Ohio is back to .500 in the Mid-American Conference after a huge home win over Akron on Feb. 10 and is now tied for sixth in the conference.
Fortunately for the Bobcats, they are tied with their Tuesday opponent, Buffalo, and have a prime opportunity to claim that spot for themselves.
After Friday’s win over Akron, Ohio is now 11-1 in The Convo this season, a home record bettered by only Akron and Kent State.
Here is everything to know about Tuesday’s matchup:
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Convo
How to watch: ESPN+
How to listen: The Varsity Network
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Meet the Opponent
Head Coach: Jim Whitesell (fourth season)
01 LaQuill Hardnett
03 Curtis Jones
04 Armoni Foster
23 Isaiah Adams
31 Isaac Jack
Points: Jones (15.6 per game)
Rebounds: Hardnett (7.5 per game)
Assists: Foster (4.1 per game)
Blocks: Jonnivius Smith (21)
Steals: Zid Powell (41)
Field goal percentage: Jack (66.7%)
3-point percentage: Hardnett (40.5%)
Free throw percentage: Powell (79.8%)
Ohio lost a heartbreaker to Buffalo, 75-72, in its first conference game of the season, the first of a string of close losses early in MAC play.
Prior to this season, the Bobcats had won four of five against the Bulls, including an 84-69 victory in the 2021 MAC Championship game, which sent the Bobcats to the NCAA Tournament.
Player to watch
Jaylin Hunter - Hunter was named MAC Player of the Week after a pair of excellent performances in Ohio’s wins over Northern Illinois and Akron. In the two victories, Hunter averaged 22 points on 55.6% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc.