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Ohio University head coach Jeff Boals gets the fans excited during Ohio’s game against Belmont University at the Convocation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

Men's Basketball: USC Upstate scouting report and how to follow along

Ohio has one final obstacle in its way before it begins Mid-American Conference play. On Tuesday, it will host USC Upstate for its final nonconference game of the season.

The Bobcats are entering Tuesday with a perfect record in The Convo. Through their six wins at home, the Bobcats have outscored their opponents by an average of 12.2 points. The Spartans, meanwhile, have won just one away game this season. In their most recent losses on the road against Tennessee and Wake Forest, the Spartans were blown out by a combined 70 points.

Here’s what you need to know about the Spartans ahead of Ohio’s final nonconference game of the season:

Game information

Opponent: USC Upstate

Venue: The Convo

Time: Noon

Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Live stats: Live stats are provided here

Meet the opponent

Probable starters

03 Mysta Goodloe

04 Jalen Breazeale

05 Bryson Mozone

11 Jordan Gainey

34 Josh Aldrich

Individual statistical leaders

Points: Mozone (13.3 points per game)

Rebounds: Aldrich (5.0 rebounds per game)

Assists: Dalvin White (2.9 assists per game)

Field goal percentage: Dave Dickerson III (100%)

3-point percentage: Gainey (45.5%)

Free throw percentage: Aldrich (92.9%)

Team statistical profile

Points per game: 67.5

Rebounds per game: 35.1

Assists per game: 12.7

Turnovers per game: 14.4

Field goal percentage: 43.1%

3-point percentage: 33.6%

Free throw percentage: 65.1%

The series

Tuesday will be the first meeting between the Bobcats and the Spartans.

Player to watch

Mozone — The senior is the only player on USC Upstate’s roster to average 10 points or more per game. He’s second on the team in both rebounds and assists, and he’s also recorded eight steals through 11 games. Mozone is currently shooting 41.8% from the field and 35.4% from 3-point range.

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