Bobcats Offense Goes Mute, Lose Big to Eastern Michigan

The Ohio Bobcats suffered their worst MAC loss in over five years, losing to Eastern Michigan 76-40. The Bobcats shot 22.8 percent from the field, their lowest of the season. The offense, which was starting to come together over the last two games, regressed in a major way tonight, unable able to score from either inside […]

Men’s Basketball: N’dour slam wins thriller over Buffalo


Maurice N’dour scored a season-high 31 points on Saturday, but his last two may have been the most important of Ohio’s season thus far. The Senegalese senior’s slam dunk with 0.6 seconds remaining gave the Bobcats a 63-61 victory over the Buffalo Bulls (12-6, 3-3 MAC). With 2.9 seconds left in regulation, N’dour caught a […]

Men’s Basketball: Offensive Struggles Doom Bobcats

For the first time since 2010, the Ohio Bobcats have started MAC play with an 0-4 conference record. Ohio fell 69-59 to Kent State on the road on Saturday, thanks to poor shooting and streaky defensive play. The Bobcats (5-10, 0-4 MAC) shot just 34 percent from the field en route to their fourth consecutive defeat. […]

Men’s Basketball: Foul Trouble and Turnovers Haunt Bobcats

For the first time since 2010, the Ohio Bobcats fell to 0-3 in MAC play, falling to the Toledo Rockets, 80-73. Bean Willis and Maurice Ndour combined for 34 points, but were unable to overcome foul trouble and turnovers late in the game. Ndour came out strong, scoring 11 of Ohio’s first 25 points. Toledo was unable […]

Men’s Basketball: Overpowering second half leads Ohio to victory

Maurice Ndour's 28 points were a career high. (Carl Fonticella)

Ohio has yet to play a full game of their best basketball, but Tuesday night may have seen the Bobcats’ best half of the season. Ohio outscored the UNC-Wilmington 42-19 in the second half to pull away with a 72-53 home victory. After trailing 34-30 at halftime, Ohio (5-6) went on a 16-0 run midway through […]

Men’s Basketball: Bobcats drop their final game in Hawaii

After a record-setting performance in their last game, scoring 99 points against DePaul, the Ohio Bobcats (4-6) struggled offensively, shooting 37.7 percent and falling to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 71-58, in the fifth place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Ohio trailed for the entire game, but was able to keep it close for most of […]

Men’s Basketball: Ohio rebounds with 21-point victory over Depaul

Bean Willis and fellow point guard Stevie Taylor are tasked with guarding Ohio State star Aaron Craft. (Nicholas Horsley)

Less than 24 hours after suffering the program’s worst loss in four seasons, the Ohio Bobcats played with a vengeance and defeated Depaul 99-78 in the consolation round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. The Bobcats shot 59 percent from the field and tallied more points (55) in the second half than they scored […]

Men’s Basketball: Bobcats routed by George Washington

Saul Phillips was visibly upset after Ohio's 28-point defeat.

Ohio fell to George Washington 77-49 on Monday in the first round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. The Bobcats’ 28-point loss was a result of dismal 25 percent second half shooting. George Washington (7-3) shot 47 percent from the field and benefitted from 15 offensive rebounds. The Colonials pulled away with a 12-0 run that […]

Men’s Basketball: Post play and defense lead ‘Cats to victory

Tony Campbell recorded his second consecutive double-double in the victory over Alcorn State.

A Tony Campbell double-double and 20 points from Maurice Ndour led Ohio to a 66-55 victory over the Alcorn State Braves on Saturday afternoon. The game was tied at 42 with just over 10 minutes left, but a 9-0 Bobcats run gave Ohio (3-3) a lead it never surrendered. “We told each other in the huddle, […]

Men’s Basketball: Ohio continues to battle early season issues, hosts Alcorn State

Saul Phillips compares Ohio's early season struggles to those of the NBA's Cavaliers.
Stephen Dunn, Getty Images

When asked about his team’s shaky start, Ohio first-year coach Saul Phillips likened the struggles his Bobcats have faced so far this season to those of another basketball team three hours north of Athens. “Any team that has new components goes through a journey like this,” Phillips said. “Look how the Cavaliers started this season.” […]


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