Oklahoma Basketball Opponent Watch: The Ohio Bobcats

USA TODAY Sports

The Bobcats have the potential to be an offensive juggernaut. This is a squad that found themselves in the Big Dance last season as they boogied their way into the Sweet 16. From that squad they have returned their top 9 leading scorers.

The Oklahoma Sooners will play host to the Ohio Bobcats this evening on the hardwood in the midst of college football's bowl season. While many fans will be glued to the tube for the soul reason of watching the tail-end of football, the Sooners and the Bobcats will have an interesting matchup. So who are the Bobcats?

Ohio hasn't played a game in the last seven days. However, against their most recent opponent, they set several season highs. These season highs came in points as the Bobcats posted a 93 on the scoreboard (average 73.8 points per game) with 35 field goals made along with 29 assists (tied a school record).

The Bobcats have the potential to be an offensive juggernaut. This is a squad that found themselves in the Big Dance last season as they boogied their way into the Sweet 16. From that squad they have returned their top 9 leading scorers.

On the season, Ohio is shooting 47.4% from the field while drilling 36.7% of their shots from beyond the arc. They are led by D.J. Cooper, the center piece of this offense. Cooper averages 14.3 points per game but is also dishing out 7.9 dimes. The only other Bobcat to average double digits in scoring is Walter Offutt. Opponents will need to be active in the passing lanes as well as play solid man-to-man defense as scoring comes from a multitude of players

The most decisive stat-line for Ohio has become turnovers. The Bobcats are 7-1 when opponents commit 20+ turnovers. However, they have yet to win a true road game this season. Ohio will be looking to reverse that trend as they travel to Norman, OK to take on the Sooners at 7pm CST.

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