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Kennedi Watkins (5) shooting the ball during the Ohio Women's Basketball game against Eastern Michigan at The Convo, Jan. 10, 2024.

Women’s Basketball: Ohio looks to bounce back from rough stretch against Bowling Green

Coming off two consecutive tough losses against Buffalo and Ball State, Ohio (7-13, 4-6 Mid-American Conference) needs to get back on track against Bowling Green (11-9, 5-5 MAC). The Bobcats will enter the matchup having played their last few games depleted. They’ve been able to push their remaining players, getting career games from their star-studded freshmen, but it has not been enough to match some of the MAC’s top contenders.

Bowling Green boasts a team-oriented offense featuring five double-digit scorers, most of whom also bring elite and/or high-volume outside shooting. It will be a tough offensive matchup as the Bobcats look to keep up with the speed of the Falcons, but the game presents a good chance for the team to get back on track deep into MAC play.

Here’s everything you need to know before the game.

Game Information

Opponent: Bowling Green

Time: Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Location: Stroh Center (Bowling Green, Ohio)

How to Watch: ESPN+

All-Time Record: 58-34 in favor of Bowling Green

Meet the Opponent

Head Coach: Fred Chmiel (first season)

Projected Starters:

#0 Morgan Sharps 

#1 Amy Velasco

#10 Paige Kohler

#13 Olivia Hill

#32 Erika Porter

Statistical Leaders

Points: Sharps (13.9 per game)

Rebounds: Porter (5.4 per game)

Assists: Velasco (4.7 per game)

Steals: Sharps (1.3 per game)

Blocks: Porter (0.9 per game)

Field Goal Percentage: Porter (63.0)

Three-Point Percentage: Velasco (40.3)

Free Throw Percentage: Velasco (82.4)

Bowling Green Notes

As previously mentioned, Bowling Green’s offense is the main point of note for Ohio to keep track of. Other than Ball State, it boasts one of the best offenses in the MAC, with a bevy of outside shooters Ohio will need to be aware of.

While somewhat undersized, the Falcons’ inside scorers are remarkably efficient, making it hard to cut off just the interior or outside game as they will kill their opponent with the one they aren’t getting taken away. The Bobcats will have a great chance to get back on track in conference play against the Falcons, but keeping up on offense while competing for all 40 minutes defensively will be crucial.

Player to Watch: Amy Velasco

Velasco is the primary playmaker for the Falcons, coming in second among the team’s available players in scoring and first in assists. Her 4.7 assists per game mark sits at fourth in the MAC and she presents a dynamic and efficient threat from the outside as a 40% shooter from three.


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