Ohio has lost three straight games for the first time all season. Now, the Bobcats will have a chance to get back in the win column when they host Eastern Michigan on Tuesday evening in The Convo. If they can’t win against the Eagles, their Mid-American Conference outlook will appear even more bleak than when Ohio lost to Miami on Saturday.

Game information

Opponent: Eastern Michigan

Game time: 7 p.m. 

Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)

Watch: ESPN3/WatchESPN App

Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Meet the opponent

Projected Starters

02 James Thompson IV (6-feet-10, 240 pounds)

03 Paul Jackson (6-feet-2, 175 pounds)

05 Elijah Minnie (6-feet-9, 200 pounds)

12 Boubacar Toure (6-feet-11, 241 pounds)

22 Tariq Silver (6-feet-5, 202 pounds)

Reserves

21 Kevin McAdoo (6-feet-2, 162 pounds)

31 Ty Groce (6-feet-7, 195 pounds)

23 Damari Parris (6-feet-1, 157 pounds)

Individual Statistical Leaders:

Points: Jackson (14 points per game)

Rebounds: Thompson (10.3 rebounds per game)

Assists: Jackson (4.6 assists per game)

Team statistical profile

Points per game: 70.3

Rebounds per game: 37.2

Assists per game: 12.3

Field goal percentage: 45.4 percent

3-point percentage: 29.9 percent

Free-throw percentage: 63.4 percent

The series

Ohio is 50-25 all-time against Eastern Michigan. The Bobcats have won six of the past eight games against the Eagles, and they beat them last year in Ypsilanti, Michigan, onJan. 20, 2018. 

Coach Saul Phillips is 4-2 all-time against Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy.

Player to watch

Thompson — He’s a lengthy scorer who can hurt Ohio on the offensive and defensive ends. Jackson might lead the Eagles in scoring and offensive production, but Thompson will test Ohio with his offensive presence and in EMU’s 2-3 zone. 

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