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The Creighton Bluejays take on the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: What Went Wrong for the Bobcats in their Season-Ending Loss to Creighton

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOUB) — The magic dust withered away from the Ohio Bobcats as a 72-58 loss at the hands of the Creighton Bluejays put an end to Ohio’s unexpected journey into the NCAA Tournament. Coming into the game, the Bobcats always were able to push the pace up the floor and then set screens… Read More

The Creighton Blue Jays take on the Ohio Bobcats in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA) Photos via Getty Images)

Bobcats’ Memorable Season Ends With Loss To Creighton In Second Round

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOUB) — The 2020-21 season was an experience unlike anything else.  With limited fans in arenas, weekly COVID testing routines, mask-wearing and social distancing, no other season in college basketball history comes anything close to what the past five months have been like for programs. While some teams felt the wrath of the… Read More

The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Ohio Bobcats in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Some Things to Take Away from Ohio’s Win over Virginia

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — As many have been made aware, the Ohio Bobcats made some noise last night and became the official bracket busters last night when they knocked off the defending National Champions, the Virginia Cavaliers, 62-58 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University. To many casual College Basketball fans,… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Duo of Vander Plas, Preston shine once again in Upset of Virginia

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — Court Street back in Athens is in a frenzy after the Ohio Bobcats, the 2021 MAC Champions and 13 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, continued their improbable season after knocking off the four seed, the Virginia Cavaliers 62-58, who came into the game as the defending National… Read More

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 20: Ben Vander Plas #5 of the Ohio Bobcats celebrates during the closing seconds of their 62-58 win over the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I MenÕs Basketball Tournament held at at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on March 20, 2021 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bracket-Busting Bobcats Upset Virginia in First Round of NCAA Tournament

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WOUB) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the several hundred Ohio Bobcat fans inside Assembly Hall made it sound like the historic building was filled with 17,000 strong.  After the buzzer sounded, the Ohio bench stormed onto the court and celebrated, much like the Bobcats did after their 2010 and… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball is the MAC Tournament champions. The Bobcats huddle around the trophy postgame.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Win First MAC Tournament Championship Since 2012

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The ticket is punched.  The Bobcats are going dancing. For the first time since 2012, the Ohio Bobcats hoisted the MAC Tournament trophy and will be going to the NCAA Tournament. “Just an unbelievable performance by our guys,” Ohio head coach Jeff Boals said.  “I’m a proud coach.  I know we… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas works against MAC Player of the Year Marreon Jackson in the Bobcats' game against Toledo on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats knock off top-seeded Rockets, advance to MAC Championship game

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats (15-7) have been on a revenge tour for nearly a month now, mostly because there’s always a two or three week delay due to a covid reason. The revenge tour is beating teams the Bobcats had previously lost too earlier in the season. It started when they knocked… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball's Ben Vander Plas throws down a dunk in the Bobcats' MAC Quarterfinal matchup with Kent State on March 11, 2021, at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. (Photo: Bryan Kurp/WOUB).

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Hot Shooting Leads Ohio Past Kent State in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats walked off the court on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in a good mood to the tune of loud cheers from close friends and family up the concourse seating. There was a sense of joy, a sense of celebration and a sense of hope buzzing through the arena. For… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball's Ben Roderick goes up for a layup in the Bobcats' game against the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The Bobcats fell to the Bulls 86-66. (PHOTO: Chris J. Day/WOUB)

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Turnovers, Missed Threes Reign Supreme in Bobcats’ Blowout Loss to Buffalo

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio men’s basketball team (13-7, 9-5 MAC) went into its Saturday afternoon matchup with Buffalo (12-7, 10-5 MAC) at the Convocation Center in Athens with a six-game win streak, as the third seed in the Mid-American Conference and playing its third game in five days. What transpired was a dominating… Read More

Ohio's Ben Vander Plas scored his 1,000th career point in Thursday's victory over Eastern Michigan.

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Continue to Roll, Extend Win Streak to Six

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A six-game winning streak.  It’s something the Bobcats haven’t achieved since the 2012-13 season, when Jim Christian was the head coach and D.J. Cooper led the charge for the Bobcats.  Ohio won seven in a row and 12 of 13 games that season while sharing a MAC regular season title. Despite… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Defy Expectations in Resounding Victory Over Akron

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It was safe to say that the odds were stacked against the Ohio men’s basketball team when they took the court Tuesday afternoon, but they rose to the challenge in what was arguably their best performance of the season. After recording their fourth straight win against Central Michigan, the coronavirus spread… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Win at CMU for First Time Since 2013, Extend Win Streak to Four

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Mount Pleasant hasn’t been too kind for the Ohio Bobcats, but a four-game losing streak at McGuirk Arena came to an end Tuesday night as the Ohio Bobcats defeated Central Michigan 83–69 to secure their first win in Mount Pleasant since February 13, 2013. It took a whole-team effort with all… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Ben Roderick

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats roll past Western Michigan; over .500 in MAC play for first time since 2016-17

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – On Tuesday, the Ohio Bobcats faced the Western Michigan Broncos at the Convocation Center with the goal of having a winning MAC record. The Bobcats’ energy and strength in the second half allowed them to do what they haven’t done in four years. Which is a winning conference record.  Ohio (9-6,… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Ben Roderick

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats stymied by Kent State’s relentless offense, suffocating defense

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats (7-6, 3-4) welcomed the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-3, 3-2) to the Convocation Center on Saturday with hopes of going above .500 in conference play. The Golden Flashes’ relentless offense and suffocating defense proved to be too much for the Bobcats as Kent State won, 89-79. Ohio opened… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Jason Preston

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Preston Returns, Bobcats defeat Miami in “Battle of the Bricks” Part One

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats got their star player back on Tuesday night. After missing the previous four games with a lower leg injury, Jason Preston had his name announced during pregame starting lineups for the first time since Ohio was in Akron on Dec. 22. Preston saw 32 minutes of playing time.  He… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats have five players in double figures; sneak past NIU

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ATHENS, Ohio — A win is a win. Northern Illinois fired its head coach Mark Montgomery on Sunday, so that meant Lamar Chapman stepped in as interim head coach. In Chapman’s first game as the man in charge, the Huskies gave the Bobcats a run for their money.  Northern Illinois had one last chance down… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Turnovers prove costly as Ohio falls to rival Marshall, 81-67

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The Ohio Bobcats took a quick trip down to Huntington, W.Va. to take on one of their non-conference rivals, the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Bobcats (4-2) hot start to the season, in which they won their first four games by double digits and nearly upset the number five team in the nation, was snuffed out… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball Miles Brown

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Despite last-minute schedule addition, Bobcats run past Purdue Northwest

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ATHENS, Ohio — About 29 hours prior to tip-off, it was officially announced that Ohio was playing a basketball game on Thursday afternoon. After Mississippi Valley State canceled its matchup with the Bobcats that was set for Dec. 18, Ohio’s athletic administration got on the phone to try and get another game scheduled. “We called… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats ride record-setting scoring run to rout Cleveland State

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ATHENS, Ohio — 40 unanswered points.  It never happened in NCAA Division I until Sunday at the Convocation Center. It all started with under two minutes left in the first half.  Ohio was up 46-25.  Dwight Wilson III hit a pair of free throws.  That was followed by a three-pointer by Lunden McDay at the… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats ‘Excited’ for Third Matchup with Akron

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — After defeating Central Michigan in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, Ohio coach Jeff Boals was asked how he was going to pack for his trip to Cleveland. “Three,” Boals responded. For him to use those three suits, the Bobcats would need to play three games, which means they would… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Preston, Vander Plas Lead ‘Cats to Blowout Victory over CMU

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas sat together at the podium in the post-game press conference. It wasn’t the first time, and it surely won’t be the last time these two sophomores face questions from the media after a game. It is, after all, largely due to the play of Preston and… Read More

Ohio’s Jason Preston dribbles the ball against Kent State’s Mitch Peterson

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Late-Season Surge Earns ‘Cats Home Game in MAC Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio — Somewhere along the 220-mile trip back to Athens from Muncie, Indiana on the 1st day of February, Ohio coach Jeff Boals decided his team needed a pick-me-up after a tough 55-64 loss to Ball State. What did Boals think would jump-start his team in the wake of their four-game losing streak? Dairy… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats Gut Out Crucial Win over Kent State on Senior Night

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jordan Dartis stood alone at the free throw line.  It wasn’t unlike a player shooting fouls shots at the end of a long practice to keep that part of their game crisp. But for Dartis, a fifth-year senior playing potentially his final game in the building he’s called home since the fall… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Make Statement in Win over Buffalo

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ATHENS, Ohio — Since Mid-American Conference play began back in the first week of January, the Bobcats have been searching for their “turning point”. They’ve twice blown sizeable halftime leads to MAC-leading Bowling Green, dropped a shootout to Akron, and lost in the final 20 seconds at Northern Illinois and Buffalo. Tuesday night, after all… Read More