MAC Championship running diary

Ohio took on Akron in the MAC Championship last night. Alex Hider was court-side at the Q. These are his thoughts in real-time. 5:55 (34 minutes to tip off)-This arena is going to be loud. Ohio’s student section is nearly full at this point. Akron fans are a bit tardy, but as local favorites, they’ll…

Ohio survives second half scare from Western Michigan

It was a tale of two halves Friday night in Cleveland. It was also a tale of two heroes. D.J. Cooper (21 points, 10 assists) and Walter Offutt (14 points, 11 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles as Ohio (24-8) survived a second-half scare from Western Michigan (20-12) to advance to the MAC Championship game. Ohio began…

Senior Bobcats make final farewells

Ohio’s seed in the MAC Tournament is set. No matter what happens on Saturday, the Bobcats will have the second seed in Cleveland. There is only one thing left to do during the regular season: Say goodbye. Ivo Baltic, David McKinley, Walter Offutt, Reggie Keely and D.J. Cooper will all play in their final game…

Cooper shines as Bobcats grab late win against Bulls

One of the best players to put on an Ohio jersey, senior guard D.J. Cooper had a night to remember. Not only did the Chicago native become Ohio’s all-time leader in career three-point makes and the first player in NCAA D-I history to achieve 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals, but he…

Keely, Kellogg guide Bobcats to road win over Falcons

With conference tournaments set to be the main talking point across the college basketball landscape, teams are trying to play their best basketball of the season as they attempt to reach their ultimate goal. After two losses to Belmont and Akron, the Bobcats (21-8, 12-2 Mid-American Conference) are on the verge of entering the MAC…

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…