Buckeyes looking to go 7-1!
The Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1) will attempt to build on a six-game winning streak when they host the Ohio Bobcats (2-3) on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The matchup is at 7:00 PM ET.
Cotie McMahon led Ohio State to a 78-58 victory against Tennessee on Sunday, putting up 19 points in the game.
Ohio was defeated by Longwood 75-72 in the team's last outing on Wednesday. Kennedi Watkins' team-high 16 points were not enough in the loss.
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Ohio State Team Stats
Ohio State's 83.6 points per game this season out-paces the 73.4 points per contest Ohio gives up. The Buckeyes are 6-1 when they score more than 73 points.
In the 2023-24 campaign, the Buckeyes are averaging 16.7 assists and 13.6 turnovers per game. When Ohio State has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than its season mark of 1.23, the Buckeyes are 3-0.
Ohio Team Stats
Ohio heads into the matchup with a 67.6 points per game average on the season, 8.0 more than the 59.6 Ohio State gives up per contest. The Bobcats are only 2-3 in games when they put up at least 60 points.
The Bobcats have connected on more three-pointers than their opponents this season, making 7.4 shots per game from deep while holding opponents to 5.4 makes per game. When Ohio hits its average from three-point range this season, the Bobcats have gone 2-0.
Ohio State Players to Watch
Jacy Sheldon, Ohio State's top scorer, is averaging 17.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Taylor Thierry leads the Buckeyes with 7.1 rebounds per game and adds 14.0 points, while Celeste Taylor paces the team with 3.7 assists and averages 7.0 points.
Ohio State's three-point shooting attack is led by Sheldon, who averages 1.9 made three-pointers per game while hitting 42 percent of her shots from beyond the arc.
Ohio Players to Watch
Jaya McClure's 14.5 points and 3.3 assists per game are both team-high numbers for Ohio. Watkins also contributes with 10.2 points for the Bobcats, and Laylay Fantroy averages eight points and two steals per game.
McClure makes the most threes per game for Ohio, shooting 35 percent from downtown while knocking down 1.5 three-pointers a contest.