2009–10 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team

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2009–10 Ohio Bobcats men's basketball
Ohio Bobcats wordmark.svg
MAC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division 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
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 men's 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]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/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 Hometown
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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 30*
7:00 p.m.
Taylor
Exhibition
W 76–40   
Convocation Center (1,217)
Athens, Ohio
November 7*
2:00 p.m.
Ashland
Exhibition
W 63–53   
Convocation Center (2,019)
Athens, Ohio
Regular Season
November 13*
7:00 p.m.
Ohio Valley W 101–72
Stats
 
1–0
Convocation Center (3,189)
Athens, Ohio
November 15*
4:00 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State
Global Sports Invitational
W 81–68
Stats
 
2–0
Convocation Center (3,355)
Athens, Ohio
November 17*
7:00 p.m.
North Carolina A&T
Global Sports Invitational
W 93–83
Stats
 
3–0
Convocation Center (3,822)
Athens, Ohio
November 23*
7:00 p.m.
Lamar
Global Sports Invitational
W 71–46 
Stats
4–0
Convocation Center (3,827)
Athens, Ohio
November 28*
7:30 p.m., WSAZ-TV
WTAP-TV
vs. Marshall
Global Sports Invitational
L 53–60
Stats
 
4–1
Charleston Civic Center (2,515)
Charleston, West Virginia
December 6*
3:00 p.m.
at Tulsa L 80–81
Stats
 
4–2
Reynolds Center (4,886)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
December 9*
7:00 p.m.
Austin Peay L 66–68
Stats
 
4–3
Convocation Center (3,086)
Athens, Ohio
December 12*
2:00 p.m.
at Delaware W 86–70
Stats
 
5–3
Bob Carpenter Center (2,269)
Newark, Delaware
December 16*
7:00 p.m.
Illinois State W 75–57
Stats
 
6–3
Convocation Center (3,694)
Athens, Ohio
December 19*
2:30 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky W 74–62
Stats
 
7–3
Convocation Center (3,714)
Athens, Ohio
December 22*
7:00 p.m., ESPN Regional
FSN Pittsburgh
at Pittsburgh L 49–74
Stats
 
7–4
Petersen Events Center (9,261)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
December 29*
7:00 p.m.
Elon W 71–59
Stats
 
8–4
Convocation Center (4,822)
Athens, Ohio
January 2*
7:00 p.m.
at Robert Morris L 79–81
Stats
 
8–5
Charles L. Sewall Center (763)
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
January 6*
7:00 p.m.
vs. IUPUI W 63–62
Stats
 
9–5
Conseco Field House (1,450)
Indianapolis, Indiana
January 9
2:00 p.m.
Kent State L 60–62
Stats
 
9–6
(0–1)
Convocation Center (8,359)
Athens, Ohio
January 13
7:00 p.m.
Akron L 62–67
Stats
 
9–7
(0–2)
Convocation Center (6,834)
Athens, Ohio
January 16
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Miami (Ohio) L 67–79
Stats
 
9–8
(0–3)
Millett Hall (2,204)
Oxford, Ohio
January 20
7:00 p.m.
at Bowling Green L 57–65
Stats
 
9–9
(0–4)
Anderson Arena (1,585)
Bowling Green, Ohio
January 23
2:00 p.m., FS Ohio
Buffalo W 99–77
Stats
 
10–9
(1–4)
Convocation Center (10,689)
Athens, Ohio
January 27
8:00 p.m.
at Northern Illinois W 99–84
Stats
 
11–9
(2–4)
Convocation Center (1,498)
DeKalb, Illinois
January 31
2:00 p.m.
Ball State L 66–67
Stats
 OT
11–10
(2–5)
Convocation Center (5,596)
Athens, Ohio
February 4
7:00 p.m.
at Toledo W 65–58
Stats
 OT
12–10
(3–5)
Savage Arena (3,408)
Toledo, Ohio
February 6
4:30 p.m.
at Eastern Michigan L 61–70
Stats
 
12–11
(3–6)
Convocation Center (1,362)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 9
7:00 p.m.
Western Michigan W 90–74
Stats
 
13–11
(4–6)
Convocation Center (2,880)
Athens, Ohio
February 11
7:00 p.m.
Central Michigan W 89–76
Stats
 
14–11
(5–6)
Convocation Center (4,051)
Athens, Ohio
February 14
2:00 p.m.
at Akron L 88–91
Stats
 2OT
14–12
(5–7)
James A. Rhodes Arena (3,469)
Akron, Ohio
February 17
7:00 p.m.
at Kent State L 67–74
Stats
 
14–13
(5–8)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,763)
Kent, Ohio
February 20*
4:00 p.m.
Wright State
ESPNU BracketBusters
W 64–59
Stats
 
15–13
Convocation Center (8,164)
Athens, Ohio
February 24
7:00 p.m.
Miami (Ohio) W 70–68
Stats
 
16–13
(6–8)
Convocation Center (7,044)
Athens, Ohio
February 27
7:00 p.m.
at Buffalo L 69–72
Stats
 
16–14
(6–9)
Alumni Arena (2,321)
Buffalo, New York
March 4
7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green W 82–60
Stats
 
17–14
(7–9)
Convocation Center (6,792)
Athens, Ohio
MAC Tournament
March 7
2:00 p.m.
at Ball State
First Round
W 85–77
Stats
 OT
18–14
John E. Worthen Arena (2,667)
Muncie, Indiana
March 11
7:00 p.m., FS Ohio
vs. Kent State
Quarterfinals
W 81–64
Stats
 
19–14
Quicken Loans Arena (4,125)
Cleveland, Ohio
March 12
9:30 p.m., FS Ohio
vs. Miami (Ohio)
Semifinals
W 54–42
Stats
 
20–14
Quicken Loans Arena (5,089)
Cleveland, Ohio
March 13
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Akron
Championship
W 81–75
Stats
 OT
21–14
Quicken Loans Arena (9,533)
Cleveland, Ohio
NCAA Tournament
March 18*
7:25 p.m., CBS
vs. No. 12 Georgetown
First Round
W 97–83
Stats
 
22–14
Dunkin' Donuts Center (10,788)
Providence, Rhode Island
March 20*
3:35 p.m., CBS
vs. No. 15 Tennessee
Second Round
L 68–83
Stats
 
22–15
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,271)
Providence, Rhode Island
*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