Ohio Basketball: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

Ohio Bobcats guard Jason Preston (0) drives to the basket against Toledo Rockets guard Keshaun Saunders (24) during the first half at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Andrew Ortenberg

NCAAB · 1 year ago

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I'm an editor here at Pickswise who was raised in a household full of sports fanatics. Since I unfortunately never had LeBron James' jumping ability I wasn't able to make it to the NBA, and chose writing about sports as the next best thing. An avid sports bettor myself, I'm excited to get to write about the industry as it gets set to take off across the country. Buckle up.

With the regular season over, March Madness is right around the corner. It’s one of the best events in all of sports, and a godsend for bettors. The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is especially fun to wager on, and as the tourney gets closer we’ll be bringing you everything you need to get ready. We’ll be taking a look at all of the teams one by one, and today we’re breaking down the winner of the MAC, the Ohio Bobcats.

Ohio Bobcats Basketball

Performance last five March Madness’: Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify, Didn’t Qualify

Ranking: UR

Coach: Jeff Boals

Star player: Jason Preston

Main strengths: Scoring

Biggest weakness: Defense

Record: 16-7

Ohio Bobcats NCAA Tournament Odds

Ohio Bobcats prospects

Ohio won the MAC Tournament, and they’re a popular sleeper upset pick for this year’s March Madness. Junior guard Jason Preston is one of the more electric players in this tournament, and he’s shooting over 40 percent from three. The Bobcats rank 29th in offensive efficiency nationally per Kenpom, which is pretty impressive for a MAC school. As a team Ohio shoots 49 percent from the floor, which is also very impressive. The defense could use some work, but if they can lock in with the extra intensity of March basketball, they can definitely give Virginia a run for their money in the Round of 64.

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