offensively. Campbell is coming off a game where he had a career high, 20 rebounds. Additionally, he has won the Mid-American Conference player of the week two times in a row. During those two weeks, he averaged 25.75 points and 14 rebounds per game. Jaaron Simmons also helps guide Ohio, scoring 14 points per game and dishing out 7.7 assists per game, good for third in the nation.
The Falcons, however, have gone in the complete opposite direction, plummeting to 11th in the MAC. They have lost seven straight games and have failed to score more than 75 points in eight of their last nine games. Zack Denny and Spencer Parker lead the Falcons, scoring a combined 26.2 points per game and shooting 40 percent from behind the arc.
In the previous game, Campbell was held to just 13 points and three rebounds, playing only16 minutes because of foul trouble. Campbell has cut down on fouls since then, as he has not fouled out since that game. The game also featured a 10-point possession for Bowling Green as a result of three technical fouls for Ohio and a four-point play. That play put the game out of reach for Ohio.
Ohio will have redshirt junior Kenny Kaminski back for this game. Kaminski, who missed the Bobcats’ last two contests, cleared concussion protocol and will play Tuesday.
The Bobcats will look to extend their three game road winning streak and five game winning streak overall, on Tuesday. Tipoff it set for 7p.m.