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.
Opponent: Eastern Michigan
Game time: 7 p.m.
Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)
Meet the opponent
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)
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
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.