Bobcats look to clinch two-seed, double bye in MAC Tourney

After watching its dreams of winning a Mid-American Conference regular season title fade away on Wednesday, Ohio must regroup Saturday afternoon when it faces off against Bowling Green at the Stroh Center. The Bobcats (20-8, 11-2 in MAC play) are coming off a crushing 88-81 overtime loss to MAC-leading and No. 24-ranked Akron in a…

Akron outlasts Ohio in classic overtime battle

Very rarely does a game billed as one of the best matchups in conference history live up to the hype, but this game was everything and then some. In a clash between the Mid-American Conference’s top two teams, it was No. 1 Akron who outlasted No. 2 Ohio 88-81 in overtime. The victory all but…

Ohio travels to Belmont for a BracketBuster matchup

Before they play Akron in one of the most anticipated regular season matchups in recent MAC history, the Bobcats take a break from conference play and travel to Nashville to face the Belmont Bruins on ESPN2 as part of the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters series. Both the Bobcats and Bruins are ranked in mid-major polls. Ohio…

The mystery of Ivo Baltic

Ivo Baltic glides up the floor and slams home a missed layup, sparking an affectionate “Ivo Baltic” chant from the O Zone, Ohio’s boisterous student section. Moments earlier, he had knocked down his patented jumper from the wing to ignite an 8-0 run, giving Ohio a 15-point lead over Kent State. Unfortunately, the good feelings…

Bobcats overcome sloppy start, blast Chippewas

Just over one year ago, the Bobcats lost consecutive road games in Toledo and Eastern Michigan, falling to 7-4 in the MAC. Bobcat Nation was restless and frustrated – they would not remain that way for long. Ohio went on to win 10 of its next 11 games en route to becoming the darling of…