Ohio vs. Western Michigan: Recap and Stats

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Ohio vs. Western Michigan: Recap and Stats
Ohio 61
(11-5, 1-4 away)
Western Michigan 59
(8-7, 4-1 home)
Venue: University Arena (MI)
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Ohio 29 32 61
Western Michigan 25 34 59
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Ohio D Cooper 14 I Baltic 5 D Cooper 8
Western Michigan N Hutcheson 11 S Whittington 8 A Richie 3

On Saturday, January 12th, Ohio held Western Michigan to just 28% from the floor and narrowly beat the Broncos 61-59 in MAC play. The Bobcats were led by D.J Cooper, who put up a team-high 16 points plus six assists. Reggie Keely got 10 points and added two rebounds. Jared Klein finished with a season-high 18 points and five rebounds for the Broncos. Ohio (11-5, 2-0 MAC) gets Northern Illinois (3-9, 1-0 MAC) on their home court on Wednesday, January 16th.

Ohio Game Notes

  • Ohio started 11-5 during the 2006 and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Western Michigan extended the Ohio winning streak to 3 games.
  • The Bobcats have won 2 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Ohio has won 30 close games.
  • The Bobcats have won 88% of the time this season (7-1) after recording 13 or more free throws made.
  • Ohio has won 88% of the time this season (7-1) when opponents record 59 or fewer total points.
  • This season Ohio has won 83% of the time (5-1) when Nick Kellogg plays 31 minutes or more, 71% of the time (5-2) when D.J Cooper has 4 free throws made or more, and 80% of the time (4-1) when Walter Offutt has 5 rebounds or more.
  • The Bobcats set a season high for rebounds.
  • The last time Ohio recorded at least 38 rebounds was Mar 08, 2012 against Toledo.
  • Ohio set season lows for steals and three-pointers.
  • The Bobcats have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • Ohio has recorded fewer rebounds than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • The top two scorers (D.J Cooper and Reggie Keely) accounted for 42.6% of the points.
  • D.J Cooper has led the team in scoring in 8 out of 16 games this season.
  • D.J Cooper has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Reggie Keely has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Reggie Keely.

Western Michigan Game Notes

  • The Broncos have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Western Michigan has lost 31 close games.
  • This loss extended the Broncos losing streak to 3 games.
  • Jared Klein recorded a team season high in free throws made with 11.
  • Jared Klein accounted for 30.5% of the team's points.
  • Shayne Whittington accounted for 32.5% of the team's rebounds.
  • Shayne Whittington has led the team in rebounding 6 times in 15 games this season.
  • Brandon Pokley set career highs with a 100% field goal percentage and a 100% three-point percentage.
  • Shayne Whittington recorded the 8th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Shayne Whittington recorded a double-double. It was his 4th this season and 5th of his career.
  • Shayne Whittington set a career high with 13 rebounds.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Connar Tava.
OHIO PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AD.J Cooper321656213
BReggie Keely131020012
B-Nick Kellogg31843002
B-Ivo Baltic14432012
C+T.J. Hall26932012
CRicardo Johnson11230010
CJon Smith16430012
C-Walter Offutt35451003
C-Stevie Taylor10300000
C-Kadeem Green10120010
WMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJared Klein221853204
AS. Whittington2410131011
B+Dan Loney15281101
BBrandon Pokley29811000
C+Darius Paul22422031
C+Nate Hutcheson27821101
CDavid Brown17510101
CA.J. Avery6201000
C-Austin Richie18211000
DConnar Tava13030002
-Taylor Perry7000000

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