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Ohio gaurd Erica Johnson (4) attempts to pass the ball to Ohio forward Gabby Burris (41) during the Bobcats' game against Toledo on Feb. 16, 2022, in The Convo. The Bobcats lost 73-76 to the Rockets.

Women's Basketball: A second glance at Akron

Ohio will take on Akron for the second time in six days Saturday and, once again, it is a must-win game.

After losing to Buffalo on Wednesday night, the Bobcats are barely holding on to a spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament and could fall out of a qualification spot with another loss.

Ohio took Akron down Monday thanks to a deep Erica Johnson 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, but it was a close contest, and Saturday’s game should be no different.

Game Information

Opponent: Akron

Venue: The Convo

Time: 1 p.m.

Watch: ESPN3

Listen: Listen here

Live Stats: Live stats can be followed here.

Meet the Opponent

Coach: Melissa Jackson (fourth season)

Probable Starters

00 Annika Corcoran

13 Lonasia Brewer

25 Jordyn Dawson

30 Layne Ferrell

34 Reagan Bass

Individual Statistics Leaders

Field goal percentage: Bass (55.8%)

3-point percentage: Alexis Stewart (50%)

Free throw percentage: Stewart (100%)

Points per game: Dawson (22.2)

Rebounds per game: Dawson (9.9)

Assists per game: Dawson (4.2)

Team Statistical Profile

Points per game: 67.1

Field goal percentage: 42.7%

3-point percentage: 33.9%

Free throw percentage: 67%

Rebounds per game: 36.3

Assists per game: 14.7

Turnovers per game: 14.2

Steals per game: 7.0

Akron since Game 1

In Wednesday’s game against Bowling Green, Akron came out on top thanks to a tip-in by Dawson in the final seconds. The win clinched the Zips’ spot in the MAC tournament, and they have a firm hold on third place in the conference.

Player to Watch

Dawson – It was Dawson who scored the tip-in to secure Akron’s win against Bowling Green to finish off a performance in which she notched 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. She is the Zips’ leader in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Dawson had 22 points and 15 rebounds in Akron’s first game against Ohio.

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