Ohio (2-13, 0-4 Mid-American Conference) will look to end its nine-game losing streak when it takes on Western Michigan (7-8, 2-2 MAC) in The Convo Wednesday. The Bobcats are hoping for their first win in the MAC and their first home victory this season.
Since 2005, the Bobcats have fared well against the Broncos. The Bobcats have won 12 of the last 22 games played between the two teams, including three of the last five games played in the last two years. Last season, the Broncos got the best of the Bobcats and won both of the games the two teams played against each other in the regular season.
Opponent: Western Michigan
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Convo (Athens, OH)
How to watch: ESPN+
Meet the opponent
Head Coach: Shane Clipfell (11th Season)
22 Lauren Ross
03 Hannah Spitzley
02 Maddie Watters
10 Gabi Saxman
33 Taylor Williams
Things to know:
- Against a very difficult nonconference schedule, the Broncos struggled to start the season. The Broncos lost their first three games but bounced back with three straight wins shortly before the start of conference play. The Broncos finished nonconference play with a 5-6 record but lost their first two MAC games of the season. Most recently the Broncos beat Northern Illinois at home and Central Michigan on the road.
- The Broncos have multiple elite offensive players in their arsenal. Taylor Williams averages 14.7 points per game on the season which is the 10th most in the MAC. Meanwhile, Lauren Ross leads the MAC in scoring with 21.6 points per game. Ross' 21.6 points per game is the ninth most in Division 1.
- The Broncos have excelled at forcing turnovers. The Broncos rank second in the MAC in turnover margin and second in turnovers forced per game. The Bobcats have struggled to maintain possession of the ball, they have committed the fourth most turnovers of any team in the MAC.
Keys to the game:
- In the Bobcats’ last two games, they have given themselves chances to win the game, but have let poor performances within the fourth quarter derail their chances. If the Bobcats want to pick up their first home win of the season and first MAC win, they will need to maintain their offensive efficiency if the game is on the line.