Ohio (6-19, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) took down Central Michigan on Saturday for its fourth conference win this season. With a win Wednesday against Kent State, Ohio would have its first back-to-back conference wins of the season.
In their first matchup on Jan. 7, Kent State beat Ohio 60-44 in Athens. Ohio’s 44 points were tied for the lowest it’s scored in a game this season. For a win tomorrow, Ohio is going to have to maintain its recent success on offense.
Opponent: Kent State (17-8, 9-5 MAC)
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (Kent, Ohio)
How to watch: ESPN+
Meet the opponent
Head Coach: Todd Starkey (seventh season)
00 Casey Santoro
03 Corynne Hauser
14 Katie Shumate
32 Hannah Young
44 Lindsey Thall
What to know since game one
- In Ohio's last game, it focused on playing a modified zone defense. Kent State shoots nearly 34% from beyond the arc. 3-point shooting will be a large factor in Wednesday's game.
- Although Kent State has three players that average over 10 points per game, the offense gets spread throughout the team. For Ohio to be successful, it will need to play a team defense that limits open and easy shots.
- Kent State has the best defense in the MAC, holding opponents to just 61.5 points a game. Ohio will need to replicate its last game to keep up with a strong Kent State team.
Keys to the game:
Freshman Jaya McClure and sophomore Yaya Felder combined for 54 points in Ohio’s win on Saturday. Look for them to control Ohio’s offense and the outcome of this game. Along with their scoring abilities, both Felder and McClure facilitated strongly in their last game. Look for them to get the rest of the team involved Wednesday.