2009–10 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

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2009–10 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.png
MAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2009–10 record 22–15 (7–9 MAC)
Head coach John Groce
Assistant coach Chris Holtmann
Assistant coach Ramon Williams
Assistant coach Dustin Ford
Home arena Convocation Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Ohio Bobcats basketball team represented Ohio University in the college basketball season of 2009–10. The team was coached by John Groce and played their homes game at the Convocation Center.

At the end of the regular season Ohio was seeded 9th in the 2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament with a conference record of 7–9. However, the Bobcats reeled off four straight wins to win the MAC Tournament, including an overtime win over Akron in the championship game. The victory earned them an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. On Selection Sunday they were given the 14 seed in the Midwest region and slated to play the 3 seed Georgetown.

In a huge upset, the Bobcats dominated the Hoyas almost the whole game in the first round of the NCAA tournament, beating them 97–83. The win was Ohio's first NCAA Tournament win since 1983, when they toppled Illinois State in the first round. The Bobcats advanced to face the #6 seed Tennessee. They were knocked off by Tennessee 83–67 to finish the season 22–15.

Before the season[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

The Ohio Bobcats lost six players from last year's team. Out of those six players, three were starters and two players recorded over 10 points per game. Jerome Tillman, who averaged 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Bobcats, now plays for the French team ÉS Chalon-sur-Saône[1] The other two starters that departed from last year's team were Justin Orr and Michael Allen. Ohio has recruited six players to replace those players for the current season.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ivo Baltic
PF
Kansas City, MO Park Hill South HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Apr 6, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
D. J. Cooper
PG
Chicago, IL Seton Academy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 22, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Marquis Horne
SF
Cincinnati, OH Princeton HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Sep 7, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Reggie Keely
PF
University Heights, OH Cleveland Heights HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Sep 22, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
James Kinney
PG
Champaign, IL Centennial HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Oct 6, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Following Ohio's exhibition win against Ashland on November 13, John Groce announced that Marquis Horne had left the team for, "personal reasons." Horne accrued 15 points and 10 rebounds in his two exhibition games as a Bobcat.[2]

James (Jay) Kinney was dismissed from the team on February 12, 2010 due to repeated violation of team rules and policies.[3]

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 11 Adedipe, AdetunjiAdetunji Adedipe 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Orange, Ohio
F 3 Baltic, IvoIvo Baltic 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr Kansas City, Missouri
G 0 Bassett, ArmonArmon Bassett 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Terre Haute, Indiana
G 2 Coleman, StevenSteven Coleman Injured (S) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Melbourne, Florida
G 5 Cooper, D. J.D. J. Cooper 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Chicago, Illinois
F 24 Freeman, TommyTommy Freeman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Muncie, Indiana
F 30 Keely, ReggieReggie Keely 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 263 lb (119 kg) Fr University Heights, Ohio
F 32 Kellogg, AlexAlex Kellogg (I) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Westerville, Ohio
G 4 McKinley, DavidDavid McKinley 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 156 lb (71 kg) Fr Dublin, Ohio
F 44 Sayles, AsownAsown Sayles (Redshirt.svg) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 228 lb (103 kg) RS Jr McKeesport, Pennsylvania
C 12 van Kempen, KennethKenneth van Kempen 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 249 lb (113 kg) Sr Weert, The Netherlands
F 1 Washington, DeVaughnDeVaughn Washington 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Virginia Beach, Virginia
Head coach

John Groce

Assistant coach(es)

Chris Holtmann
Ramon Williams
Dustin Ford


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

Roster
Last update: 2010-02-14

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
John Groce Head Coach Taylor University 1994
Chris Holtmann Assistant Coach Taylor University 1994
Dustin Ford Assistant Coach Ohio University 2001
Ramon Williams Assistant Coach Virginia Military Institute 1990
Aaron Fuss Director of Operations Ohio State University 2005

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
October 30* 7:00 p.m. Taylor Convocation CenterAthens, Ohio
(Exhibition)
  W 76–40  1,217  
November 7* 2:00 p.m. Ashland Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio
(Exhibition)
W 63–53  2,019  
Regular Season
November 13* 7:00 p.m. Ohio Valley Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 101–72
Stats 
3,189 1–0
November 15* 4:00 p.m. Middle Tennessee State Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio
(Global Sports Invitational)
W 81–68
Stats 
3,355 2–0
November 17* 7:00 p.m. North Carolina A&T Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio
(Global Sports Invitational)
W 93–83
Stats 
3,822 3–0
November 23* 7:00 p.m. Lamar Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio
(Global Sports Invitational)
W 71–46 
Stats
3,827 4–0
November 28* 7:30 p.m. vs. Marshall Charleston Civic CenterCharleston, West Virginia
(Global Sports Invitational)
WSAZ-TV
WTAP-TV
L 53–60
Stats 
2,515 4–1
December 6* 3:00 p.m. at Tulsa Reynolds CenterTulsa, Oklahoma L 80–81
Stats 
4,886 4–2
December 9* 7:00 p.m. Austin Peay Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio L 66–68
Stats 
3,086 4–3
December 12* 2:00 p.m. at Delaware Bob Carpenter CenterNewark, Delaware W 86–70
Stats 
2,269 5–3
December 16* 7:00 p.m. Illinois State Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 75–57
Stats 
3,694 6–3
December 19* 2:30 p.m. Eastern Kentucky Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 74–62
Stats 
3,714 7–3
December 22* 7:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania ESPN Regional
FSN Pittsburgh
L 49–74
Stats 
9,261 7–4
December 29* 7:00 p.m. Elon Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 71–59
Stats 
4,822 8–4
January 2* 7:00 p.m. at Robert Morris Charles L. Sewall CenterMoon Township, Pennsylvania L 79–81
Stats 
763 8–5
January 6* 7:00 p.m. vs. IUPUI Conseco Field HouseIndianapolis, Indiana W 63–62
Stats 
1,450 9–5
January 9 2:00 p.m. Kent State Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio L 60–62
Stats 
8,359 9–6 (0–1)
January 13 7:00 p.m. Akron Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio L 62–67
Stats 
6,834 9–7 (0–2)
January 16 12:00 p.m. at Miami (Ohio) Millett HallOxford, Ohio ESPNU L 67–79
Stats 
2,204 9–8 (0–3)
January 20 7:00 p.m. at Bowling Green Anderson ArenaBowling Green, Ohio L 57–65
Stats 
1,585 9–9 (0–4)
January 23 2:00 p.m. Buffalo Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio FS Ohio W 99–77
Stats 
10,689 10–9 (1–4)
January 27 8:00 p.m. at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, Illinois W 99–84
Stats 
1,498 11–9 (2–4)
January 31 2:00 p.m. Ball State Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio L 66–67
Stats OT
5,596 11–10 (2–5)
February 4 7:00 p.m. at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, Ohio W 65–58
Stats OT
3,408 12–10 (3–5)
February 6 4:30 p.m. at Eastern Michigan Convocation CenterYpsilanti, Michigan L 61–70
Stats 
1,362 12–11 (3–6)
February 9 7:00 p.m. Western Michigan Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 90–74
Stats 
2,880 13–11 (4–6)
February 11 7:00 p.m. Central Michigan Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 89–76
Stats 
4,051 14–11 (5–6)
February 14 2:00 p.m. at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, Ohio L 88–91
Stats 2OT
3,469 14–12 (5–7)
February 17 7:00 p.m. at Kent State Memorial Athletic and Convocation CenterKent, Ohio L 67–74
Stats 
3,763 14–13 (5–8)
February 20* 4:00 p.m. Wright State Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio
(ESPNU BracketBusters)
W 64–59
Stats 
8,164 15–13
February 24 7:00 p.m. Miami (Ohio) Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 70–68
Stats 
7,044 16–13 (6–8)
February 27 7:00 p.m. at Buffalo Alumni ArenaBuffalo, New York L 69–72
Stats 
2,321 16–14 (6–9)
March 4 7:00 p.m. Bowling Green Convocation Center • Athens, Ohio W 82–60
Stats 
6,792 17–14 (7–9)
MAC Tournament
March 7 2:00 p.m. at Ball State John E. Worthen ArenaMuncie, Indiana
(First Round)
W 85–77
Stats OT
2,667 18–14
March 11 7:00 p.m. vs. Kent State Quicken Loans ArenaCleveland, Ohio
(Quarterfinals)
FS Ohio W 81–64
Stats 
4,125 19–14
March 12 9:30 p.m. vs. Miami (Ohio) Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, Ohio
(Semifinals)
FS Ohio W 54–42
Stats 
5,089 20–14
March 13 6:00 p.m. vs. Akron Quicken Loans Arena • Cleveland, Ohio
(Championship)
ESPN2 W 81–75
Stats OT
9,533 21–14
NCAA Tournament
March 18* 7:25 p.m. vs. #12 Georgetown Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, Rhode Island
(First Round)
CBS W 97–83
Stats 
10,788 22–14
March 20* 3:35 p.m. vs. #15 Tennessee Dunkin' Donuts Center • Providence, Rhode Island
(Second Round)
CBS L 68–83
Stats 
11,271 22–15
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les effectifs" [Staffing] (in French). 2009-02-10. 
  2. ^ Breaking News: Horne Leaves Bobcats, 2009-11-13, retrieved 2009-11-18 
  3. ^ BREAKING: Kinney dismissed from basketball team, 2010-02-13, retrieved 2010-02-14