OHIO MEN'S BASKETBALL 2019-20 • GAME 13
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 | 2 p.m. EST | Ohio (8-4) vs. Campbell (8-3) | Convocation Center | Athens, Ohio | Live Stats | Listen | Ohio Notes | Campbell Notes | Tickets
ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio men's basketball team wraps up non-conference play on Sunday, Dec. 29 when the Bobcats host Campbell. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.
Due to the holiday break, the game will not be streamed, however, Sunday's game can be heard on the Ohio Sports Network from Learfield IMG College. Russ Eisenstein returns for his 12th season as the "Voice of the Bobcats," along with Ohio Alum Rob Cornelius. WXTQ (Power 105) in Athens returns as the 11-station network's flagship. The broadcasts are also available online through TuneIn.com/OhioBobcats and on the TuneIn app.
• This is the 25th all-time meeting between Ohio and Morehead State.
• Ohio leads the all-time series, 1-0
• The Bobcats and Campbell met for the first time last season on Nov. 12 where the Bobcats defeated the Camels, 81-73 inside the Convo.
• Sophomore guard Jason Preston is currently fourth in the nation in total assists and fourth in assists per game (8.6).
• Ohio is coming off of an 81-76 victory over Morehead State on Dec. 21 inside the Convocation Center.
• Ohio has registered an impressive 512-168 (.756) all-time record at the Convocation Center, which opened in 1968.
• The Bobcats are now on game six of their six-game homestand to close out December.
• Ohio looks to finish the non-conference season 9-4. Last season, who concluded the non-conference season 8-4.
Campbell enters the matchup with the Bobcats with an 8-3 record and are coming off of an 82-59 victory over Johnson and Wales.
Overall, Campbell averages 72.1 points per game, while shooting 45.3 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from three-point range and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Camels also average 31.0 rebounds, 15.4 assists, 8.9 steals, 2.4 blocks and 12.6 turnovers per game.
Opponents are averaging 63.8 points and 35.8 rebounds a game, while shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 26.6 percent from three-point range and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. Opponents average 8.8 assists, 18.1 turnovers, 5.7 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
Individually, Cedric Henderson leads the way with 11.9 points per game, while shooting 68.9 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from three-point range. Cory Gensler averages 9.0 points per game and 4.8 rebounds, while Trey Spencer adds 7.4 points per game.
The Bobcats are 8-4 on the season after defeating Morehead State, 81-76 on Dec. 21.
Overall this season, the Bobcats are averaging 73.1 points, 34.3 rebounds, 16.4 assists and 6.7 steals per game. The Bobcats are shooting .474 from the field, .364 from three-point range and .688 from the free throw line.
Ohio is holding opponents to 66.9 points, 32.1 rebounds, 11.3 assists and 5.9 steals per game. Opponents are also shooting 41.0 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from three-point range and 77.9 percent from the free throw line.
Ohio is averaging 13.3 turnovers per game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 13.3 times a game.
Jason Preston leads the Bobcats with 15.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game. Jordan Dartis adds 14.3 points per game and is shooting 39.5 percent from the field, while Ben Vander Plas averages 13.6 points per game and 6.6 rebounds, while shooting 55.0 percent from the field.
LAST TIME VS. CAMPBELL
This is the second all-time meeting between Ohio and Campbell.
The Bobcats and Camels last met on Nov. 12, 2018 where Ohio won, 81-73 inside the Convocation Center.
THE JAY PRESTON SHOW
Through 12 games, point guard Jason Preston is on fire.
Preston scored 11 points, while setting a new career-high in assists (13) and steals (7) while playing all 40 minutes.
Preston's seven steals was the first 7+ steals game for a Bobcat since 2010 when D.J. Cooper has eight against St. Bonaventure.
Preston was masterful on Nov. 13 at Iona. Scoring a career high 27 points, going 10-of-17 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. He also grabbed a team-leading and career-high 14 rebounds, dished out five assists and had two steals.
So far this season, Preston is averaging 15.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 8.3 assists, while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 72.9 percent from the free throw line.
Preston was named the MAC East Co-Player of the Week on Nov. 18 for his play the week of Nov. 11.
On Nov. 22 against Utah, Preston score 21 points, going 8-of-16 from the field, while dishing out four assists.
On Nov. 30 against Detroit Mercy, Preston finished the game with 20 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists.
On Dec. 8 against Tennessee Tech, Preston finished the day with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Preston was named the MAC East Co-Player of the Week for the second time this season on Dec 9.
OHIO IN THE NCAA
Jason Preston is currently fourth in the nation in total assists and fourth in assists per game. Preston is also ranked 13th in minutes per game.
Jordan Dartis enters the week ranked 25th in nation in three-point field goals per game.
IN THE MAC
The Bobcats are first in field goal percentage and rebounding defense and second in total assists.
Jason Preston in first in the conference in assists and in minutes played. He is also seventh in the conference in scoring and fifth in steals.
Jordan Dartis is first in the conference in three-pointers made.
BVP BACK FOR ROUND TWO
12 games into the season and redshirt sophomore forwards Ben Vander Plas is picking up where he left off last season.
Vander Plas is averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Vander Plas is also shooting 55.0 percent from the field.
On Nov. 16 at No. 10 Villanova, Vander Plas led Ohio with his first double double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 boards.
On Dec. 8 against Tennessee Tech, Vander Plas led the way with 21 points, going 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-7 from three-point range, while grabbing 11 rebounds, dishing out four assists and grabbing four steals.
Vander Plas was named the MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on Dec. 12.
On Dec. 21 against Morehead State, Vander Plas was clutch, tying his career-high with 24 points while also recording 11 rebounds in the victory.
JORDY'S BACK, TELL A FRIEND
Jordan Dartis made his return to the court on Nov. 5 against St. Bonaventure. The game marked his first season game on the court since March 5, 2018.
In the game, Dartis scored 19 points, hitting three threes and going 7-of-15 from the field.
On Nov. 13 at Iona, Dartis scored 13 points and went 3-of-9 from the field.
On Nov. 24 against Middle Tennessee State, Dartis went off, finishing the game with a season-high 32 points, going 9-of-18 from the field, 8-of-13 from three-point range and 6-of-8 from the free throw line, while grabbing two rebounds and dishing out four assists.
Dartis continued his hot streak on Nov. 30 against Detroit Mercy when he scored 26 points, 18 of while came in the first four minute of the game.
Dartis was named the MAC East Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 2.
So far this season, Dartis is averaging 14.3 points per game, while shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from three-point range.
On Dec. 21 against Morehead State, Dartis was on fire, leading the Bobcats with 25 points while hitting five threes in the Bobcats' victory.
THREES FOR DAYS
Jordan Dartis is currently ranked third all-time in Ohio history in made three-pointers with 266. He is 24 away from tying Nick Kellogg with 290 made threes.
Dartis is also first in Ohio history with a career .444 three-point field goal percentage.
PROTECT THIS HOUSE
Ohio has registered an impressive 512-168 (.756) all-time record at the Convocation Center, which opened in 1968.
The Bobcats begin Mid-American Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 4 when Ohio heads to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on Western Michigan. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3.