Ohio will play its third game in five days Wednesday night when it travels to Toledo to take on the top team in the Mid-American Conference.
The Bobcats have reason to be confident. They managed a comeback upset victory over Buffalo on Monday and now have the chance to topple another giant in the conference standings.
Location: Savage Arena (Toledo, Ohio)
Time: 7 p.m.
How to Watch: ESPN3
Listen: Listen here
Stats: Live stats can be followed here
Meet the Opponent
Coach: Tricia Cullop (14th season)
02 Sophia Wiard
05 Quinesha Lockett
22 Khera Goss
33 Sammi Mikonowicz
34 Jessica Cook
Individual Statistical Leaders
Field goal percentage: Mariah Copeland (66.7%)
3-point percentage: Ella Doherty (100%)
Free throw percentage: Wiard (87.2%)
Points per game: Lockett (17.7)
Rebounds per game: Lockett (6.1)
Assists per game: Wiard (4.3)
Team Statistical Profile
Points per game: 69.7
Field goal percentage: 42.8%
3-point percentage: 31%
Free throw percentage: 71.9%
Rebounds per game: 40
Assists per game: 13.3
Turnovers per game: 12.9
Steals per game: 6.5
Toledo has dominated Ohio historically, and it leads the all-time series 45-30. However, Ohio has won the last two meetings and seven of the last nine.
The Bobcats’ last two wins over the Rockets were by 19 and 28 points, respectively. Those two games continued a recent trend of blowouts between these two programs. The last time a game between the Bobcats and the Rockets was decided by single digits was Feb. 4, 2017, when the Bobcats won 61-55.
Player to Watch
Cece Hooks — The MAC’s all-time scoring leader earned her 15th career MAC Player of the Week award Tuesday. It was her second award in a row and third this season, and it didn’t even take into account the 20 points and 16 rebounds she notched against Buffalo on Monday.
The Bobcats will need another big performance from Hooks if they are going to take down the Rockets, but there is absolutely no reason to think they won’t get it.