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Ohio University guard Erica Johnson (4) shooting the ball in the paint against Toledo guard Sophia Wiard (2) at John F. Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 26th, 2022.

Women's Basketball: Western Michigan scouting report and how to watch

It’s clear that Ohio is still one of the top teams in the Mid-American Conference. After defeating Toledo and Buffalo, it has jumped to second place in the conference standings. But, Ohio still has plenty of opponents to go. 

Ohio will stay up north for the last leg of its road trip, where it will take on Western Michigan. Western Michigan is one game behind Ohio and Ohio’s chances at a regular season title will be riding on this game. 

Game Information

Opponent: Western Michigan 

Time: 2 p.m. 

Location: University Arena (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

How to watch: ESPN3

How to listen: Listen here

Live stats: Live stats can be followed here.

Meet the Opponent

Coach: Shane Clipfell (10th season)

Probable Starters

03 Hannah Spitzley 

11 Megan Wagner

12 Reilly Jacobson

22 Lauren Ross

33 Taylor Williams

Individual Statistical Leaders

Field goal percentage: Gabi Saxman (50%)

3-point percentage: Maddie Watters (37.8%)

Free throw percentage: Abby Voss (87.5%)

Points per game: Ross (19.9)

Rebounds per game: Williams (8.8)

Assists: Kia Brooks (3.5)

Team Statistical Profile

Points per game: 66.4

Field goal percentage: 41.8%

3-point percentage: 29.8%

Free throw percentage: 69.3%

Rebounds per game: 34

Assists per game: 12.1

Turnovers per game: 15.7

Steals per game: 10.4

Series History

The Bobcats have defeated the Broncos 12 times since 2005. Their most recent victory was on Feb. 13, 2021, when the Bobcats won 74-52 in The Convo. 

Ohio has lost three games to Western Michigan since coach Bob Boldon took the helm. Ohio does not fare well when it plays Western Michigan outside of The Convo, as all three of its losses were in Kalamazoo. 

Player to watch 

Williams — Williams had 16 points and six rebounds in Western Michigan’s game against Bowling Green on Wednesday. She did all that in under 30 minutes of playing time and in a loss. Williams also leads Western Michigan in rebounds per game. Effective rebounding could be key for Western Michigan against an Ohio team that is fearless when shooting. 

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