Ohio vs. Ball State: Full Game Preview

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Ohio vs. Ball State: Full Game Preview
Ohio
(15-6, 3-5 away)
Ball State
(8-12, 5-6 home)
Venue: Worthen Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Ohio D Cooper 14.5 I Baltic 5.3 D Cooper 8.0
Ball State J Scaife 13.0 M Majok 10.4 M Posley 2.8

On Wednesday, Ohio visits Worthen Arena to take on Ball State. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Bobcats are 3-3 against the Cardinals over the last four years. The last time they met (1/28/2012) they won 59-55.

Ball State is in 11th place in the MAC and Ohio is in 2nd place.

In their last game, Nick Kellogg put up 15 points in the Bobcats 86-72 loss to Akron on February 2nd. He contributes 2.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.1 points per game. The Cardinals were defeated by Bowling Green 70-59 on February 2nd despite 6 points and 7 rebounds from Matt Kamieniecki. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.0 points per game.

Ohio has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Bobcats have an edge over the Cardinals, 74 points per game to 63 points per game.

Ball State StatSmack

  • Ohio beat Ball State by 4 points the last time they played (Jan 28, 2012).
  • The Ohio basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Ball State (87% vs 63%).
  • Ohio has a better conference record than Ball State this season (6-1 vs 2-6).
  • The Ohio scoring leader (D.J Cooper) has more points than the Ball State scoring leader (Jauwan Scaife).
  • The Ohio assist leader (D.J Cooper) has more assists than the Ball State assist leader (Marcus Posley).
  • Be afraid. Ohio has blown out more teams than Ball State this season (6 blowouts vs 2).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Ohio currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (917 to 911) than Ball State, per the NCAA.
  • D.J Cooper is ranked 7th in the MAC in points, 5th in the MAC in three-pointers, 4th nationally in assists, and 3rd in the MAC in steals.
  • The Ohio blocks leader (Jon Smith) has more blocks than the Ball State blocks leader (Majok Majok).
OHIO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D.J Cooper 31 15 3 8 2 0 4
C+ Walter Offutt 30 11 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Reggie Keely 21 11 4 1 1 1 1
C+ Ivo Baltic 28 8 5 3 1 1 2
C Nick Kellogg 26 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Jon Smith 17 5 4 0 1 1 0
D+ Ricardo Johnson 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Travis Wilkins 11 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ T.J. Hall 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Stevie Taylor 10 3 0 1 1 0 1
D Kadeem Green 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
D David McKinley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Goff 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
BallSt Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Majok Majok 31 13 10 1 1 1 2
C Jauwan Scaife 31 13 3 2 1 0 2
C Jesse Berry 31 13 2 3 1 0 3
C- Chris Bond 28 8 6 1 2 1 2
D+ M. Kamieniecki 18 3 6 1 1 0 1
D Marcus Posley 21 6 2 3 1 0 2
D Zach Fields 18 4 3 0 0 0 2
D- Tyler Koch 14 2 3 1 0 0 1
F Michael Ramey 11 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Bo Calhoun 9 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Chase Brogna 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Rocco Belcaster 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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