Ohio has taken care of business at The Convo and with wins its first two home games of the season. The Bobcats (2-1) now make the 81-mile drive to Columbus in an attempt to secure their first road victory of the season against Ohio State.
The Bobcats have never played Ohio State under coach Bob Boldon and Sunday’s game will be the first between the two teams since 2004.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game:
Who: Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0)
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
Where: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center
How to Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network
Scouting the Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are coming off a 78-73 overtime road victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday. Sunday’s game against the Bobcats will be Ohio State’s first home game of the season. It opened the season in a neutral site game against Valparaiso at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.
Sophomore Dorka Juhasz has led the way for the Buckeyes so far this season. The 6-foot, 4-inch forward from Pecs, Hungary, has averaged 14 points and eight rebounds through two games. She led Ohio State in scoring and rebounding as a freshman last season with averages of 11.7 points and nine boards.
Things to watch from Ohio
The Bobcats have played well off the glass in their two victories on the season. The Bobcats lost the rebound battle by one against Marshall in their win Wednesday night. In their win over American, the Bobcats won the rebounding battle 34-30. With rebounding a major weakness of the team from a year ago, getting the boards early Ohio will be key.
Ohio has made it difficult for Ohio State to focus on one player to stop on the offensive end. It has had three different leading scorers in each of its three games this season. The Bobcats have proven that anyone on the team could lead the team offensively early in the season. The versatility is part of what makes Ohio’s offense so strong.