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No. 5 Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Face off with No. 4 Miami in MAC Quarterfinals

No. 5 Ohio Women’s Basketball Set to Face off with No. 4 Miami in MAC Quarterfinals

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (16-14) continues play at the 2018 Mid-American Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 7 when the fifth-seeded Bobcats take on No. 4 Miami (20-9) in the Quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. inside Quicken Loans Arena and you can catch the game on ESPN3. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi will have you covered on WOUB AM-1340. 

March 7, 2018 |Miami RedHawks (20-9) vs. Ohio Bobcats (16-14) | 2:30 p.m. ET | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena| Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live Ohio Game Notes | Miami Game Notes     

- This is the 50th Mid-American Conference game the Bobcats will take part in.
- The Bobcats are 20-29 all-time in MAC Tournament games.
- Ohio is entering the tournament as the number five seed.
- Ohio is 5-16 in MAC Tournament quarterfinal games.
- The Bobcats are 3-5 overall in MAC Tournament semifinal games.
- The Bobcats are 2-1 in MAC Tournament Championship games.

- Last season the Bobcats entered the MAC Tournament as the fifth seed, defeating EMU in the first round, but falling to Northern Illinois in the quarter finals. 
- This season, the Bobcats opened the tournament on March 5, defeating #12 Akron, 85-73 in the Convocation Center. 

- The Bobcats are 1-5 all time against Miami in MAC Tournament games. 
- The Last time the two teams met was 2013 when Miami defeated Ohio in the opening round, 83-61. 
- The lone Bobcat win against Miami in the tournament came in 1998 when Ohio won 72-60 in the opening round. 

- Advance Ohio to the semifinal of the MAC Tournament for the second time in five years and the second time under Bob Boldon.  
- Give Ohio their second all-time win against the RedHawks in the MAC Tournament. 
- Snap a two-game quarterfinals losing streak. 
- Give Ohio their 33rd all-time win against Miami.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 198th career win and his 101st at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 564th victory in program history. 
- Move the Bobcats to 17-14.
- Give Ohio 17 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon. 
- It would be the eighth time in program history that Ohio has had at least 17 wins in a season. 
- Give Ohio its first win with season over Miami. 

- The Bobcats faced off with NIU in last year's quarter final games, falling to the Huskies, 72-71.

- Miami leads the all-time series over the Bobcats, 55-32. 
- This season, Miami has defeated the Bobcats twice. The first time in Miami, the first time the Bobcats fell in Oxford, 64-55. 
- The Bobcats fell to Miami on Feb. 28, 78-56 in Oxford. 

- The Bobcats are currently 16-14 overall and finished conference play 9-9 in the MAC.
- The Bobcats defeated Akron on March 5 in the first round of the tournament. 
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 13.8 points per game. She is also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game. 
- Amani Burke is averaging 13.2 points per game and is averaging of 3.7 rebounds. 
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 10.3 points per game and 11.2 points per game in MAC play. 
- Dominique Doseck is adding 9.3 points a game and has the team lead with 58 three-pointers made.  
- Taylor Agler adds 7.8 points a game and 4.1 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 149 (5.0) assists. 
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.3 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.5 points a game. 
- Ohio is shooting .380 from the field, .287 from three-point range and .633 from the free throw line. 
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.6 rebounds a game, 11.8 assists per game and 2.0 blocks a game. 
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.4 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 21.9 times. 
- Ohio is also averaging 11.8 steals a game. 
- The Bobcats currently registers 355 steals, which is the all-time program record in steals in a season. 
- The Bobcats are currently fifth in the nation in turnover margin, eighth in turnovers forced, eighth in steals per game, and 10th in total steals.
- In the Nov. 12 opener, four Bobcats made their first ever start as a Bobcat (Katie Barker, Amani Burke, Dominique Doseck and Kendall Jessing), while three others made their college debut (Burris, Cierra Hooks, Alexis Stover)
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame, Four Bobcats finished in double-digits and redshirt senior guard Taylor Agler finished with a career-high 10 assists. Meche'la Cobb also made her Bobcat debut.
- Ohio returns one starter from last year's squad, in redshirt senior Taylor Agler
- On Dec. 10 at Purdue, the Bobcats defeated the Boilermakers for the first time since 1982, and defeated a Big Ten team on the road for the first time since 1994. 
- The Bobcats have forced teams to turn the ball over 30-plus times five times this season, and have forced at least 20 turnovers in 19 of their 30 games. 
- On Dec. 31, Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo. It was the first time all season that a Bobcat scored 20 or more points. 
- Doseck was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 for her performance the week of Dec. 25. 
- On Jan. 13, Cierra Hooks scored a career-high 22 points in a win at Western Michigan. She was the second Bobcat this season to score 20-plus points in a game. Hooks scored 15 of her 22 points in the third quarter. 
- Hooks added another 20-point game on Jan. 20 at Bowling Green, scoring 20 points and going 10-of-12 from the free throw line. 
- Katie Barker recorded a career game in Jan. 24 against NIU when she scored 24 points and hit a career-high eight three pointers. 
- In the same game on Jan. 24, Ohio drained 15 three-pointers, a season high for the Bobcats. 
- Also against NIU, Hooks recorded her second game-winning steal and layup as time expired of the season. The first time coming on Nov. 22 at Marshall. 
- On Feb. 3, Hooks and Burris made their first career starts as Bobcats. 
- Hooks set a new career-high with 28 points on Feb. 3 against Ball State. She also registered a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. 
- Hooks was named MAC East POW on Feb. 6 for her performance against Ball State. 
- Hooks created a new career-high on Feb. 7 against CMU, scoring 30 points. 
- Hooks is the second-highest scoring freshman in program history, trailing only Caroline Mast (488). 
- Hooks was named the MAC East POW for the second-straight week on Feb. 13 for her performance the week prior. 
- Hannah Thome set a career-high nine points and a career-high three made three-pointers on Feb. 14 at EMU. 
-Hooks currently has 97 steals this season, which is the most in a single season. 
- Hooks became the single-season steals leader in Ohio history on Feb. 21 against Kent State. 
- Agler currently has 142 assists this season, which is eighth all-time in a single season. 
- On March 3, Agler registered her first career double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds. 
- Hooks was named the MAC Freshman of the year and was also named to the All-MAC Third Team, All-Defensive team and All-Freshman Team. 
- Burris was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team

- Ohio is coming off of an 85-73 victory over #12 Akron in the opening round of the MAC Tournament on March 5. 
- Burke had a game-high 20 points, going 8-of-12 from the field, and a perfect 4-of-4 from three- point range. She also added two assists, one block, one steal, and one rebound.
- Following her was Burris, who recorded 17 points, going 3-of-6 from three-point range. Burris also finished with five rebounds and two steals in her 31 minutes of play.
- Hooks scored 14 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-9 from the line. She also added five boards, two assists, and two steals.
- Jessing and Barker each finished with 12 points. Jessing went 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to make her career-high in points. She also recorded seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal.
- Baker added five rebounds, two assists, and one block.
- Agler finished the night with eight points, going 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. She also had eight rebounds, seven assists, and one steal.
- As a team, Ohio went 30-of-66 (.455) from the field, 11-of-27 (.407) from three-point range, and 14-of-24 (.583) from the free-throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 40 rebounds, dished out 17 assists, had eight steals and three blocks.
- Ohio forced Akron to turn the ball over 16 times, scoring 21 points off of them.
- Ohio scored 38 points in the paint, 26 bench points, 15 second chance points, and four fast break points.
- For Akron, Megan Sefcik led the way with 19 points and four rebounds. Haliegh Reinoehl followed with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
- Akron shot .367 from the field, .471 from three-point range, and .867 from the free throw line.
- The Zips grabbed 42 rebounds, dished out 16 assists, had 23 bench points, and 10 points in the paint.
- This win is Ohio's second all-time win against the Zips in the MAC Tournament and the second win over Akron this season.

- Miami last played on March 3, defeating Kent State, 58-35 in Oxford. 
- In that game, Kayla Brown scored 11 points, while Leah Purvis scored 10. 
- Megan Galloway grabbed a team leading, seven rebounds. 
- As a team, Miami shot .449 from the field, .333 from three-point range and .818 from the free throw line. 
- Miami grabbed 37 rebounds, dished out 15 assists and forced Kent State into 15 turnovers. 

- Ohio and Miami last faced on Feb. 28 in Athens, with the Bobcats falling 78-56. 
- Burke and Burris led Ohio in scoring, each recording 12 points. Burris added eight rebounds and three blocks. Burke also had four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
- Doseck followed with 10 points, going 4-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range. She also had two rebounds and two steals.
- Agler and Barker both had eight points. Barker shot 3-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the three-point line. She added two rebounds and two steals. Agler had nine assists, three rebounds, and one steal in her 38 minutes of play.
- As a team, Ohio went 23-of-61 (.377) from the field, 7-of-23 (.304) from the free throw line, and 3-of-6 (.500) from three-point range.
- Miami outrebounded the Bobcats 78-56.
- Ohio forced the RedHawks to turn over the ball 18 times and scored 12 points off of them. They also scored 30 points in the paint and 18 points off the bench.
- Miami was led by Kendall McCoy and Lauren Dickerson who each had 21 points.
- As a team, Miami went 29-of-66 (.439) from the field, 8-of-21 (.381) from three-point range, and 12-of-13 (.923) from the free throw line.
- The RedHawks scored 32 points in the paint, 14 second chance points, and 16 bench points.

- Miami is 20-9 and finished the regular season at the fourth seed in the tournament. 
- Leading Miami is Lauren Dickerson who is averaging 19.7 points a game and is shooting .407 from the field. 
- Next is Kendall McCoy who is averaging 13.0 points per game and 6.1 rebounds and is shooting .516 from the field. 
- As a team, Miami is averaging 70.1 points a game while allowing opponents to score 63.9 points a game. 
- Miami is shooting .439 from the field, .372 from three-point range and .725 from the free throw line. 
- Miami is averaging 36.3 rebounds a game, 14.7 assists a game and are turning the ball over 14.6 times a game while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 15.2 times a game. 
- Miami also has 7.2 steals a game and 2.6 blocks a game. 
- Dickerson was named First Team All-MAC while McCoy earned All-MAC Honorable Mention. 

With an Ohio win, the Bobcats will move to the MAC Tournament Semifinals and face off against the winner of #1 Central Michigan and #9 Eastern Michigan on Friday, March 9 at 11 a.m. 


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