|Toledo||R Pearson 19.0||R Pearson 6.1||J Brown 4.9|
|Ohio||D Cooper 14.4||I Baltic 5.2||D Cooper 8.2|
On Saturday, Toledo travels to Convocation Center (OH) to take on Ohio. It takes place at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on SportsTime Ohio. The Rockets are 1-5 against the Bobcats over the last four years. They lost 65-57 the last time they played (3/8/2012).
Ohio and Toledo are close together in the conference, holding down the 1st and 3rd spots, respectively.
In their last match-up on January 16th, Julius Brown put up 16 points for the Rockets in a loss to Western Michigan, 79-56. He is averaging 13.8 points per game while also contributing a team-high 4.9 assists per game. For the Bobcats, Walter Offutt finished with 19 points in the 81-63 blowout of Northern Illinois on January 16th. He is averaging 11.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Comparing team stats, Ohio looks to have the edge in one significant category, assists, where the Bobcats have the upper hand over the Rockets, 19 per game to 11 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Ohio is strong in effective field goal percentage at 56.3. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 9th in the nation.
- Julius Brown is ranked 8th in the MAC in assists.
- The Toledo scoring leader (Rian Pearson) has more points than the Ohio scoring leader (D.J Cooper).
- Toledo is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Toledo is 206 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Ohio.
- At least you keep showing up. Toledo has an average margin of victory of 8 over Ohio in 21 wins since 1980.
- Rian Pearson is ranked 3rd in the MAC in points and 5th in the MAC in steals.
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Toledo has come back to win after being down at half against Ohio 3 times since 1998.
- Nathan Boothe is ranked 9th in the MAC in blocks.