The Buckeyes rebounded, literally from a poor performance against Cincinnati to crush UT-Martin 82-60 on Tuesday. This game was where “it” all clicked for McGuff’s team. The Buckeyes, at 8-6, host the Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-7) on FRIDAY.
Here’s a profile on upcoming opponent:
Appalachian State University Mountaineers
Appalachian State University (ASU) enter Friday’s game at (2-7, 0-1) coming off a solid 83-60 win over Radford. The win snapped a 5-game losing streak. The Mountaineers are capable of good basketball, finishing last year with a record of 20-11, 13-7. The Skyhawks seem to be flexible with their starting line-ups, but don’t be surprised to see a 2G/3F or 3G/2F starting five. Regardless, the Mountaineers are a fairly short lineup, with C/F 6’2” KeKe Cooper (9.6 PPG, 8.8 RPG) as their tallest player. Guard Katie Mallow (5’9”, 9.5 PPG) contributes from the backcourt, but the player to watch is 6’1” forward Maryah Sydnor who leads the Mountaineers in scoring at 22 PPG and rebounds with 9 per game. Her shooting accuracy is impressive; 48% from the field, 41% from the perimeter and 82% from the foul line.
Here are the Appalachian State Mountaineers:
Ohio State University
The Buckeyes are coming off an impressive, “everything clicking” win over UT-Martin, 82-60. This was a ‘well’ game; they shot well, rebounded well, moved the ball well, and played defense well. Amy Scullion had a breakout (hopefully) performance and Ashley Adams got her mojo back with significant playing time and the resulting significant performance.
And, here are your Ohio State Buckeyes:
This should be another good win for Ohio State, but then we’ve seen what happens when a Big Ten team takes Appalachian State too lightly. Hopefully, the good shooting stays with this team. Hopefully, Ashley Adams will get more playing time => improved performance against a shorter team. The two things that we don’t have to ‘hope for’ is its continued tenacious defense and the wire-to-wire effort from this team.
The game is Friday at 7:00 PM EST in Value City Arena. IF you can’t make it to the game, it can be heard on radio 1460 AM.