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Tony Campbell declares for NBA Draft

Will not hire agent and can return to Ohio Basketball

In an athletic department press release, Ohio junior forward Tony Campbell announced his intention to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft. He will not hire an agent in order to retain his NCAA eligibility for his 2016-17 senior season.

"The new rules pertaining to the draft are of great benefit to the student-athlete," Saul Phillips is quoted as saying in the release. "Tony is smart to utilize these rules to evaluate his standing as well as receive input as to how he can continue to develop as a player. Because he has not hired an agent, he can withdraw from the draft at any point. We are extremely supportive of Tony’s decision."

"I’m grateful to Ohio University for allowing me to go through this process to see where I stand entering the NBA... <Read More>

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@OhioMBasketball’s Campbell Declares For 2016 NBA Draft  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Morehead State ends Ohio season with late run in CBI semifinal game

Eagles advance to tournament championship series

ATHENS – In a back and forth game, Morehead State made the last move and took a 77-72 victory to end Ohio’s season in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night at The Convo.

The game featured 11 ties and 19 lead changes, with the final one coming via a 7-0 run in the span of a minute, ending just inside a minute to go.

Jaaron Simmons had 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds but also seven turnovers, and Treg Setty finished with 20 points and five rebounds in his final game with the Bobcats (23-12). Kenny Kaminski was 5 of 10 on 3-pointers for 15 points, and Antonio Campbell had 12 rebounds but was held to eight points.

Xavier Moon paced the Eagles (22-12) with 18 points, and Corban Collins and Lyonell... <Read More>

Ohio rallies from 15-point deficit with 7:30 remaining to top UNCG

Bobcats outscore Spartans 25-5 down the stretch in CBI quarterfinals

ATHENS – Huge comebacks are not reserved for the NCAA Tournament.

Trailing by 15 with seven and a half minutes to go, Ohio outscored UNC Greensboro 25-5 the rest of the way to take a 72-67 victory in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night at The Convo.

Jordan Dartis hit a tough contested go-ahead 3-pointer to complete Ohio’s comeback, and he finished with 14 points. Antonio Campbell had a monster game on the boards with 19 rebounds, and he added 17 points. Jaaron Simmons had a game-high 19 points and eight assists, moving him past D.J. Cooper for the most assists in a single season in the Mid-American Conference.

"I think it's pretty clear that deep down in their hearts this team really wants it," Ohio... <Read More>

Setty extends career, Ohio season with huge effort

Senior scores 30 points, including 12 in OT, in 94-90 CIT win over Albany

ATHENS – Ohio’s only senior, Treg Setty did not want his career to end Wednesday night.

He scored a career-high 30 points and added 10 rebounds to help Ohio hold off Albany, 94-90, in overtime in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational at The Convo.

The Great Danes’ Evan Singletary banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, but Setty scored 12 points in the extra five minutes – finishing with 23 points after halftime.

"After practice the other day I shot 1,000 shots because I said, 'I'm not going to go out. I'm not going to be a loser,'" Setty said.

For the third straight game, Ohio (22-11) got double-digit contributions from all five starters. Jaaron Simmons had 15 points and 10 assists, and Kenny Kaminski... <Read More>

Hot-shooting Bulls get win over Bobcats when it matters most

Buffalo hits 14 3-pointers in 88-74 MAC semifinal win

CLEVELAND – Hot shooting Buffalo finally beat Ohio, making 14 3-pointers in an 88-74 victory in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

After twice losing to the Bobcats in the regular season, the Bulls won when it mattered most, getting 22 points from Willie Conner and 20 more from Blake Hamilton.

Third-seeded Buffalo advances to take on No. 1 Akron in Saturday’s championship game at 7:30 p.m.

“They were a tough matchup for us in that we essentially play three forwards and they play four guards,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “Twice this year it worked out in our favor, and we would trade those two for this one in a heartbeat, I can promise you that.”

For the second straight game... <Read More>

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