2019-20 Ohio Men's Basketball News

  • Vander Plas Named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete
    May 07, 2020
    Ohio men’s basketball redshirt sophomore forward Ben Vander Plas was named a Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete, the league announced today (May 7). The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a sixth-year award given to student-athletes who have excelled in athletics and academics.  
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Adds Three to Roster During Late Signing Period 
    April 15, 2020
    The Ohio men’s basketball program has added three student-athletes to the 2020-21 roster during the late signing period, head coach Jeff Boals announced today. The Bobcats welcome transfers Rifen Miguel (Luanda, Angola) and Dwight Wilson (Tallahassee, Fla.) and incoming freshman Sam Towns (Columbus, Ohio) to the roster. 
  • Vander Plas Named Academic All-MAC
    April 08, 2020
    Ohio men’s basketball redshirt sophomore forward Ben Vander Plas was named Academic All-Mid-American Conference, the league announced today (April 8). 
  • Preston Named Second-Team NABC All-District
    March 23, 2020
     The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has released the 2019-20 NABC Division I All-District teams and coaches, as selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I, with Ohio men's basketball sophomore guard Jason Preston earning a spot on the District 14 Second Team. 
  • MAC Cancels 2020 Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament
    March 12, 2020
    The Mid-American Conference has canceled the remainder of the 2020 MAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament.
  • Three Ohio Men’s Basketball Members Earn MAC Postseason Honors
    March 11, 2020
    Three members of the Ohio men’s basketball team earned spots on the 2020 All-Mid-American Conference Teams, the league announced today (March 11). In a vote of the league's coaches and media members, sophomore guard Jason Preston was named Second Team All-MAC, redshirt sophomore Ben Vander Plas was named All-MAC Third Team, while freshman Lunden McDay was named to the All-MAC Freshman Team. 
  • No. 8 Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for MAC Quarterfinals Matchup Against No. 1 Akron on Thursday 
    March 11, 2020
    The No. 8 Ohio men's basketball team (17-15) continues play at the 2020 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday, March 12 when the Bobcats take on No. 1 Akron (24-7) in the MAC Quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. Thursday's game can be seen on ESPN+ where Michael Reghi and Rhett Boyd will have the call. 
  • No. 8 Ohio Men’s Basketball Punches Ticket to Cleveland with 85-65 Victory over No. 9 CMU
    March 09, 2020
    For the first time since 2017, the No. 8-seeded Ohio men's basketball team (17-15) punched its ticket to Cleveland for the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals after defeating No. 9-seeded Central Michigan (14-18), 85-65, in the MAC First Round Monday night (March 9) inside the Convocation Center. Ohio will now face top-seeded Akron on Thursday (March 12) at noon inside Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
  • No. 8 Ohio Men’s Basketball Hosts No. 9 Central Michigan in MAC First Round on Monday
    March 08, 2020
    The No. 8 Ohio men's basketball team (16-15) begins play at the 2020 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday, March 9 when Ohio hosts No. 9 Central Michigan in the First Round. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Monday's game can be seen on ESPN+ where Marty Bannister and Toni Roesch will have the call. 
  • Ohio Men's Basketball to Take on Central Michigan Monday at 7 p.m. the Convo
    March 07, 2020
    The No. 8 Ohio men's basketball team (16-15) is set to host No. 9 Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference Tournament First Round on Monday, March 9. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Roars Back to Down Miami, Secure MAC First Round Home Game
    March 06, 2020
    Down 10 points with just over three minutes to go, the Ohio men’s basketball team (16-15, 8-10 MAC), led by Jason Preston and Miles Brown, propelled the Bobcats to a 67-65 victory over Miami (12-19, 5-13 MAC), securing the Bobcats a Mid-American Conference first round game inside the Convocation Center on Monday against Central Michigan. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Closes out Regular Season Friday at Miami 
    March 05, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (15-15, 7-10 MAC) wrap up the regular season Friday, March 6 when they head to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami (12-18, 5-12 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. inside Millett Hall. Friday's game can be seen on ESPN3 where Steve Baker and Terry Bridge will have the call. 
  • Jeff Boals Show Returns Tonight at Cat's Corner
    March 04, 2020
    The Jeff Boals Show from Cat's Corner (110 W Union Street) in Athens returns tonight (March 4) from 6-7 p.m. on the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The first-year head coach of the Bobcats joins 12th year "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Drops Physical Battle to Akron on the Road
    March 03, 2020
    Despite a halftime lead, the Ohio men’s basketball team (15-15, 7-10 MAC) was unable to hold off an experienced Akron (23-7, 13-4 MAC) team, falling to the Zips, 74-67 Tuesday night inside James A. Rhodes Arena. 
  • Preston Named MAC East Co-Player of the Week  
    March 02, 2020
    Ohio men’s basketball sophomore guard Jason Preston was named the Mid-American Conference East Co-Player of the Week for his performance the week of Feb. 24, the league announced today (March 2). 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set For Mid-Week Matchup at Akron Tuesday Night
    March 02, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (15-14, 7-9 MAC) is back in action this week for the final two games of the regular season starting Tuesday, March 3 when they head to Akron, Ohio to take on Akron (22-7, 12-4 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. inside James A. Rhodes Arena. Tuesday's game can be seen on CBS Sports Network where Dave Ryan and Steve Wolf will have the call. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Grinds Its Way to 76-69 Senior Night Victory Over Kent State
    February 28, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (15-14, 7-9 MAC) defeated Kent State (18-11, 8-8 MAC), 76-69, in its final home game of the regular season Friday (Feb. 28) night in the Convocation Center. Prior to the game, Jordan Dartis and Sylvester Ogbonda were honored for their time as a Bobcat. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set Senior Night Matchup Against Kent State on Friday
    February 27, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (14-14, 6-9 MAC) is back in action on Friday, Feb. 28 when the Bobcats welcome Kent State (18-10, 8-7 MAC). Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Friday night is Senior Night in the Convo. Prior to the start of the game, the Bobcats will honor senior manager, Sylvester Ogbonda and Jordan Dartis in a pregame ceremony. Friday's game can be seen CBS Sports Network where Dave Ryan and Steve Wolf will have the call. 
  • Jeff Boals Show Returns Tonight at Cat's Corner
    February 26, 2020
    The Jeff Boals Show from Cat's Corner (110 W Union Street) in Athens returns tonight (Feb. 26) from 6-7 p.m. on the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The first-year head coach of the Bobcats joins Marty Bannister tonight, who is filling in for 12th-year 'Voice of the Bobcats' Russ Eisenstein. 
  • Roderick’s Breakout Night Leads Ohio Men’s Basketball Over Buffalo, 80-69
    February 25, 2020
    Freshman forward Ben Roderick (Powell, Ohio) recorded a career night and led the Ohio men's basketball team (14-14, 6-9 MAC) to an 80-69 victory over Buffalo (18-10, 9-6 MAC) Tuesday night inside the Convocation Center, snapping a six-game losing streak to the Bulls.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for Matchup with Buffalo Tuesday Night in the Convo
    February 24, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (13-14, 5-9 MAC) is back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 25 when the Bobcats welcome Buffalo (18-9, 9-5 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Tuesday's game can be seen on ESPN+ where Marty Bannister and Toni Roesch will have the call. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Drops 62-61 Thriller to MAC-Leading Bowling Green on the Road
    February 22, 2020
    The Ohio men’s basketball team (13-14, 5-9 MAC) dropped a 62-61 heartbreaker to Mid-American Conference leading Bowling Green (20-7, 11-3 MAC), Saturday afternoon inside the Stroh Center. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Heads to Bowling Green for Saturday Matchup with the Falcons 
    February 21, 2020
     The Ohio men's basketball team (13-13, 5-8 MAC) travels to the Stroh Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 when the Bobcats visit Bowling Green (19-7, 10-3 MAC).  Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday's game can be seen on ESPN3 where Brad Woznicki and Brent Klassen will have the call. 
  • Vander Plas Named to 2019-20 Academic All-District® Team, Selected by CoSIDA
    February 20, 2020
    Ohio men’s basketball redshirt sophomore forward Ben Vander Plas has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-District® Men's Basketball Team, selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced today (Feb. 20). 
  • Jeff Boals Show Back on the Air Tonight at Cat's Corner
    February 19, 2020
    The Jeff Boals Show from Cat's Corner (110 W Union Street) in Athens returns tonight (Feb. 19) from 6-7 p.m. on the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. The first-year head coach of the Bobcats joins 12th year "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Road Game at Akron to Air on CBS Sports Network
    February 19, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball road game at Akron on Tuesday, March 3 has been selected as the Mid-American Conference Wildcard Selection. The Bobcats will now take on the Zips at 7:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
  • Dartis’ Hot Hand Gives Ohio Men’s Basketball First Win Over Central Michigan Since 2014
    February 18, 2020
    For the first time since 2014, the Ohio men’s basketball team (13-13, 5-8 MAC) defeated Central Michigan (13-12, 6-6 MAC), 77-69, Tuesday night (Feb. 18) in the Convocation Center.
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Looks to Rebound Against Central Michigan Tuesday Night in the Convo
    February 17, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (12-13, 4-8 MAC) returns to the Convocation Center on Tuesday, Feb. 18 when the Bobcats host Central Michigan (13-11, 6-5 MAC). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday's game can be seen on ESPN3 where Russ Eisenstein and Rob Cornelius will have the call. 
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Unable to Overcome Hot-Shooting Kent State
    February 15, 2020
    Despite sophomore guard Jason Preston flirting with his second triple-double of the season, the Ohio men's basketball team (12-13, 4-8 MAC) could not overcome 17 made threes from Kent State (17-8, 7-5 MAC), falling to the Golden Flashes, 87-72, Saturday afternoon inside the M.A.C. Center.  
  • Ohio Men’s Basketball Set for Saturday Afternoon Matchup at Kent State
    February 14, 2020
    The Ohio men's basketball team (12-12, 4-7 MAC) returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 15 when the Bobcats head to Kent, Ohio to face off with Kent State (16-8, 6-5 MAC). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the M.A.C. Center. Saturday's game can be seen on ESPN+ where Ty Linder and Tanner Castora will have the call. 
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