After suffering its first loss of the season Friday, Ohio is looking for a rebound. It burned out in a 77-59 loss to No. 13 Kentucky that snapped its three-game winning streak.
The Bobcats have an opportunity to make up for the loss with a game against Mount St. Mary’s on Monday night. It won’t be an easy win, however. The two programs haven’t faced each other in four years, and the Mountaineers defeated Robert Morris after trailing by 17 points.
Here’s what you need to know before Ohio’s game against Mount St. Mary’s:
Opponent: Mount St. Mary’s
Venue: The Convo
Time: 7 p.m.
Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network
Live stats: Live stats are provided here.
Meet the opponent
05 Jalen Benjamin (5-foot-10, 160 pounds)
23 Josh Reaves (6-foot-4, 205 pounds)
13 Mezie Offurum (6-foot-8, 230 pounds)
22 Nana Opoku (6-foot-9, 210 pounds)
42 Malik Jefferson (6-foot-9, 230 pounds)
Individual statistical leaders
Points: Benjamin (12.6 points per game)
Rebounds: Jefferson (6.8 rebounds per game)
Assists: Benjamin (4.2 assists per game)
Field goal percentage: Jedy Cordilia (80%)
3-point percentage: Opoku (100%)
Free throw percentage: Reaves (100%)
Team statistical profile
Points per game: 71.4
Rebounds per game: 34.2
Assists per game: 12.8
Turnovers per game: 13.8
Field goal percentage: 43.9%
3-point percentage: 33.3%
Free throw percentage: 73.8%
Ohio and Mount St. Mary's have only met one time before: Nov. 24, 2017, when Ohio won 96-77 in The Convo.
Player to watch
Opoku — The redshirt senior is in his fourth season as a regular starter for the Mountaineers. He also has the third-most blocks in program history, and he’s recorded six blocks in his last two games. In the Mountaineers’ win over Robert Morris, Opoku recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.