The Ohio Bobcats basketball team represents Ohio University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association for men's basketball. The team plays in the Mid-American Conference, which is comprised of schools in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, New York and Kentucky. Over the years, the Bobcats team has experienced success in the conference, winning multiple conference regular season and tournament titles. The Bobcats' most successful season in terms of postseason play came in 1964 when the team made the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. Ohio has also made the Sweet Sixteen three times in 1960, 1964 and 2012. Street and Smith published a list of the 100 Greatest College Basketball Programs of All Time in 2005, and Ohio University was included in the list at No. 86. Pick up your tickets to see the Bobcats play a fast-paced game live when you head to StubHub for all of your event and sports ticket needs.
Who is the Ohio Bobcats' head coach?
2019 marks the first season at the helm of the Bobcats for head coach Jeff Boals. From 2016-2019, he was the head coach at Division I, Stony Brook. Before that, he was an assistant at The Ohio State University under Thad Matta. Boals is an alumnus of Ohio University and played basketball there, graduating in 1995. As a player, he was a two-year captain for the Bobcats, leading the team to both a regular and postseason MAC title in 1994.
What was the Ohio Bobcats' record last season?
In 2018, the Ohio University Bobcats had a final win-loss record of 14-17. This includes an in-conference record of 6-12. The team is looking to improve on that in 2019 with the hiring of Boals.
Does the Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team have any rivals?
Ohio has a few in-conference rivals, but the team's most heated rivalry is with in-state foe the Miami University RedHawks. Each year, the two schools compete in "The Battle of the Bricks" during which the results between the schools are tallied in each sport with a winner declared at the end of each school year. The title of the rivalry is a reference to both campuses having red brick buildings.
What conference does the Ohio Bobcats team play in?
The Ohio University Bobcats team plays in the Mid-American Conference, a league comprised of mid-size colleges across Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New York and Michigan. Other notable teams in the conference include Northern Illinois, Ball State, Western Michigan and Bowling Green State University.
What are the top games this year for the Ohio Bobcats?
The Bobcats team plays a number of important games throughout the season. The team's biggest game early in the season is against Purdue University from the Big Ten Conference. Of course, the team's rivalry games against Miami Ohio are the highlight of its in-conference schedule. Two other important in-conference games for the Bobcats are against Toledo and Buffalo. Both of those teams won their divisions in the 2018-2019 season.
Who are some notable former players for the Ohio University Bobcats?
The most well-known player in Ohio Bobcats basketball history is Gary Trent. Trent was nicknamed "The Shaq of the Mac" for his dominating style at Ohio in the early 1990s. Trent won the MAC Player of the Year in 1993, 1994 and 1995 during his college career. His successful college run led to Trent being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 11th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. Since then, his No. 20 jersey has been retired by the program. Since Trent, one other player has been drafted into the Ohio program: Brandon Hunter in 2003.
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