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…

Ohio heads to Ball State to finish road trip

After losing to rival Akron last Saturday in a battle of the top two teams in the MAC, Ohio looks to end its four-game road trip with a win in Muncie, Ind. against Ball State. The Bobcats (15-6, 6-1) are second in the MAC and still control their own destiny with nine more conference games…

MAC’s leading scorer, Toledo visit the convo

The Bobcats look to stay undefeated in MAC play when they host the Toledo Rockets, Saturday evening at the Convocation Center in a matchup of the two preseason division favorites. Coming off a wire-to-wire 18-point win over Northern Illinois on Wednesday night, Ohio (12-5, 3-0) returns home where its won 33 of its past 35…

Bobcats use colossal first half run, pounce on Huskies

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past few years, it’s that the Ohio Bobcats are extremely difficult to beat at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats picked up another win at home, trouncing Northern Illinois 81-63 to improve to 3-0 in MAC play for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. Ohio has now…

Cooper, Bobcats unable to slow down UMass

After playing a grind-it-out brand of basketball in Saturday’s dreadful 50-49 loss to Winthrop, Ohio knew they would be in for a long night if they did not pick up the pace in Amherst. The Bobcats were able to matched the frenetic pace of the Minutemen but did not have an answer for Jesse Morgan,…