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Ohio Men’s Basketball season ends after falling to Abilene Christian in CBI quarterfinals

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ohio Men’s Basketball (25-10) struggled to stop Abeline Christian’s (25-10) Coryon Mason in a 91-86 College Basketball Invitational quarterfinal loss that ended its season. Mason dropped 20 points for the Wildcats Monday night in Dayton Beach. For as much trouble the Bobcats had stopping Mason, the Wildcats had just as… Read More

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Sears lifts Ohio past Rice on late shot in first round of CBI

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Mark Sears made a layup with four seconds left to lead Ohio to a 65-64 win over Rice in the College Basketball Invitational first round. Jason Carter had 26 points to lead the Bobcats. Carl Pierre led the Owls with 20 points. Ohio moves on to the quarterfinal round to… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas attempts a three-point shot in the first half of the Bobcats' MAC semifinal game against Kent State on March 11, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball’s MAC Tournament run falls short with loss to Kent State

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — 2:56 left in the game, Miles Brown had just made a huge three that brought the game within two points. The Ohio crowd was electric as “OU, Oh Yeah,” chants rang throughout Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, and despite everything that had gone wrong up to that point, Ohio had put themselves in… Read More

Ohio's Jason Carter (30) throws down a dunk in the Bobcats' MAC quarterfinal matchup against Ball State on March 10, 2022 in Cleveland.

Carter’s big night leads Ohio Men’s Basketball to MAC Tournament Semifinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — Three wins in three days. That is what Ohio needs to do to get its second straight MAC Tournament title.  It is easier said than done, though. After dropping four of their last five regular season games leading to the MAC tournament, Ohio (24-8) got a big boost Thursday from Redshirt Fifth… Read More

Cece Hooks, number 1, leaps into the air attempting a shot in Ohio University women’s basketball game against Ball State University, in Athens

Bobcat basketball teams look to make noise in MAC Tournament

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — Survive and advance. That cliché statement has now become the motto of many college basketball teams around the country looking to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament this week during conference tournaments. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams for Ohio University will have that chance in Cleveland this week… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas drives towards the hoop in the second half of the Bobcats' game at Bowling Green on March 1, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball falls to third in MAC after upset loss at Bowling Green

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WOUB) — There was more on the line for Bowling Green than there was for Ohio in Tuesday night’s MAC matchup. Bowling Green was fighting for the last spot in the MAC tournament while Ohio had their eye on a higher seed. The Bobcats were looking to conquer the Falcons for the… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas attempts a layup in the first half of the Bobcats' game against Akron on Feb. 25, 2022.

Akron spoils Ohio Men’s Basketball’s senior night

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio men’s basketball team had their senior night spoiled as the Akron Zips delivered their second loss in three games in the home stretch of the regular season. Ohio honored seniors John Tenerowicz, Tommy Schmock, Jason Carter, and Ben Vander Plas as they took the court in the Convo for… Read More

Ohio's Tommy Schmock, right, prepares to shoot a three-point shot as Ben Vander Plas, left, looks on in the Bobcats' game against Central Michigan on February 22, 2022.

Vander Plas, Schmock lead Ohio Men’s Basketball past Central Michigan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Jason Preston, DJ Cooper and, after Tuesday night, Ben Vander Plas joined the pair as the only players in Ohio men’s basketball history to record triple doubles. Vander Plas and Co. propelled Ohio (23-5, 14-3 MAC) to a dominant win against a Central Michigan team (6-19, 5-9 MAC), which has now… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas (5) prepares to make a pass to Mark Sears in the Bobcats' game against Miami of Ohio on Feb. 15, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball continues dominance over Miami (OH) behind 30 points from Vander Plas

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats and Miami RedHawks squared off for the 210th time in the Battle of the Bricks Tuesday night and going into the game, Ohio had won 18 of the last 21 meetings. The Bobcats flexed their muscles and continued their dominance in the series, defeating Miami 91-78. Miami came… Read More

Ohio's Mark Sears (0) drives against Toledo's Setric Millner Jr. in their game on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Ohio Men’s Basketball’s five-game win streak ends with loss at Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team suffered yet another loss at the hands of MAC rival Toledo Tuesday night. After losing to the Rockets a few weeks ago by 18, the Bobcats lost by 15 inside a loud Savage Arena. Although Ohio cut it to single digits in the final two minutes,… Read More

Ohio's Jason Carter (30) drives down the court in the Bobcats' game against Western Michigan on Feb. 5, 2022.

Carter’s career day leads Ohio Men’s Basketball past Western Michigan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Jason Carter has been playing collegiate basketball for half a decade, yet he still continues to set new records. In his fifth year playing college basketball and third year at OU, Carter hit his new career high with 27 points Saturday afternoon in The Convo. Carter and Sophomore teammate Mark Sears… Read More

Ohio's Ben Roderick (3) drives to the basket in the Bobcats' game against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 3, 2022.

Four Bobcats reach double figures as Ohio Men’s Basketball coasts past Eastern Michigan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats (18-3, 9-1 MAC) added on to their winning streak by defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles (8-13, 3-7 MAC) 81-68 in the Convocation Center Tuesday afternoon. The game tested Ohio’s stamina with it being their second game in less than 48 hours.  The original tipoff time between the Bobcats… Read More

Ohio's Jason Carter (30) throws down a two-handed dunk in the first half of the Bobcats' game against Ball State on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.

Huge scoring run propels Ohio Men’s Basketball past Ball State

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It seems like all the Ohio men’s basketball team is doing this year is winning. The Bobcats easily took care of the Ball State Cardinals in a 87-63 win where every player that dressed saw the court. Ohio now improves to 8-1 in MAC play and 17-3 overall, tying its best… Read More

Jeff Boals rallies up his team during a timeout in the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Ohio dominates Buffalo as Jeff Boals earns 50th win as Bobcats head coach

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WOUB) – Ohio returned to the national stage Friday night when it made the trip to Buffalo to take on the Bulls in a game with huge stakes in the MAC standings. After a back-and-forth first half, Ohio was finally able to pull ahead late in the opening half and it rode the… Read More

Ohio's Ben Roderick (3) and Mark Sears (1) celebrate following a Roderick bucket in the Bobcats' game against Mount St. Mary's on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Ohio Men’s Basketball back in win column thanks to another solid night from Sears

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team gained a much-needed bounce-back win against Northern Illinois Tuesday evening. After a loss to a feisty Toledo team on Friday in front of a packed Convo, Jeff Boals and his team took care of business against the Huskies fairly easily, 74-62. What started as a slow… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball head coach Jeff Boals talks to his team during the Bobcats' game against Toledo on Jan. 21, 2022 at the Convocation Center.

The win streak for Ohio Men’s Basketball ends after a loss to Toledo

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The duel between the high-flying Toledo Rockets and the red-hot Ohio Bobcats did not disappoint for the most part. A nationally televised game between the two hottest teams in the MAC had high expectations for fans of both teams. Ohio entered the contest 14-2 overall and undefeated in the MAC at… Read More

Jeff Boals rallies up his team during a timeout in the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Career nights from Schmock, Clayton guide Ohio past Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Entering Tuesday, there was one team in the Mid-American Conference that Jeff Boals never defeated: the Bowling Green Falcons. Ohio (13-2, 4-0 MAC) never trailed in the contest and came away with an 85-78 victory over Bowling Green (8-7, 1-3 MAC).  The win is the Bobcats’ eighth in a row and nine… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas (5) prepares to shoot a three-point shot against Andrew Garcia (4) in the Bobcats' game against Kent State on Jan. 7, 2021 at the Convocation Center.

Ohio Men’s Basketball picks up seventh straight victory

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team kept its undefeated home record alive Friday with an 80-72 victory over MAC rival Kent State.  The win gives the Bobcats (12-0, 3-0 MAC) their seventh victory in a row. “I thought our guys got off to a great start and maintained the lead throughout the… Read More

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Boals earns his 100th career head coaching win as the Bobcats down Akron

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jeff Boals now has 100 head coaching wins under his belt after a close win over Akron. The Bobcats earned a 69-63 win over the Zips Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena. Congrats to Ohio’s @JeffBoals on his 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th career head coaching victory!#OUohyeah | #MACtion… Read More

Forward Jason Carter, 30, shoots the ball during the Ohio University Bobcats basketball game against Marshal University, in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. The Bobcats defeated Marshall University 75-66.

Ohio Men’s Basketball dominates regional rival to earn eighth win of season

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats returned to action Wednesday night against a high-powered Marshall squad. The Bobcats embraced the challenge and dominated in a wire-to-wire fashion as Ohio never trailed the Thundering Herd, winning 75-65. Marshall entered Wednesday’s contest averaging 83 points per game, but Ohio’s stingy and aggressive defense held the Herd… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas drives around a defender in the Bobcats' game against Kentucky on November 19, 2021.

Slow start and cold shooting against LSU prove to be too much for Bobcats to overcome

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The Ohio Bobcats had a chance Wednesday night to earn a win over a Power-5 opponent in the LSU Tigers, but a slow start proved to be too much for the Bobcats to overcome as the Bobcats would ultimately fall to the Tigers 66-51. The Tigers commanded this game from the start, jumping out to… Read More