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

Ball State plays host to Ohio at Worthen Arena on Wednesday. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Cardinals are 3-3 against the Bobcats over the last four years. They fell 59-55 on 1/28/2012, the last time they met.

Ohio maintains 2nd place in the MAC while Ball State sits at 11th place.

In their last game, Jauwan Scaife put up 17 points in the Cardinals 70-59 loss to Bowling Green on February 2nd. He leads the team with 13.0 points per game. For the Bobcats, T.J. Hall finished with 12 points in the 86-72 loss to Akron on February 2nd. He contributes 1.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.9 points per game.

Ohio has a statistical edge over Ball State in one specific area, scoring, where the Bobcats have the upper hand over the Cardinals, 74 points per game to 63 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Ohio is strong in effective field goal percentage at 56.1. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 10th in the nation.

Ohio StatSmack

  • The Ball State three-point leader (Jesse Berry) has more three-pointers than the Ohio three-point leader (D.J Cooper).
  • The Ball State steals leader (Chris Bond) has more steals than the Ohio steals leader (D.J Cooper).
  • The Ball State rebounding leader (Majok Majok) has more rebounds than the Ohio rebounding leader (Ivo Baltic).
  • Chris Bond is ranked 41st nationally in steals.
  • Ball State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Ball State is 221 lbs compared to 204 lbs for Ohio.
  • At least you keep showing up. Ball State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Ohio in 29 wins since 1980.
  • Ball State can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.6 per game vs 30.6 per game) than Ohio this season.
  • Jesse Berry is ranked 4th in the MAC in three-pointers.
  • Jauwan Scaife is ranked 10th in the MAC in points and 9th in the MAC in three-pointers.
  • Majok Majok is ranked 20th nationally in rebounds.
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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