Ohio returns to The Convo on Tuesday night in search of offensive production and a win. The Bobcats (9-8, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) have lost their past two games and haven’t picked up a win at The Convo since their overtime win against Florida International on Dec. 30. Ohio welcomes Western Michigan (6-12, 0-5), which hasn’t won a MAC game yet and hasn’t picked up a win in the month of January.
Opponent: Western Michigan
Game time: 7 p.m.
Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)
Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network
Meet the opponent
03 Josh Davis (6-5, 200)
11 Kawanise Wilkins (6-5, 235)
12 Michael Flowers (6-1, 195)
20 Williams Boyer-Richard (6-1, 185)
50 Seth Dugan (7-0, 240)
04 Jared Printy (6-4, 185)
10 Luke Toliver (6-4)
15 Patrick Emilien (6-6, 190)
Individual Statistical Leaders:
Points: Dugan (14.4 points per games)
Rebonds: Dugan (8.3 rebounds per games)
Assists: Flowers (3.5 assists per game)
Field goal percentage: Dugan (52.7 percent)
3-point percentage: Boyer-Richard (48.8 percent)
Free throw percentage: Boyer-Richard(80 percent)
Team Statistical Profile:
Points Per Game: 71.5
Rebounds Per Game: 37.7
Assists Per Game: 12.1
Turnovers Per Game: 14.7
Field goal Percentage: 42.7 percent
3-point Percentage: 32 percent
Free throw Percentage: 69.9 percent
Ohio leads the all-time series versus the Broncos, 66-57. The Bobcats are 46-19 all-time at home against Western Michigan. Last season the Broncos defeated Ohio 69-60 in Kalamazoo. The last time Ohio defeated them was on Jan. 3, 2017 at 89-58 at home.
Coach Saul Phillips is 2-2 all-time against Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins.
Key player to watch
Seth Dugan — While the Broncos have been off to a slow start in MAC play, Dugan has dominated in the post for Western Michigan. Dugan leads the team in points and rebounds per game. He will give Ohio’s post players trouble and challenge Doug Taylor for rebounds.