Ohio will look to avoid its first losing streak of the season when it hosts Western Michigan on Saturday in The Convo. The Bobcats suffered their third loss of the season Wednesday night at Toledo as they scored their lowest point total of the season, but should Ohio have little issue against the Broncos, who are fifth in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
Opponent: Western Michigan
Game time: 1 p.m.
Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)
Meet the opponent
Deja Wimby (5-feet-7)
Leighah-Amori Wool (6-feet-0)
Jasmyn Walker (5-feet-10)
Kamrin Reed (5-feet-7)
Meredith Miller (5-feet-11)
Maxine Moore (6-feet-0)
Maddie Watters (5-feet-8)
Nina Farkic (5-feet-9)
Individual Statistical Leaders:
Points: Wimby (13 points per game)
Rebounds: Walker (6.8 rebounds per game)
Assists: Wimby (3.5 assists per game)
Team statistical profile
Points per game: 60.9
Rebounds per game: 32.5
Assists per game: 11.9
Field goal percentage: 38.0 percent
3-point percentage: 28.9 percent
Free-throw percentage: 68.1 percent
Ohio leads the all-time series versus Western Michigan, 31-27, and hasn’t lost to the Broncos since 2015. The Bobcats defeated the Broncos 69-54 last year.
Player to watch
Wimby — The Broncos’ offense is ranked last in the MAC, and Wimby is the only consistent offensive threat Western Michigan carries. Ohio’s defense could have one of its best games of the year if it shuts down Wimby, who is 19th in the conference in scoring, averaging 13 points per game.