The Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team is an intercollegiate varsity sports program of Ohio University. The team is a member of the Mid-American Conference East Division competing in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Bobcats have played their home games in the Convocation Center since 1968.
The first Ohio basketball game occurred in 1907 when the Bobcats defeated the Parkersburg YMCA 46–9. Through the 2005–06 season, Ohio has posted a .569 winning percentage over its 100-year history and a .566 winning percentage in its 61 years in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats have won six Mid-American Conference tournament titles, as well as 10 MAC regular-season titles. Prior to joining the MAC, the 'Cats won an Ohio Athletic Conference title in 1921 and three Buckeye Athletic Association championships. In addition, Ohio has played in the NCAA Tournament 13 times, appearing in 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1983, 1985, 1994, 2005, 2010 and 2012. The Bobcats have been selected for the National Invitation Tournament five times: in 1941, 1969, 1986, 1995, and 2013.
The Convocation Center
Jeff Boals and Jeff Boals