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Miami-Ohio preview


Who: Ohio (13-5, 4-0 MAC East) at Miami (7-9, 2-2 MAC East)

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Millett Hall, Oxford

Radio: 1450, 1230, 980, 101.3

TV: Time Warner Cable SportsChannel

Probable Ohio starters: Ivo Baltic, 6-9, Sr., F, 8.9; Reggie Keely, 6-9, Sr., F, 11.4; Walter Offutt, 6-4, Sr., G, 11.7; D.J. Cooper, 6-0, Sr., G, 13.9; Nick Kellogg, 6-3, Jr., G, 8.4

Probable Miami starters: Will Felder, 6-7, Jr., F, 10.9; Quinten Rollins, 6-0, Jr., G, 5.6; Allen Roberts, 6-3, Jr., G, 13.1; Reggie Johnson, 6-1, Fr., G, 9.2; Will Sullivan, 6-3, So., G, 3.9

About Ohio: The Bobcats returned all five starters from a squad that went 29-8 and reached the NCAA Sweet 16 last season. … Ohio tops the MAC in field-goal percentage (48.5) and 3-point percentage (37.0) while shooting 70.2 percent from the foul line. The Bobcats are scoring 74.8 points while giving up an average of 63.2 this season. … Baltic is No. 1 on Ohio’s balanced rebounding list with a 5.2 average. … Ohio is second-to-last in the conference in rebounding margin (minus 2.9), ahead of only Miami (minus 7.6). … The Bobcats’ best percentage shooters are 6-8 sophomore Kadeem Green (72.2), Keely (68.4), 6-6 junior Jon Smith (63.5) and Baltic (53.2).

About Miami: The RedHawks trail 99-91 in this series and have lost five of their last eight games against the Bobcats. … Felder has been a double-digit scorer in the last seven contests, averaging 13.6 points during that stretch. He hasn’t shot below 50 percent in a game since hitting 2 of 5 attempts against Wright State on Dec. 19. … MU center Drew McGhee leads the MAC in field-goal percentage (72.2) in conference-only games. … A win today would be the RedHawks’ 600th in 66 years of MAC play. They are 599-353 in conference matchups.

Coach John Cooper on Ohio: “One of the most impressive things to me in watching them is not only their ability to score from all five positions on the court, but their unselfishness and ability to pass the basketball. You can see their ability to pass, catch, shoot and think on the court. They’ve got it all covered. They’ve really got a lot of different ways to beat you.”


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