No. 6 Ohio (24-9, 14-2 MAC) at No. 3 Denver (21-9, 16-2 WAC)
March 19th, 9:15 p.m. ET • First Meeting
• Ohio returns to the National Invitation Tournament for the first time since 1995 with a first round matchup at Denver. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. (EST) inside Magness Arena. Tuesday’s game will air across the nation on ESPN3. The Bobcats are making their school-record fourth-straight appearance in post-season tournament play (excludes MAC Tournament). Ohio has won at least one post-season tournament game in a MAC record three-straight seasons. The `Cats won NCAA Tournament games in 2010 and 2012 and grabbed a victory in the CIT in 2011. The Bobcats are 4-4 all time in the National Invitation Tournament in four appearances. Senior guard D.J. Cooper was named MAC Player of the Year. He’s the first Ohio player to earn the honor since 1995 (Gary Trent). Cooper also earned First Team All-MAC honors for the third-straight season. Cooper eclipsed the 2,000 point milestone with his third field goal at Buffalo on March 5. He is the first player in NCAA Division I history to record at least 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals in a career.