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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

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.

Bobcats dominate the paint, win rebound battle in victory over Mount St. Mary’s

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — After coming off a tough loss to Kentucky Friday, the Ohio Men’s Basketball team knew it had to work on one aspect of its game: rebounding. This was fully evident on Monday as the Bobcats dominated Mount St. Mary’s through the ability to control the glass and earn points in the… Read More

Ohio's Lunden McDay (15), Jason Carter (30) and Ben Vander Plas (5) huddle following a basket in Ohio's game against Robert Morris.

Multiple Bobcats shine in double-digit victory over Robert Morris

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –  The Ohio Bobcats remain undefeated to start their 2021-22 campaign, with a brilliant display from many different players that gave the Bobcats the edge over the Robert Morris Colonials. Ohio came into Monday night’s game in The Convo on a two-game winning streak to start the year with wins against quality… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball battles Cleveland State in the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2021.

Ohio Men’s Basketball heats up from three, gets double-digit victory over CSU

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — When the Ohio Bobcats and Cleveland State Vikings met on December 6, 2020, in Athens, it was just the fourth game of the season for both teams. In the game, Ohio set an NCAA record as they went on a 40-0 scoring run in the game and the Bobcats thoroughly destroyed the… Read More

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