Ohio will look to bring its Mid-American Conference record to .500 Tuesday when it welcomes West Division opponent Toledo to The Convo. The Bobcats (10-8, 2-3 MAC) are in fifth place in the East Division after five games and have two conference wins on their resume, but both victories came against Eastern Michigan, who has yet to win a MAC contest.
Opponent: Toledo Rockets (10-8, •2-3 MAC)
Game time: 7 p.m.
Venue: The Convo
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Meet the opponent
23 Willie Jackson (6-6, 215)
11 Spencer Littleston (6-4, 200)
30 Luke Knapke (6-11, 245)
03 Marreon Jackson (6-0, 175)
21 Dylan Alderson (6-5, 205)
Individual Statistical Leaders:
Points: M. Jackson (18.2 points per games)
Rebonds: W. Jackson (12.5 rebounds per games)
Assists: M. Jackson (6.1 assists per game)
Field goal percentage: W. Jackson (48.9%)
3-point percentage: Knapke (40.3%t)
Free throw percentage: M. Jackson (77.6%)
Team Statistical Profile:
Points Per Game: 77
Rebounds Per Game: 39.7
Assists Per Game: 15.6
Turnovers Per Game: 13.1
Field goal Percentage: 43.9%
3-point Percentage: 37.7%
Free throw Percentage: 72.5%
Ohio leads the all-time series against Toledo, 69-60. The Bobcats have not defeated the Rockets since March 9, 2017, in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals when Ohio won 67-66. The Bobcats’ last regular season win over the Rockets was Jan. 26, 2016, and the last Ohio win over Toledo in The Convo was on Feb. 1, 2014.
Key player to watch
Marreon Jackson — The junior guard is the catalyst behind Toledo’s fourth-ranked offense and leads the MAC in points per game. His passing ability is just as strong, too — he’s currently 21st in the nation in assists per game and second behind Preston in assists in the MAC. Ohio will have a tough test limiting Toledo’s offense, and the first step is stopping Jackson.