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The Ohio Bobcats' run to the Sweet 16 earned them national prominence, a huge lift in excitement from fans, and for head coach John Groce, a pay raise from bonuses built into his contract. According to the USA Today, Groce earned $55,000 from the Bobcats postseason run. Groce made $5,000 for a winning record in… Read More
Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion states for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That couldn't have been more true in the final four minutes of Ohio's game against North Carolina on Friday night. Ohio led 57-53 with 3:49 left to an Elite 8 berth. A four- or six-point run could… Read More
Ohio's players and coach talk about losing to North Carolina in the Sweet 16.
"Shot Ready." That's what Ohio guards Nick Kellogg and Walter Offutt said they will be Friday night when No. 13 Ohio takes on No. 1 North Carolina in the Sweet 16 in St. Louis. The three-point shot is said to be the great equalizer and has been just that for teams before in the NCAA… Read More
Ohio head coach John Groce and players Walter Offutt, Nick Kellogg and Jon Smith talked about playing North Carolina.
The South Florida Bulls front court players were as big, thick, athletic and long as their listed height and weights hinted they would be. Augustus Gilchrist (6-foot-10, 241 pounds), Ron Anderson, Jr. (6-foot-8, 237 pounds) and Hugh Robertson (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) looked like the MonStars on the floor Sunday. Ohio's leading scorer Walter Offutt (21… Read More
After a scan of South Florida's numbers on the season and seeing them beat #5 Temple in Nashville Friday night, here are a couple keys for Ohio to get to the Sweet 16. Speed It Up– South Florida plays an ugly brand of basketball, which is put-the-bag-over-your-face hideous at times. The Bulls average just under… Read More
"In Coop We Trust" tweets, shirts and posters were seen in bunches during the Mid-American Conference Tournament, and why not? Dj Cooper's three-game heroics could go down as the best three-day stretch of games by any Bobcat in the postseason conference tourney. But is it even the best in the past three years? Oh, how… Read More
In Ohio's last trip to the NCAA Tournament, the 14th-seeded Bobcats weren't given much of a chance against the third-seeded Georgetown Hoyas. The spread for the game was Hoyas minus-13.5. This year's Ohio team is getting some love before Friday evening's game against Michigan. This year's 13th-seeded 'Cats are just six-point underdogs to the fourth-seeded… Read More