Ohio hosts Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. in The Convo on Saturday as the Bobcats begin what should be an easier portion of their Mid-American Conference schedule. Ohio escaped Kent State’s late-game rally on Wednesday for a narrow 83-81 win.

Game Information 

Opponent: Eastern Michigan (9-6, 2-2 MAC)

Game time: 1 p.m.

Watch: ESPN3

Listen: ohiobobcats.com

Meet the opponent

Starters

Danielle Minott (5-8)

Corrione Cardwell (5-8)

Courtnie Lewis (5-10)

Jenna Annecchiarico (5-5)

Lorraine Enabulele (6-1)

Reserves

Natalia Pineda (5-9)

Kiara Johnson (6-2)

Autumn Hudson (6-5)

Emoni Jackson (6-1)

Individual Statistical Leaders per game

Points: Minott (15.5)

Rebounds: Minott (6.5)

Assists: Annecchiarico (4)

Field goal percentage: Enabulele (.612)

3-point percentage: Pineda (.327)

Free throw percentage: Lewis (.703)

Team stats

Points per game: 63.4

Rebounds per game: 39.8

Steals per game: 9.1

Field goal percentage: 3.71

3-point percentage: 2.77

Free throw percentage: 58.3

Series History

Ohio leads the all-time series versus Eastern Michigan, 35-26. The Bobcats lost to the Eagles in their lone matchup last year but are 5-2 in the last seven meetings.

Coach Bob Boldon is 2-1 against Eastern Michigan coach Fred Castro.

Key player to watch

Erica Johnson — The forward has been on an offensive tear for Ohio in the last three games. Johnson has scored a team-leading 59 points in that span and continues to build a strong breakout season as a redshirt freshman.

Johnson has helped Ohio’s offense become one of the MAC’s best, and another big performance could be key for the Bobcats to find points against Eastern Mchigan’s defense, which is fourth in the MAC in points allowed per game (60.9).

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