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Vander Plas' career game not enough for Ohio to overcome poor FT shooting

Freshman forward has 24 points, 13 rebounds, but Bobcats go 4 of 13 at line

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Ben Vander Plas’ career-high 24 points, 13 rebounds and four assists were not enough for Ohio to overcome a 4-of-13 free-throw shooting day as Ohio dropped an 87-80 decision to Central Michigan on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

Conversely, the Chippewas went 28 of 35 from the foul line as all five starters scored in double figures to account for all but two of the team’s points. Shawn Roundtree was 10 of 11 on free throws on his way to 22 points.

Teyvion Kirk and Jason Carter had 13 points each for the Bobcats, but they were a combined 1 for 6 at the foul line with 11 turnovers. Carter had 10 rebounds. Jason Preston added 11 points and four assists.

Carter’s layup with 3:42 remaining got Ohio to within 75-72. Antonio... <Read More>

Bobcats can't take advantage of fast start

Eastern Michigan recovers after going down 12-0 early

ATHENS – Ohio’s hot start and late push were not enough as it dropped a 66-57 decision to Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats scored the game’s first 12 points and closed on a 16-6 run but got outscored 60-29 in between, in large part due to its continued offensive struggles. They shot 41.8 percent in the game and just 25 percent on 3-pointers.

Jason Carter and Teyvion Kirk scored 18 points each as the only Ohio players in double figures. The rest of the team combined to go 8 of 27.

Elijah Minnie had 19 points, while James Thompson IV had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Eagles (11-13, 5-6 Mid-American Conference).

Kirk had six of his points during Ohio’s 12-0 run in the first six minutes of the game. Eastern... <Read More>

Miami answers Ohio's 2nd half run, wins by 20

Bobcats get within 6 after trailing by 20 at the break

OXFORD – Down by 20 at halftime, Ohio made a run to get within six, but Miami answered and ran away with a 79-59 victory Saturday at Millet Hall.

After the RedHawks built a 47-27 halftime lead, the Bobcats began the second half strong, getting to within 53-47 with 13 minutes remaining. Miami, though, answered with a 9-0 run in the next minute and a half and had no trouble after that.

Teyvion Kirk led the Bobcats (11-11, 3-7 Mid-American Conference) with 18 points, six rebounds and five steals but also six turnovers, and Jason Carter had 16 points and six rebounds. The Bobcats struggled offensively again, shooting 35.6 percent (21 of 59) from the field and 52.4 percent (11 of 21) from the foul line.

"We had a few turnovers and a couple... <Read More>

Akron spoils Convo celebration with blowout of Ohio

Bobcats struggle on offense again

ATHENS – Ohio made just one of its first 11 shots as Akron cruised to a 65-53 victory to spoil the Bobcats’ celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Convo on Saturday.

Ohio scored just three points in the first eight minutes, and although it rallied to within three, Akron led by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Jason Carter had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio but no one else was in double figures. The rest of the Bobcats (11-10, 3-6 Mid-American Conference) combined to shoot 13 of 39 (33.3 percent) from the field.

"Tough night for us again offensively," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "We need more point production out of more people."

Jimond Ivey had 19 points and nine rebounds, Daniel Utomi scored 16 points, and Loren... <Read More>

Bobcats go cold in 2nd half of loss to Huskies

Northern Illinois goes on late 10-1 run to take win

DeKALB, Ill. – Ohio led with seven minutes to go but Northern Illinois closed strong to take a 71-60 victory Tuesday night at The Convocation Center in DeKalb.

With the Huskies trailing 50-49, Dante Thorpe’s 3-pointer with 6:52 remaining gave his team the lead for good by sparking a 10-1 run.

Jason Carter led the Bobcats (11-9, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) with 15 points but he did not score only took one shot in the final 11 minutes. Teyvion Kirk finished with 10 points.

Thrope went 4 for 4 from long range and scored 20 points for Northern Illinois (12-9, 5-3 MAC). Eugene German had 15 points and six assists, and Levi Bradley finished with 14 points.

Northern Illinois built a 19-12 lead early in the game, but Ohio responded to tie the... <Read More>

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