Speakeasy Sports 5 on 4 : MAC Tournament Talk

Welcome to the debut of the Speakeasy Sports “5 on 5”, where five Speakeasy writers will typically answer five questions. In the debut, the five writers will tackle four questions.  Our panel includes Speakeasy Sports editor Danny Medlock, our three basketball reporters Alex Hider, Marlowe Alter and Bez Saciri and MAC Blogger Chris Manning. They…

Bobcats bounce back in big way, blitz Cardinals

After a disappointing 86-72 loss in their Mid-American Conference blockbuster at Akron, the Ohio men’s basketball team was looking to try to keep pace with the MAC East-leading Zips. The one constant involved in Ohio’s season to date has been the victories against MAC West foes. That trend continued on Wednesday night as the Bobcats…

Keely dominates in Bobcats victory

The score may read like a typical Ohio victory, but the Green and White needed some help from some unlikely heroes Saturday night. The Bobcats (13-5, 4-0 MAC) defeated Toledo (6-9, 2-2 MAC) 76-67 on the back of a career-high 24 points from Reggie Keely. The senior forward was 9-9 from the field. “Reggie’s been…

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…

Ohio tries to right the ship

After losing three of their last four, the Ohio Bobcats look to stop the bleeding with a victory over the University of Massachusetts, Wednesday night in Amherst. The matchup to watch will be in the backcourt. Point guards D.J. Cooper and Chaz Williams both lead their teams in points and assists. Though Williams is only…

Cooper’s late three keeps ‘Cats unbeaten

Bobcat fans, this may sound familiar. D.J. Cooper’s deep three-pointer with 38 seconds remaining put Ohio ahead for good and spurred the Bobcats to a 69-64 victory over St. Bonaventure Wednesday night. “Me and coach work on that shot every day,” said Cooper. “I stepped up and knocked it down with confidence.” Cooper’s three ended…

St. Bonaventure looks to break hearts again

The Ohio men’s basketball team will put their perfect record on the line at 7 p.m., Wednesday against St. Bonaventure in the Convocation Center. The Bonnies (3-1), who advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, return key starters Demitrius Conger and Chris Johnson from last season’s squad. Johnson leads the team in…

The MAC Blog: All eyes on Ohio… and Akron

The shift from football season to basketball season is underway in the MAC, and it could not come soon enough. Across the conference, the once high hopes of fans in Athens, Toledo, Bowling Green, and Muncie have gone down the drain while The fans in Kent and DeKalb look to Detroit. It’s basketball season now,…