The Ohio University Bobcats have been to the NCAA Tournament 13 times in school history. They made it to the Sweet Sixteen three times (1960, 1964 and 2012) and the Elite once (1964). The Bobcats have also been to the NIT on five occasions, advancing to the finals in 1941. They have also been to the CBI, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2008 and the CIT twice, advancing to the quarterfinals in both 2011 and 2014.
Ohio plays their home games at the Convocation Center on campus in Athens that opened in 1968 and holds over 13,000 fans. It is an old building, but it has a lot of the new amenities such as chair back seats and video boards. The food is also great at the Convocation center where you can order sausages, hot dogs, pizza and popcorn while watching a great college basketball game.
The Bobcats play in the Mid-American Conference which includes many great rivals such as Akron, Miami OH, Toledo, Kent State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Ball State, Northern Illinois, Buffalo and Bowling Green. These teams will be trying to win the MAC Tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The winner gets an automatic bid to the Big Dance. The winner of the regular season will also automatically qualify for the postseason as well, so the action at the Convocation Center will be intense all season long.
Some of the great players to play for the Bobcats include Gary Trent, Brandon Hunter, Snoopy Graham, Dave Jamerson and many more. Is the next Bobcat to play in the NBA on this year’s team? Come out to the Convocation Center and find out.
Courtesy of Sportstechie.com