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Campbell's, Dartis' hot shooting lead Bobcatsto blowout win

Ohio knocks down 14 3-pointers in 94-75 victory at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Led by Antonio Campbell and Jordan Dartis, Ohio knocked down 14 3-pointers and blew out Buffalo, 94-75, on Friday night at Alumni Arena.

Campbell hit 4 of 5 3-pointers and scored 28 points, to go along with 15 rebounds, and Dartis was 7 of 10 from long range, finishing with 23 points.

Jaaron Simmons added 13 points, six assists and six rebounds, and Treg Setty finished with 10 points for Ohio (16-8, 7-5 Mid-American Conference).

Freshman CJ Massinburg’s 36 points were not nearly enough for Buffalo (14-11, 7-5 MAC). Willie Conner and David Kadri finished with 10 and nine points, respectively.

The Bobcats ran out to a 15-5 lead in the opening minutes and never looked back. The Bulls stayed close until a 10-0 Ohio run turned a... <Read More>

Bobcats move above .500 in MAC Play

Kaminski hits go-ahead shot against Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ohio held off Ball State, 72-69, to move above .500 in Mid-American Conference play for the first time this season Tuesday night at Worthen Arena.

Kenny Kaminski hit a go-head 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining, and after two free throws by Jeremiah Davis made it 70-69, Treg Setty put Ohio up by three. Ryan Weber missed in the closing seconds for the Cardinals.

It was the Bobcat’s fourth win in their last five games.

"The growth had been incremental and seen on tape by me, and now, I think the world is seeing it,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said.

Antonio Campbell dominated again with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Kaminski was 5 of 11 on 3-poiners and scored 20 points for the Bobcats (15-8, 6-5 MAC). Setty had nine points, and... <Read More>

Simmons has 24 points, 12 assists as Ohio tops Northern Illinois

Bobcats finish strong after Huskies rally from 18-point deficit

ATHENS – Ohio built an 18-point lead, saw Northern Illinois storm back to go up by four and then finished strong to beat the Huskies, 80-69, on Saturday at The Convo.

The Bobcats (14-8, 5-5 Mid-American Conference) led 51-33 after a basket by Antonio Campbell to start the second half, before the Huskies (16-7, 5-5 MAC) came back with 12 straight points and eventually took a 65-61 lead with 6:26 remaining. Ohio, though, outscored Northern Illinois, 19-4, the rest of the way.

Jaaron Simmons was huge with 24 points and 12 assists.

"The other night I wrote in my thankfulness journal that I was thankful for Jaaron Simmons' court vision, Jaaron Simmons' toughness,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “Recently, I went through a whole list of things... <Read More>

Ohio signing class filled with offensive lineman, defensive players

Bobcats pick up 23 committments

ATHENS – Ohio’s 2016 football signing class is heavy on offensive lineman and defense.

The Bobcats had signed six offensive line and picked up 12 defensive players but only four offensive skill players – three wide receivers and a tight end - on Wednesday.

Among the 23 players signed (plus two transfers announced) is one junior college and three high school players who already have enrolled and who will participate in spring practice. Four preferred walk-ons are included in the count.

Offensive lineman Felipe Fernandez, of Tampa, Florida, is one of the highest rated players as one of four Bobcats to have a composite 247Sports rating of three stars. He committed to the Bobcats the night prior to signing day, passing on at least seven other... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Ohio Signing Day Central  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
Ohio signing day press conference (5 p.m.)  (Ohio Bobcats.com)

Akron pulls away from Ohio in final minutes

Campbell, Setty both have double-doubles in loss

ATHENS – Josh Williams had 20 points, and Isaiah Johnson finished with 18 points and nine rebounds as Mid-American Conference-leading Akron pulled away in the closing minutes for an 80-68 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell posted his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Treg Setty also had a double-double with 17 points and 10 boards for Ohio, which trailed by three with just over four minutes remaining.

After a Campbell bucket in the paint made it 63-60, Antino Jackson made it a two-possession game with a layup, and after a steal, Noah Robotham connected on two free throws. Jaaron Simmons split four free throws with a Reggie McAdams basket in between, keeping the Zips’ lead... <Read More>

Campbell's huge 2nd half leads Ohio past Kent State

Bobcats big man scores 22 of his 28 after break

ATHENS – Antonio Campbell scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Ohio knocked off first-place Kent State, 72-61, on Friday night at The Convo.

Campbell went 11 of 19 from the field and 5 of 5 at the foul line, and the Bobcats (13-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) got 12 points from Kenny Kaminski and nine each from Treg Setty and Jaaron Simmons, who dished out eight assists.

"I thought we did a very good job of battling a very strong, tough team,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “To come up even on the boards was big. Obviously, Tony Campbell was unbelievable. I thought the last two games have been huge steps forward in the maturation of this team from a toughness standpoint."

Jimmy Hall led the Golden Flashes (15-6, 6-2 MAC) with 23... <Read More>

Ohio holds on behind Simmons' record-tying performance

Point guard dishes out 17 assists; Rockets miss at the buzzer after trailing by 22

TOLEDO – Jaaron Simmons tied a school and Mid-American Conference record with 17 assists, and Ohio built a 22-point second-half lead before Toledo rallied to tie the game, but the Bobcats came away winners, 81-79, on Tuesday night at Savage Arena.

With Toledo trailing 81-77, Jaelan Sanford was fouled on a 3-pointer. He made the first two free throws and missed the third. The rebound was tipped out, swung around the perimeter, and Jonathan Williams got a solid look at a potential game-winning trey, but it rimmed out at the buzzer.

“This is probably the most happy I've been after a game since high school,” Simmons said. “To get our first true road win, in this environment -- it got pretty loud in here -- it feels great."

Following their... <Read More>

Cold-shooting 2nd half sends Ohio to big loss

Bobcats finish below 30 percent in 2nd half

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Ohio went cold in the second half, shooting just 28 percent, and Central Michigan pulled away for a 72-49 victory Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

The Chippewas, on the other hand, shot 55.6 percent after the break to blow open a 35-28 halftime lead.

Luke Meyer and Braylon Rayson had 14 points each, and Chris Fowler had 11 points and nine assists in a balanced Central Michigan offense.

Antonio Campbell had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ohio, but no one else had more than eight points for the Bobcats (11-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference). Ohio was held to its lowest scoring total of the season.

"For a big chunk of the game, we defended well enough to win it,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “The only thing we were able to... <Read More>

Simmons, Campbell lead Bobcats past Broncos

Block, Laster also step up with big efforts

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons had 24 points and nine assists, and Antonio Campbell recorded a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds as Ohio ran away in the second half with an 82-64 victory against Western Michigan on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Gavin Block had 16 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes off the bench, while Kenny Kaminski hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Ohio (11-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference).

"The storylines are pretty obvious with Tone and Jaaron, but Gavin and Mike Laster, to me, tonight, were guys who stepped up,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said.

Thomas Wilder paced the Broncos (7-11, 1-4 MAC) with 21 points, while Tucker Haymond had 15 points.

Ohio shot 57.1 percent in the second half while holding... <Read More>

Kent State holds off Ohio, 89-82

Golden Flashes use 11-0 run to take control

KENT – Kent State went on an 11-0 run in the second half to pull away for an 89-82 victory against Ohio on Saturday night at the MAC Center.

With the game tied at 46, the Golden Flashes held the Bobcats scoreless for four minutes, moving ahead, 57-46.

Antonio Campbell and Kenny Kaminski each scored 21 points for the Bobcats, who led most of the first half. Treg Setty and Gavin Block both had 12 points, and Jaaron Simmons finished with eight points and nine assists.

Xavier Pollard led Kent State (12-5, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) with 23 points, and Kellon Thomas added 20 points. Jaylin Walker scored 16, and Jimmy Hall had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Kent State pushed its second-half lead to as big as 74-58 with 6:02 remaining, but Ohio... <Read More>

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