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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Shoot Past Western Michigan in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Just 19 hours prior to the opening tip of the first game of the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals, it was announced that fans would be barred from attendance due to concerns of the spread of Covid-19. The only people in the stands were to be immediate family. But, early in the third quarter,… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Miami to Earn Bye in MAC Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio — Amani Burke stood with her teammates at center court, singing and clapping along with “Stand Up and Cheer” with the Bobcat fans in the Convocation Center. As she clapped along, she looked up at the crowd that had cheered her on the last four seasons for one last time and smiled. Burke,… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Second Half to Cruise Past Rockets

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ATHENS, OH — In the days following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, Ohio’s Erica Johnson decided to pay tribute to the NBA legend by wearing his No. 24 during the Bobcats’ game against Akron. In the five games since she donned Bryant’s number, she has emulated the killer instinct that the ‘Mamba Mentality’ embodied…. Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Use Dominant Start to Lead Wire-to-Wire Over Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio- There’s no better security blanket than a good defense. Although, two players putting up over 20 points each might give a good defense a run for its money. Luckily for the Bobcats, they didn’t have to pick between the two Saturday against the Bowling Green Falcons, as outstanding individual performances from Cece Hooks… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Last-Second Loss Bites ‘Cats for Second Time in Seven Days

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KALAMAZOO, MI — Twice in their last three games, the Bobcats held a one-point lead with less than 10 seconds to play. They’ve now lost both games.  Western Michigan (10-5, 3-1 MAC) handed the ‘Cats (9-6, 2-2 MAC) another gut-wrenching conference loss when Bronco junior Leighah-Amori Wool banked in a shot with seven seconds to… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Fall to Central Michigan on Last-Second Shot

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ATHENS, OH — On Wednesday night, the Bobcats took 23 more shots than their opponent. They forced 13 more turnovers, grabbed 13 more offensive rebounds and shot seven more free throws. Typically, these are things that win basketball games, especially teams as good as Ohio. Those things weren’t enough to overcome Central Michigan, though. “We… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Hooks’ Double-Double Propels ‘Cats Past IUPUI

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  ATHENS, OH — When the Bobcats set their schedule back in early September, their intentions were clear. They were going to prove that they could play with the premier teams of women’s college basketball. The downside that comes with that is that there would be very few easy games for the ‘Cats in the… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats’ Defense Dominates Incarnate Word

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ATHENS, OH — A little under a week ago, the Bobcats delivered one of their biggest wins in program history – defeating Ohio State in Columbus. One of many games Ohio has scheduled against premier opponents in the early part of the season.  However, sandwiched in the middle of those games was a home matchup… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Barker’s hot shooting night fuels Ohio’s win over Marshall

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ATHENS, Ohio — Katie Barker hit four of her six three-point shots in the first quarter —  Barker’s hot start to the game helped lead Ohio to an early lead as the Bobcats stomped the Thundering Herd 67-51 Wednesday night in the Convocation center. Barker missed all of last season except one game due to… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Erica Johnson’s historic game pushes Bobcats past American

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ATHENS, Ohio—Following a tough road loss to Syracuse, the Bobcats looked to start their home season off on the right track and with the help of the elite play of Erica Johnson, the Bobcats beat the Eagles 81-69 Sunday afternoon. Ohio started the game on fire from beyond-the-arc. Of the Bobcats 26 first-quarter points, 15… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Dominant 4th Quarter Sends ‘Cats to 2nd Round of WNIT

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ATHENS, OH — Through three quarters, High Point was getting nearly everything they wanted on the offensive end of the court. In the first 30 minutes, the Panthers had made 58.1 percent of their shots and were hitting from beyond the arc at a 46 percent clip on their way to scoring 61 points. If… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Snubbed by NCAA Tournament, Receive No.2 Seed in WNIT

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ATHENS, OH — It was certainly a hectic Monday afternoon for all of NCAA division one women’s basketball. After the official tournament bracket leaked in its entirety on an ESPN show meant to talk about the men’s tournament nearly three hours before it was scheduled to be revealed in its own time slot, the world… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Fall Short in MAC Championship, Await Postseason Fate

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CLEVELAND, OH — A game of basketball is a game of runs. One team scores a few times, then the other battles back with a few buckets of their own. However, the run Buffalo made in the second quarter of Saturday’s Mid-American Conference Championship Game was too much for Ohio to battle back. Over a… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Erica Johnson saving her best ball for the MAC tournament

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Erica Johnson is playing like anything but a freshmen. She has back-to-back double-double’s in the MAC tournament and she’s a big reason why Ohio is headed to the MAC Championship game on Saturday against Buffalo. Johnson followed up her 18-point, 10-rebound performance in Ohio’s 72-56 win over Northern Illinois in the MAC… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Roll Past Northern Illinois in MAC Tourney Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, OH — What better time for a team to find a new aspect of its game than the conference tournament? Ohio head coach Bob Boldon has harped on his team’s defensive play all season, but in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, the Bobcats turned in one of, if not their best defensive… Read More