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2018–19 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team represented Ohio University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bobcats, led by fifth-year head coach Saul Phillips, played their home games at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 14–17 overall, 6–12 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division. As the No. 10 seed in the MAC Tournament, they were defeated in the first round by Northern Illinois.

2018–19 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018–19 record14–17 (6–12 MAC)
Head coachSaul Phillips (5th season)
Assistant coachWill Ryan
Assistant coachJason Kemp
Assistant coachJared Swanson
Home arenaConvocation Center
Seasons
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 15 Buffalo 16 2   .889     32 4   .889
Bowling Green 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Kent State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Akron 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Miami (OH) 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Ohio 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
West
Toledo 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
Central Michigan 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Eastern Michigan 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     17 17   .500
Ball State 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Western Michigan 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2019 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

On March 13, 2019, head coach Saul Phillips was fired.[1] He finished his five-year tenure at Ohio with an 81–77 overall record. Five days later, the school named Ohio alum Jeff Boals, head coach at Stony Brook, as their new head coach.[2]

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Previous seasonEdit

The Bobcats finished the 2017–18 season 14–17, 7–11 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Tournament to Miami (OH).

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Zach Butler 0 G 6'3" 193 Freshman Spartanburg, SC Transferred to Florida SouthWestern State College
Antonio Bisutti 10 G 6'2" 192 Senior Dublin, OH Graduated

RosterEdit

2018–19 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 3, 2018
3:30 pm
Rio Grande W 93–58 
Convocation Center 
Athens, OH
Non-conference regular season
November 7, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Wilberforce W 97–61  1–0
Convocation Center (4,032)
Athens, OH
November 12, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Campbell W 81–73  2–0
Convocation Center (4,312)
Athens, OH
November 16, 2017*
4:30 pm
vs. South Florida
Jamaica Classic
L 46–73  2–1
Montego Bay Convention Centre 
Montego Bay, Jamaica
November 18, 2018*
6:30 pm
vs. Loyola Marymount
Jamaica Classic
L 56–65  2–2
Montego Bay Convention Centre 
Montego Bay, Jamaica
November 24, 2018*
2:00 pm
Austin Peay W 85–82 OT 3–2
Convocation Center (3,474)
Athens, OH
November 27, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Iona W 89–65  4–2
Convocation Center (5,227)
Athens, OH
December 1, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPN+
Marshall W 101-84  5–2
Convocation Center (6,301)
Athens, OH
December 5, 2018*
6:30 pm, FS1
at Xavier L 61–82  5–3
Cintas Center (10,405)
Cincinnati, OH
December 8, 2018*
3:30 pm, ESPN3
Radford W 78–69  6–3
Convocation Center (5,974)
Athens, OH
December 15, 2018*
1:00 pm
at Detroit Mercy W 63–61  7–3
Calihan Hall (1,656)
Detroit, MI
December 20, 2018*
7:00 pm, BTN
at Purdue L 67–95  7–4
Mackey Arena (13,840)
West Lafayette, IN
December 30, 2018*
2:00 pm
Florida International W 68-66  8-4
Convocation Center (3,451)
Athens, OH
MAC regular season
January 5, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Northern Illinois L 66-72 OT 8-5
(0-1)
Convocation Center (5,121)
Athens, OH
January 8, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Bowling Green L 63-82  8-6
(0-2)
Stroh Center (1,442)
Bowling Green, OH
January 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Ball State W 70-52  9-6
(1-2)
Worthen Arena (4,076)
Muncie, IN
January 15, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Kent State L 52-66  9-7
(1-3)
Convocation Center (6,560)
Athens, OH
January 18, 2019
7:00 pm, CBSSN
at Toledo L 52-75  9-8
(1-4)
Savage Arena (5,037)
Toledo, OH
January 22, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Western Michigan W 81-76  10-8
(2-4)
Convocation Center (6,029)
Athens, OH
January 26, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Ball State W 78-74  11-8
(3-4)
Convocation Center (6,556)
Athens, OH
January 29, 2019
6:00 pm
Northern Illinois L 60-71  11-9
(3-5)
NIU Convocation Center (737)
Athens, OH
February 2, 2019
3:30 pm, ESPN+
Akron L 53-65  11-10
(3-6)
Convocation Center (7,887)
Athens, OH
February 9, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Miami (OH) L 59-79  11-11
(3-7)
Millett Hall (2,319)
Oxford, OH
February 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Kent State L 57-66  11-12
(3-8)
Convocation Center (5,522)
Athens, OH
February 16, 2019
4:30 pm, ESPN+
at Central Michigan L 80-87  11-13
(3-9)
McGuirk Arena (2,466)
Mount Pleasant, MI
February 19, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
No. 25 Buffalo L 67-114  11-14
(3-10)
Alumni Arena 
Amherst, NY
February 22, 2019
6:30 pm, CBSSN
Bowling Green W 92-87 OT 12-14
(4-10)
Convocation Center (6,008)
Athens, OH
February 26, 2019
4:30 pm, ESPN+
at Kent State L 73-78  12-15
(4-11)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,891)
Kent, OH
March 2, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN+
at Akron W 73-49  13-15
(5-11)
James A. Rhodes Arena (2,714)
Akron, OH
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
No. 19 Buffalo L 79-82  13-16
(5-12)
Convocation Center (5,834)
Athens, OH
March 8, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Miami (OH)   
Convocation Center 
Athens, OH
MAC Tournament
March 11, 2019
TBA
TBA   
 
 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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