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 the paint or outside, including a stretch where they missed 16 straight field goal attempts from 5:21 left in the first half until Antonio Campbell hit a layup with 15:01 left in the second half. In that 00 minute span, Ohio’s deficit went from 10 to 19, something they were unable to overcome.

As for Ohio, Campbell was the only source of offense for the Bobcats. He was the only player in double figures for Ohio and also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. He shot 7-of-17 of the field and was the only player that Eastern Michigan was unable to contain.

Outside of Campbell, the rest of the Bobcats shot 6-of-39 from the field, including only two of their 19 three-point attempts. The Bobcats were suffocated on offense all game, struggling to find any type of rhythm at any point of the game.

Shooting wasn’t the only problem for the Bobcats, as they were unable to hold onto the basketball as well, turning the ball over 18 times. EMU would take advantage of those miscues, scoring 24 points off of those turnovers.

The defense for Ohio was just as nonexistent as well, allowing EMU to shoot 50 percent from the field. EMU did most of their damage in the paint, getting a majority of their points around the basket.

Ohio continues their Michigan road trip this Saturday, as they head to Mount Pleasant to take on Central Michigan. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m.

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