Miami (OH) vs. Ohio: Full Game Preview

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Miami (OH) vs. Ohio: Full Game Preview
Miami (OH)
(8-20, 3-12 away)
Ohio
(22-8, 15-2 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (OH)
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Miami (OH) A Roberts 12.7 W Felder 5.3 Q Rollins 3.9
Ohio D Cooper 14.1 I Baltic 4.9 D Cooper 7.3

On Saturday, Ohio hosts Miami (OH) at Convocation Center (OH). The game gets underway at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on SportsTime Ohio. The Bobcats beat the RedHawks 74-62 on Jan. 23 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.

Ohio is currently in second place in the MAC and Miami (OH) is in 11th.

In a 72-69 win over Buffalo on Mar. 5, D.J Cooper put up 24 points and five assists for the Bobcats. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (14.1), assists (7.3), and steals (2.1). For the RedHawks, Jon Harris finished with 21 points and six rebounds in the 72-58 loss to Akron on Mar. 5. He contributes 4.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 8.0 points per game.

Ohio has a statistical advantage over Miami (OH) in two key categories. The Bobcats have the upper hand over the RedHawks in assists, 18.3 per game to 12.1 per game. Additionally, Ohio has the advantage over Miami (OH) in scoring, 74.3 points per game to 63.9 points per game.

Miami (OH) StatSmack

  • The Ohio three-point leader (D.J Cooper, 66 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Miami three-point leader (Allen Roberts, 45 three-pointers).
  • Ohio has a better record in close games than Miami this season (5-2 vs. 2-6).
  • Ohio has a better record on the road than Miami this season (7-6 vs. 3-12).
  • Ohio is a better shooting team (47.7 percent vs. 43.3 percent) than Miami this season.
  • The Ohio scoring leader (D.J Cooper, 423 points) has more points than the Miami scoring leader (Allen Roberts, 343 points).
  • Ohio is ranked higher than Miami in the MAC (No. 2 vs. No. 11).
  • Ohio has a better record at home than Miami this season (15-2 vs. 5-8).
  • Over the past 10 years, Ohio has had more players drafted by the NBA than Miami (one vs. zero).
  • Jon Smith is ranked 6th in the MAC in blocks.
  • The Ohio blocks leader (Jon Smith, 44 blocks) has more blocks than the Miami blocks leader (Will Felder, 28 blocks).
  • Ohio is better under pressure, and has defeated Miami in nine out of the last 15 games decided by five points or fewer.
MIA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Will Felder 27 11 5 1 1 1 2
C Bill Edwards 20 9 3 2 1 0 2
C Allen Roberts 28 13 2 2 1 0 2
C- Jon Harris 25 8 4 1 1 0 1
C- Quinten Rollins 29 5 3 4 2 0 2
D+ Reggie Johnson 26 8 2 1 1 0 2
D+ G. McKnight 20 6 2 2 1 0 2
D Drew McGhee 12 5 2 0 0 0 1
D Will Sullivan 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Vince Legarza 10 2 2 1 0 0 0
F Josh Sewell 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Jared Tadlock 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
OHIO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D.J Cooper 31 14 3 7 2 0 4
C+ Reggie Keely 23 12 5 1 1 1 1
C+ Walter Offutt 30 11 4 2 1 0 2
C Ivo Baltic 26 8 5 2 1 1 2
C Nick Kellogg 26 8 2 2 1 0 1
C Jon Smith 16 5 3 0 1 1 0
D+ T.J. Hall 14 5 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Ricardo Johnson 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Travis Wilkins 13 4 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Stevie Taylor 10 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Kadeem Green 5 3 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
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