Ohio Men’s Basketball heads to Marshall on Saturday

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio men’s basketball team (4-3) is back in action on Saturday, December 3 when the Bobcats travel to Huntington, VA to play Marshall (6-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Cam Henderson Center. The Bobcats matchup will be featured on ESPN+.

The Bobcats matchup can also be heard on Learfield’s Ohio Sports Network, where Marty Bannister will be on the phone. WXTQ (Power 105) in Athens returns as the flagship of the 11-station network.

STORIES
• Ohio win 113-44 over UC Clermont on November 30th.
• This is the 107th ever meeting between Ohio and Marshall.
• Ohio leads the all-time series, 57-49.
• The Bobcats defeated Marshall 75-65 in Athens last season.
• Ohio have beaten The Herd 6-7 in their last 13 games since 2004/05.
• Ohio last won in Huntington on November 30, 2011, with the Bobcats winning 70-68.
• Marshall goes into the tie with Ohio with a record 6-1, losing just one to Queens.
• Marshall clinched a 68-57 win over Akron on November 30 in Huntington.
AJ Brown and Elmore James put on a show against UC Clermont on November 30, with Brown scoring a career-high 18 points and James losing 16.
• Ohio’s 69-point win over UC Clermont is the biggest win since Ohio beat Cleveland State in the December 6, 2020 convo by 55 points.
• It is also the first time Ohio has lost at least 100 points in a game since Ohio beat Cleveland State in the December 6, 2020 convo by 55 points.
Miles Brown was named MAC Co-Player of the Week on November 28th.

SCOUTING MARSHALL
Marshall goes into the duel with a 6-1 record with Ohio and earns a 68-57 win over Akron on November 30 in Huntington. Their only loss this season was against Queens.

Overall, Marshall averages 83.9 points per game while shooting .473 from the field, .344 from three, and .658 from the line. Marshall also averages 43.0 rebounds per game, 20.1 assists and 9.7 steals per game. The herd also forces 15.6 turnovers per game.

Meanwhile, opponents are averaging 67.1 points and 36.7 rebounds per game. Opponents also shoot .392 from the field, .282 from three, and .691 from the line. Opponents are also dishing out 11.7 assists and grabbing 5.9 steals per game while also forcing 11.7 11.7 turnovers per game.

Individually, Taevion Kinsey leads The Herd with 20.9 points per game while shooting .540 from field, .545 from three and .783 from the line. She also averages 5.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Andrew Taylor adds 19.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting .430 from the field. Kamdyn Cufman adds 11.5 points while Micah Handlogten averages 10.3 rebounds per contest.



Scouting Ohio
Ohio goes into the tie with Marshall with a record 4-3 after beating UC Clermont 113-44 in Athens on November 30.

As a team, Ohio averages 79.0 points and 40.7 rebounds per game while their opponents average 66.7 points and 32.3 rebounds per game. The Bobcats also shoot .464 from the field, .359 from three, and .699 from the line. Ohio also adds 15.4 assists, 6.3 steals and force 12.9 turnovers per game.

Opponents are shooting .422 from the field, .353 from three and .619 from the line while dishing out 11.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 11.7 turnovers per game.

Individually, Miles Brown leads Ohio with 12.3 points per game while shooting .509 from the field, .581 from three and .857 from the line. Dwight Wilson III adds 12.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game and shoots .561 from the field. Jaylin Hunter adds 9.9 points and 4.6 assists per game.

ALL TIME VS. MARSHAL
This is the 107th all-time meeting between Ohio and Marshall.

Ohio leads the all-time series, 57-49.

The Bobcats defeated Marshall 75-65 in Athens last season.

Ohio is 6-7 against The Herd in their last 13 meetings dating back to 2004-05.

Ohio last won in Huntington on November 30, 2011, with the Bobcats winning 70-68.



LAST TIME AGAINST MARSHALL
The Bobcats defeated Marshall 75-65 in Athens last season.

Individually, Markus Sears led with a game-high 24 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. He went 6 of 12 from the field, 2 of 3 of three and was 10 of 10 from the line. Jason Carter added 19 points, nine rebounds and went 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line. Ben Roderick added 10 points and four rebounds while walking 6 of 7 off the line.


Overall, Ohio shot 40 percent from field, 30.4 percent from three, and was 24 of 26 (.923) from the line. Meanwhile, Marshall shot 37.3 percent from the field, 32.1 percent from three, and 76.9 percent from the line. Marshall passed the Bobcats 37-36 while both teams shared 10 assists. The Bobcats forced 22 Marshall turnovers and scored 25 fewer points.

At Marshall, four hit double figures and were led by Obinna Anochili-Kill with 18 points and nine rebounds, followed by Taevion Kinsey with 15 points and seven rebounds. David Early added 14 points while Andrew Taylor had 11 points and dished out five assists.

LAST TIME-OUT
Led by six players in double figures including double doubles by Dwight Wilson III and AJ Clayton and career nights out AJ Brown and Elmore Jamesthe Ohio men’s basketball team (4-3) defeated UC Clermont, 113-44, Wednesday night (Nov. 30) at the Convocation Center.


The 69-point winning margin was the widest margin since Ohio beat Cleveland State in the December 6, 2020 convo by 55 points.

Overall, Ohio shot 62.5 percent from field, 36 percent from three and 14 of 24 from the line, while Clermont shot 30.5 percent from field, 29.4 percent from three and 25 percent from the line. Ohio also grabbed 53 rebounds, gave 26 assists and had seven steals and forced 17 turnovers.


Individually, Brown led by 18 points and four assists while James added 16 points. Clayton scored 15 points and snatched 11 rebounds while Wilson III scored 11 points and snatched 12 boards. Jaylin Hunter Added 10 points while Aidan Hadaway added 10 points and five boards.

AJ BROWN MAKES A STATEMENT
Freshman Guard AJ Brown showed the kind of talent Ohio could see over the next four years against UC Clermont, where he posted a game-high 18 points, made 7-of-11 departures and provided four assists to win.

QUIET YET POWERFUL
Freshman Guard Elmore James responded well in the Bobcats’ game against Cleveland State.

James scored eight points while going off the field 3 of 4 and hitting both free throws. James also added a steal and pulled a foul in his nine minutes.

James excelled against UC Clermont on Nov. 30, scoring 16 points and going from the field on 8 of 12 and catching three rebounds in the win.

MAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Miles Brown was named Mid-American Conference Co-Player of the Week for his performance during the week of November 21, the league announced November 28.

Brown led Ohio to two wins in the 2022 Bobcat Battle last weekend. Overall, Brown averaged 16.0 points. 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals a game. He shot .688 from the field and was 8 of 11 (.727) of three while making both free throws. He was also named the Bobcat Battle Tournament MVP.

On November 25 against Eastern Illinois, Brown scored 14 points, going 4-of-6 from the field, 4-of-4-of-three while setting a new career high with three. He also grabbed three rebounds and has three steals in the 78-67 win. Then on November 27 against Alabama State, Brown was sensational, scoring 18 points, going 7 of 10 from the field, 4 of 7 from three and grabbing two rebounds and recording a block in the 72-58 win.

HADAWAY FIND A WAY
student in the first year Aidan Hadaway had his best performance of his young season on November 25 against Eastern Illinois, scoring 11 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-2-of-three and grabbing three rebounds in the win.

On November 30 against UC Clermont, Hadaway recorded a career-best three blocks and grabbed five rebounds in the win.

SHELLY FIND HIS WAY
Freshman Guard Ajay Sheldon scored career marks against UC Clermont on November 30, scoring six points and hitting two three-pointers while dishing out four assists for the win.

NEXT
After a week of finals hiatus, the Ohio men’s basketball team is back on the road on Sunday, December 11 when they head to Youngstown, Ohio to play Youngstown State. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m

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