Ohio isn’t at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference, but it is close. Miami, however, sits in dead last.
The two will face off in a bottom-of-the-barrel Battle of the Bricks on Saturday in The Convo. Ohio, who is tied for eighth place in the MAC will look to make the jump toward the middle of the standings with a win this weekend.
Here’s what to know:
Location: The Convo
Time: 2 p.m.
How to watch: ESPN+
How to listen: The Varsity Network
Follow live stats here
Meet the opponent
Head coach: Travis Steele (first season)
22 Morgan Safford
45 Anderson Mirambeaux
02 Mekhi Lairy
13 Ryan Mabrey
03 Julian Lewis
Points per game: Lairy (17.4)
Rebounds: Safford (6.3)
Assists: Lairy (92)
Blocks: Jaquel Morris (21)
Field goal percentage: Mirambeaux (53%)
3-point percentage: Bryson Tatum (38.5%)
Free throw percentage: Lairy (91.8%)
Since 1908, the Bobcats and RedHawks have faced off 211 times. The Bobcats lead the all-time series 117-94 and are undefeated in the Jeff Boals era. The last time the RedHawks defeated the Bobcats was in Oxford in February 2018.
Player to watch:
Safford — Safford dropped 25 points against Toledo on Tuesday and collected 11 rebounds. He is currently 12th in the MAC in scoring at 15.7 points per game. He’s also seventh in the MAC in rebounding at 6.3 rebounds per game.