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Preston has another double-double in win

Bobcats blow out D-III Heidelberg 88-50

ATHENS – Jason Preston had his second straight double-double as Ohio rolled past Division III Heidelberg 88-50 on Saturday at The Convo.

Preston finished with 16 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, while Ben Vander Plas finished with 18 points and six rebounds to lead the Bobcats (2-0). Nolan Foster had 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench, and Lunden McDay also reached double figures with 10 points.

Dylan Woods was the only player for the Student Princes (0-1) in double figures, finishing with 13 points.

Woods hit a 3-pointer to give Heidelberg a 5-1 lead, but Ohio went up 10-9 on a Preston layup with 13:32 left in the first half and did not trail again.

"It's not ideal to get off to slow starts," Ohio coach Jeff Boals aid. "We... <Read More>

Miami makes key plays to knock off Ohio 24-21

Sloman's 53-yard field goal with 5:10 remaining puts RedHawks in control of MAC East

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ATHENS – Ohio had statistical advantages in nearly every category, including big mistakes, which proved to be the difference Wednesday night against rival Miami in the 150th anniversary of college football celebration at Peden Stadium.

A pair of Bobcats fumbles in the first half, coupled with a two big offensive plays and a clutch 53-yard field goal by Sam Sloman with 5:10 remaining were enough to lift the RedHawks to a 24-21 victory that puts them in control of the Mid-American Conference East Division.

Ohio (4-5, 3-2 MAC) had more yards 374-278, more first downs 25-14, more offensive plays 73-47, and more time of possession by over 12 minutes, yet it finished the highest-attended midweek MACtion football home game with a loss that likely... <Read More>

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Dartis, Preston lift Ohio to season-opening win at St. Bonaventure

Preston dishes out 13 assists, Dartis scores 19 points

OLEAN, N.Y. – Welcome back, Jordan Dartis.

The senior sharpshooter who missed all of last season with a hip injury scored 19 points as Ohio pulled away for a 65-52 victory against St. Bonaventure to open the season Tuesday night at the Reilly Center.

Jason Preston had a double-double of 11 points and 13 assists while adding six rebounds and six steals, and Ben Vander Plas scored 12 points for the Bobcats (1-0).

Ohio, picked to finish last in the Mid-American Conference in virtually every preseason poll, held the Bonnies (0-1) to 36.4% shooting to get Jeff Boals a coaching win in his regular season debut with his alma mater.

"I'm really proud of our guys," Boals said. "No. 1, what a great atmosphere tonight. We tried to crank the noise the... <Read More>

Ohio wins exhibition game over Capital 73-49

Preston leads the way with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists

ATHENS – Jason Preston scored 17 points and added seven rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Ohio men’s basketball team opened its season with a 73-49 exhibition victory against Capital on Saturday at The Convo.

Jordan Dartis scored 13 points, while freshman Lunden McDay started and scored 12 points for the Bobcats. Ben Vander Plas had nine points and five rebounds.

It was the first game back on the floor of his alma mater for new coach Jeff Boals.

"It was a surreal feeling," Boals said. "It's a little different when you're coaching on the sidelines instead of in uniform. I've been looking forward to this opportunity for a long time and I'm really excited that I'm able to be at my alma mater, be the head coach and represent a... <Read More>

Ohio uses defense, ground game to take rainy 34-21 win over Ball State

Bobcats give Cardinals first MAC loss

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio’s defense had its best showing of the year, and on a rainy day, the offense used a dominant running game to hand Ball State its first Mid-American Conference loss of the year 34-21 on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.

The Bobcats (4-4, 3-1 MAC) racked up 316 yards rushing while holding the Cardinals to 351 yards of total offense, including no passing yards in the first half when Ohio built a 13-7 lead.

Nathan Rourke ran for a pair of scores and 127 yards on 18 carries, De’Montre Tuggle scored two touchdowns and had 50 yards on the ground, and O’Shaan Allison had a career-high 104 yards rushing.

With constant rain making it difficult to throw the ball, the Bobcats took control with their running game, nearly doubling up the... <Read More>

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