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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 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

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Cap Off OU’s 216th Birthday with Win over Central Michigan

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ATHENS, OH — At 2:16 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the bells of Cutler Hall rang to celebrate the 216th anniversary of the founding of Ohio University.  At 8:57 p.m., the Convo followed suit with its buzzer, ringing in a Bobcats victory. “Happy Birthday to Ohio University,” Ohio head coach Jeff Boals said. “Great win for… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Bobcats’ Stout Defense, Preston’s Triple-Double Fuel Blowout Win over Miami

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ATHENS, OH — On what would become a truly historic day for Ohio basketball, the longest-tenured Bobcat wasted no time rewriting the record books. Just over a minute into the game, Jason Preston fired a cross-court pass to Jordan Dartis, who was standing wide open on the left wing. Standing four feet behind the three-point… Read More