Ohio is headed back to Michigan on Wednesday, this time to take on Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti. The Bobcats are behind in the Mid-American Conference standings and are looking for a win to separate themselves from the middle of the pack.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Opponent: Eastern Michigan (10-10, 5-4 MAC)
Gametime: 7 p.m.
How to watch: ESPN3
How to listen: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ohio/
Meet the opponent
Head Coach: Fred Castro (fourth season)
02 Juanita Agosto
20 Corrione Cardwell
10 Areanna Combs
13 Jenna Annecchiarico
22 Autumn Hudson
Individual stat leaders
Points per game: Combs (18.1)
Rebounds per game: Hudson (6.8)
Steals: Annecchiarico (41)
Field goal percentage: Kiara Johnson (.521)
3-point percentage: Agosto (.364)
Free throw percentage (min. 10 attempts): Natalia Pineda (.800)
Team stats compared to Ohio
Ohio stats in parenthesis
Points per game: 68.5 (73.1)
Rebounds per game: 39.6 (35.8)
Steals per game: 9.4 (11.3)
Field goal percentage: 40% (.411)
3-point percentage: 31% (.322)
Free throw percentage: 60% (.644)
Ohio has won five of the last six games against Eastern Michigan, dating back to 2015. The Bobcats have a winning record against the Eagles on the road and are winning the all-time series 15-13 at Ypsilanti. Ohio leads the overall all-time series, 36-26.
Players to watch
Juanita Agosto — The redshirt sophomore is coming off the best game of her career against Akron, in which she scored a career-high 21 points. Her previous career-high was 11, and she hadn’t scored more than eight this season. Agosto isn’t the Eagles’ most frequent shooter, but she has shot a team-high 36.4% from 3-point range this season.
For Ohio, Edecia Beck has come on strong over the last few games. She got her first start of the season Saturday against Central Michigan and didn’t disappoint with a season-high 12 points. As her role grows, she will pose more of a problem for opposing teams.