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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

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Dartis, Vander Plas Power Bobcats Past Morehead State

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ATHENS, OH — With 3:34 to play in the first half, Ohio head coach Jeff Boals called emphatically timeout and took his coat off, showing a level of frustration with his team that Bobcats fans hadn’t seen yet. He had, after all, just watched his team squander an early 12-point lead to find themselves tied… Read More

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Ohio Bobcats Film Room: Dartis and Preston lead Ohio past Detroit Mercy

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The Ohio Bobcats (5-3) got a 91-81 victory over the Detroit Mercy (1-5) Titans on Sunday November 30th in the Convocation Center. For the Bobcats, Jordan Dartis led the way offensively with 26 points. Dartis struggled in a three game stretch against high major opponents in Villanova, Baylor and Utah. He recently has caught fire,… Read More

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Ohio Bobcats Film Room: Preston leads Ohio past Iona

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Ohio stayed unbeaten in the 2019-20 season on Wednesday night with a 81-72 win over Iona. Jason Preston was the main guy offensively for the Bobcats, posting a career-high 27 points. His 10 made field goals were also a career high. All 10 made field goals can be viewed in the video below. Preston made… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Jason Preston has broke out in 2019

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After only scoring 6.0 PPG and 3.4 APG his Freshman season, Jason Preston has exploded offensively. Through three games, Preston has scored 18 PPG grabbed 9 RPG and dished out 9.7 APG. He also hasn’t sat out during either of Ohio’s road upsets this season. Head Coach Jeff Boals and Sophomore Forward Ben Vander Plas… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Lamar Thornton helps build freshman class

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When Jeff Boals was hired at Ohio University he had many spots to fill on the Bobcats roster. He brought assistant coach Lamar Thronton with him from Stony Brook and the two got to work immediately. The pair brought in five freshman that are all expected to make an impact during their freshman season at… Read More

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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Show Off Youth in 73-49 Exhibition Win over Capital

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ATHENS, OH — As he walked off the floor, “Stand Up and Cheer” played just as it had for victories during his playing career as a Bobcat in the 90s.  The biggest difference now? Jeff Boals was the head coach of his alma mate, coaching his first game in the Convocation Center. “It was a… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Carter Enters into NCAA Transfer Portal

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Jason Carter, Ohio’s leading scorer and second leading rebounder from this past season, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. This move comes fresh off the heels of Ohio’s parting ways with former head coach Saul Phillips and hiring of new bench boss Jeff Boals. Carter mentioned after the regular season finale against Miami that he… Read More