Ohio will conclude its three-game road trip when it faces Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats (20-4, 11-2 Mid-American Conference) have been running on fumes. They were the first team in the MAC to reach 20 wins this season, but their wins have come with drawbacks. Saturday will be the Bobcats’ sixth game in two weeks, and they’ve only had one day to rest and prepare.
The Eagles (8-15, 3-9 MAC) have yet to find a groove this season. They’ve yet to pick up a win in February, and they’ve lost their last four games by double digits.
Here’s another look at the Eagles before Saturday’s game:
Opponent: Eastern Michigan
Venue: Gervin GameAbove Center
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network
Live stats: Live stats are provided here.
Meet the opponent
01 Colin Golson Jr.
25 Nate Scott
13 Mo Njie
04 Bryce McBride
05 Noah Farrakhan
Individual statistical leaders
Points: Farrakhan (15.8 points per game)
Rebounds: Scott (5.5 rebounds per game)
Assists: Farrakhan (2.4 assists per game)
Field goal percentage: Njie (57.5%)
3-point percentage: Njie (66.7%)
Free throw percentage: Thomas Binelli (100%)
Team statistical profile
Points per game: 71
Rebounds per game: 34.3
Assists per game: 10.1
Turnovers per game: 14.1
Field goal percentage: 43.1%
3-point percentage: 31.7%
Free throw percentage: 72.2%
Eastern Michigan since Game 1
Eastern Michigan hasn’t improved since losing to Ohio on Feb. 3. It has dropped its last two games, and it was dismantled by Buffalo in a 38-point loss on Tuesday. Eastern Michigan suffered one of its worst days for shooting on Tuesday, shooting just 37.5% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc.
Player to watch
McBride — The guard has worked his way into Eastern Michigan’s starting lineup in the past week, earning starts in games against Kent State and Buffalo. In his past two games, McBride has averaged nine points, 3.5 assists and two rebounds. He’s not a difference maker, but McBride has a niche in the Eagles’ lineup that he fills well.