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Bobcats rally for gritty 4-overtime victory against Indiana State

Ohio overcomes a pair of large deficits to finish Charleston Classic with a win


CHARLESTON, S.C. – Ohio rallied from 18 down in the second half, from nine down in the second overtime and eventually outlasted Indiana State, 96-94, in four overtimes in the seventh-place game of the Charleston Classic on Sunday at T.D. Arena.

The already short-handed and undersized Bobcats (2-2) lost top reserve forward Kevin Mickle in the first half to an injury and then had two players foul out, but managed to win for the first time in the tournament. Mike Laster led the way with 25 points, while Jordan Dartis scored 21 points, and Teyvion Kirk finished with 20.

Laster’s layup with 1:35 left in the final overtime gave Ohio the lead for good. Trey Knight III made the second of two free throws, and Gavin Block gave the Bobcats a cushion... <Read More>





Cunningham, Davis lead Dayton past Ohio

Bobcats drop 2nd straight game in Charleston Classic


CHARLESTON, S.C. – Josh Cunningham and Darrell Davis combined for 43 points to lead Dayton to a 79-65 victory against Ohio in a consolation round game in the Charleston Classic on Friday evening at TD Arena.

The short-handed and undersized Bobcats again had trouble defending the post, with the 6-7 Cunningham scoring 18 points and grabbing 19 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end. Davis, a 6-5 guard, had 25 points.

The Fliers (2-1) got separation late in the first half with an 8-0 run and held a lead of around 10 points the rest of the way.

Gavin Block’s 3-pointer at the 5:58 mark in the first half cut Dayton’s advantage to 28-27, but Cunningham and Davis followed with consecutive 3s of their own, and Xeyrius Williams followed with... <Read More>





Ohio's rally in final minutes falls short against Clemson

Block scores 19 of his 22 points in 2nd half


CHARLESTON, S.C. – Despite being short-handed in the post, Ohio hung tough but came up short, 81-76, against Clemson on Thursday evening in the first round of the Charleston Classic at TD Arena.

After trailing by as many as 16 points, the Bobcats got as close as four down the stretch, but the Tigers were able to close it out to advance to the second round to take on Hofstra, which knocked off Dayton, 72-69. Ohio (1-1) will play the Fliers.

Playing without top returning forward Jason Carter, out with a lower leg injury, as well as two injured freshman forwards, Ohio – led by Gavin Block – shot well enough down the stretch to get back in the game. Block scored 19 of his 22 points after the break and finished 6 of 12 on 3-pointers with a... <Read More>





Freshman Kirk helps Ohio hold off Alabama A&M in opener

Bobcats' 19-point lead shrinks to 4 late


ATHENS – Freshman point guard Teyvion Kirk scored 16 points, and Ohio held off Alabama A&M, 61-53, to open the basketball season Saturday at The Convo.

Playing without Jason Carter, the Bobcats also got 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals from Gavin Block.

"It's going to be really important for our young guys in particular to take away the fact that we did hold them to 33-34 percent shooting for the game," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "We did hold them to 21 percent on threes, so there's some positive in that.”

Ohio (1-0) led 53-34 with 7:18 remaining before Alabama A&M made it interesting in the final minutes by getting to within four on a 17-2 run, capped by an Arthur Johnson 3-pointer with 1:50 to go. The Bulldogs... <Read More>





Mickle leads Ohio in exhibition win over Capital

Bobcats put 5 players in double figures


ATHENS – Graduate transfer Kevin Mickle scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures in Ohio’s 80-57 exhibition victory against Capital on Saturday at The Convo.

Mickle was 8-of-13 shooting and added eight rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.

"He's been very good every day in practice," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "Just with him running the court alone changes the dynamic of this team. We can play off of him. He's been very consistent.”

Starters Jason Carter, Mike Laster and Jordan Dartis had 11 points apiece, and freshman Teyvion Kirk had 10 points as a reserve.

Ohio coach Saul Phillips went with a nine-man rotation, and virtually every player contributed in some way. In addition to Carter, Laster and Dartis, Doug Taylor... <Read More>





Ohio basketball roster set for next season

Bobcats pick up Kirk, Mickle in place of transfers


ATHENS – With the recent announcement that senior Antonio Campbell will not be granted a medical redshirt season after suffering an injury that cost him the last half of the year, the Ohio men’s basketball roster presumably is set for 2017-18.

Since the end of last season, the Bobcat lost three players as graduate transfers: starting point guard Jaaron Simmons and reserve forwards Khari Harley and Wadly Mompremier. Freshman forward Rodney Culver also has transferred.

They were replaced with graduate transfer forward Kevin Mickle and incoming freshman point guard Teyvion Kirk. Coach Saul Phillips has said the final scholarship would remain unfilled for the upcoming season.

Mickle, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound power forward, played for two season... <Read More>





Walker hits game-winner to eliminate Ohio

Golden Flashes top Bobcats, 68-66, in MAC semifinals


CLEVELAND – Jaylin Walker finished near the hoops as he crashed into a pair of Ohio defenders, giving Kent State a 68-66 victory against Ohio in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

Walker’s basket came with 4.1 seconds left, and after an Ohio timeout, Jaaron Simmons was unable to get off a shot as he dribbled into a double team near the 3-point line at the buzzer. Simmons had tied the game by making the first of two free throws with 10 seconds to go.

“I thought we made the plays to win it,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “Didn't go our way. We're not going to make an excuse. I don't think I've had a group that showed the resiliency and togetherness throughout this whole process... <Read More>





Kaminski nails late jumper to give Ohio win over Toledo

Bobcats rally from 15 down, win after giving up 8-point lead


CLEVELAND – Kenny Kaminski hit a jumper with seven seconds left, and Toledo missed two chances to win after that, as Ohio pulled out a 67-66 victory against Toledo in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bobcats rallied from 15 down in the first half, led by as much as eight in the second half and then saw the Rockets regain the lead in the closing minute.

“Felt pretty Marchy out there,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “Really, really gutty effort.”

James Navigato tied the game at 64 with a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left, and Jaaron Simmons turned it over, leading to a fast-break layup for Jonathan Williams for Toledo with 28 seconds remaining.

Simmons came back quickly... <Read More>





Ohio tops rival Miami again to earn No. 2 seed in tournament

Carter has 16 points, 17 rebounds


ATHENS – Jason Carter had 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead Ohio to a 69-55 victory against Miami and the No. 2 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Friday night at The Convo.

All five Ohio starters scored in double figures. Gavin Block finished with 13 points, Kenny Kaminski scored 12 points, Jordan Dartis had 11 points, and Jaaron Simmons tallied 10 points.

"I think all 15 guys in our locker room are confident we're going to win a championship," Kaminski said. "That's been my goal since the second I stepped foot on campus. It's the one thing I tried drilling into Jason and (freshman guard) Rodney's (Culver) head since they stepped foot in here – that we're a winning culture. We do things right."

Michael... <Read More>





Buffalo holds off Ohio to create 5-way tie for 2nd place in MAC

Carter misses late chance to tie game


ATHENS – Jason Carter missed on a shot that could have tied the game, and Buffalo’s C.J. Massinburg hit two free throws to cap an 83-79 Buffalo victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at the Convo.

Ohio gradually rallied from 11 down early in the second half, getting as close as one on a Gavin Block layup with 18 seconds left. Dontay Caruthers split two free throws a second later, leading to Carter’s final chance.

Carter led the Bobcats (18-10, 10-7 Mid-American Conference) with 19 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Dartis scored 18 points, Jaaron Simmons finished with 15 points, and Block had 11 points.

Massinburg and Willie Conner finished with 19 points each, and David Kidiri hit all seven of his field goal attempts to score 14... <Read More>





Kent State rallies to end Ohio winning streak

Golden Flashes come back from 13 down in 2nd half


KENT - Kent State rallied from 13 down in the second half to snap Ohio's four-game winning streak, 70-67, on Saturday evening at the MAC Center.

Jimmy Hall's three-point play with 54 seconds left put the Golden Flashes ahead, and they held on. Hall finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Deon Edwin had 20 points and 18 rebounds.

Mike Laster scored 16 points off the bench for the Bobcats (18-9, 10-6 Mid-American Conference). Jaaron Simmons had 15 points and seven assists.

After Simmons was blocked, Jalen Avery extended Kent State's lead with two free throws. Simmons answered back with a layup, and after two Jaylin Walker free throws, Laster scored a bucket to make it a one-point game again.

Walker hit two more free throws with five... <Read More>





Carter's double-double leads Ohio to 4th straight win

Simmons added 21 points


OXFORD – Jason Carter scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds to lead Ohio to its fourth straight win, 79-62 over Miami on Tuesday night at Millett Hall.

Jaaron Simmons added 21 points, while Mike Laster had 14 points for the Bobcats (18-8, 10-5 Mid-American Conference).

Miami (10-18, 3-12 MAC) held its only lead, 18-17, on a Darius Harper layup with 8:40 left in the first half, but Ohio followed with a 15-2 run that put the Bobcats in control for the rest of the game.

Gavin Block’s jumper put Ohio back on top, and Rodney Culver followed with a 3-pointer. After a Rod Mills jumper, Carter hit two free throws, Laster scored a layup, Simmons completed a 3-point play, and Jordan Dartis knocked down a trey to make it 32-20.

After two Marcus... <Read More>





Simmons, Ohio dominate Bowling Green again

Bobcats shoot 63 percent, pull away with 16-0 run


ATHENS – Even at full strength, Bowling Green was no match for Ohio in the second half as the Bobcats got their first home win against the Falcons in three years, 95-75, on Saturday.

Three weeks ago, with four players suspended, the Falcons lost 96-72 to the Bobcats. This game was not much different.

Jaaron Simmons dominated with 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting and 11 assists.

“He’s one of the best point guards in the nation. Period. At any level,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said after Akron coach Keith Dambrot last night discredited Simmons’ 38-point effort against the Zips two weeks ago. “I know this. You don’t want to make him angry.”

When comparing Akron's loss to Kent State to its loss to Ohio, Dambrot suggested the loss to the Bobcats... <Read More>





Bobcats shoot 40 free throws in 2nd half of win over Eagles

Dartis, Laster have career-high scoring games


YPSILANTI, Mich. – Ohio’s answer to Eastern Michigan’s zone defense was free throws.

The Bobcats went 33 of 42 at the foul line, with all but two of those in the second half, helping them to a 79-71 victory for back-to-back wins for the first time since Antonio Campbell was injured in a loss to the Eagles nine games ago.

Jordan Dartis was 12 of 12 at the foul line while scoring a career-high 26 points, while Mike Laster came off the bench to score 16 points – also a career high. Kenny Kaminski had 13 points, and Jason Carter finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Willie Mangum IV paced the recently struggling Eagles (13-13, 5-8 Mid American Conference) with 19 points, Ty Toney had 16 points, and James Thompson IV had 14 points and 12... <Read More>





Ohio holds on after giving up 25-point lead

Cardinals miss 3 shots, have 1 turnover in final 2 minutes


MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State erased a 25-point first-half deficit, but Ohio held on down the stretch for a 79-77 victory Friday night at Worthen Arena.

The Bobcats led 46-21 with 3:13 left in the first half, but the Cardinals quickly got back in the game, cutting their deficit to one with 6:29 remaining and even taking a 73-72 lead on a Ryan Weber 3-pointer with 4:21 to go.

Jordan Dartis led a balanced Ohio attack with 16 points. Jason Carter had 15 points and nine rebounds, Mike Laster finished with 14 points, and Jaaron Simmons and Gavin Block scored 13 points each.

Following Weber’s lead-changing basket, a hand-check foul was followed by a Tayler Persons technical foul, and Ohio (15-8, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) hit three of four free... <Read More>





Keene scores 41 to lead Central Michigan past Ohio, 97-87

Simmons' near triple-double (30 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists) not enough


ATHENS – The nation’s leading scorer Marcus Keene scored 41 points to lead Central Michigan to a 97-87 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Keene finished 15 of 25 from the field, including 9 of 18 from 3-point range, and the Chippewas (16-8, 6-5 Mid-American Conference) got 21 points from Braylon Rayson.

Central Michigan led most of the game and used a late run to put away Ohio (14-8, 6-5 MAC). With a 78-75 lead with 7:56 to go, the Chippewas got back-to-back Keene 3-pointers. DaRohn Scott made two free throws to answer a Jaaron Simmons basket, and then Keene followed with a free throw and two more 3-pointers to make it 93-77 with 3:35 remaining. In all, it was a 14-2 run.

Simmons played all 40 minutes for the Bobcats... <Read More>





Simmons' career game helps Ohio hand Akron 1st MAC loss

Point guard scores 25 points in 2nd half alone


ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons scored a career-high 38 points, and Ohio took advantage of Akron foul trouble to give the Zips their first Mid-American Conference loss of the season, 85-70, on Saturday before more than 10,000 at The Convo.

The Bobcats (15-7, 6-4 MAC) closed the game on a 12-1 run over the final 1:26 to run away from the Zips, who were called for two technical fouls with 12 seconds left after the game was out of reach.

Isaiah Johnson received one of those and also was called for one as he walked off the court at halftime, accounting for his third personal foul. Akron’s leading scorer was limited to 21 minutes, scoring 18 points with five rebounds.

Antino Jackson had 14 points for the Zips (19-4, 9-1 MAC) but missed his last five... <Read More>





Broncos rally past Bobcats, 90-85

Ohio led by 21 in 1st half, 10 with 5 minutes left


KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan rallied from 10 points down with five minutes to go and held on when Jason Carter missed a late 3-pointer, taking a 90-85 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at University Arena.

The Bobcats led 81-71 following a Gavin Block layup but could not hold on. The Broncos went on a 10-0 run to tie the game and took the lead for good on a Thomas Wilder free throw with 32 seconds left.

Wilder finished with 29 points and seven rebounds, and Tucker Haymond had 20 points and six boards for the Broncos (7-14, 3-6 Mid-American Conference).

Carter paced Ohio (13-7, 5-4 MAC) with 21 points and five rebounds, Jaaron Simmons had 18 points and six assists, and Kenny Kaminski finished with 17 points.

Bryce Moore and... <Read More>





Short-handed Falcons no match for hot-shooting Bobcats

Ohio makes 18 3-pointers in 96-72 blowout


Lonnie McMillan Photo
BOWLING GREEN – Short-handed Bowling Green was no match for hot-shooting Ohio on Saturday as the Bobcats came away with a 96-72 victory at the Stroh Center.

Already missing players due to the injuries, four Bowling Green players – three starters and a top reserve – were suspended earlier this week.

Led by Jaaron Simmons’ season-high 23 points and five assists, Ohio (13-6, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) built a double-digit first-half lead and added to it after the break. Kenny Kaminski went 7 of 10 on 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Jordan Dartis was 4 of 6 from downtown and scored 16 points.

"Offensively we're in a good way right now,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “We really are. The ball is really moving. We're playing out of our... <Read More>

Additional Coverage:
Photos  (BobcatAttack.com)
Box score  (Ohio Bobcats.com)




Taylor's 25 points help Toledo knock off Ohio, 79-76

Bobcats miss chances to tie on final possession


ATHENS – Jason Carter missed a 3-pointer, and another attempt from beyond the arc was air balled and may have been after the buzzer anyway as Toledo topped Ohio, 79-76, on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Carter scored 20 points and had seven rebounds, and Jaaron Simmons finished with 17 points and 10 assists for Ohio (12-6, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). Jordan Dartis added 13 points.

The Bobcats had no answer for Steve Taylor Jr., who had 25 points and 15 rebounds. Jonathan Williams added 15 points, Nate Navigato finished with 12 points, and Jaelan Sanford had 11 points for the Rockets (11-9, 4-3 MAC).

Ohio led by 10 early in the second half on a Carter layup, but Toledo followed with a 16-2 run to take a four-point lead, and the game was... <Read More>





Laster, Carter step up to lead Bobcats past Huskies

Ohio has offensive balance in big road win


DeKALB, Ill. – At least for one game, Ohio had the answer on how to replace the production of injured Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Antonio Campbell.

Jaaron Simmons scored a season-high 23 points, and freshman Jason Carter posted his second career double-double in his first start with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Dartis and Mike Laster each scored 14 points – 12 more than Laster’s average coming in – and the Bobcats topped Northern Illinois, 78-69, on Saturday in DeKalb.

The Bobcats (12-5, 4-2 MAC) led most of the way and answered a late run by the Huskies (12-7, 4-2 MAC) with one of their own to pull it out.

Northern Illinois took a 59-57 lead on a Marin Maric basket with 6:21 remaining, but Ohio had the answer down the... <Read More>





Akron pulls away early in 2nd half

Campbell sits out in Bobcats' 83-68 loss to Zips


AKRON – Akron dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half to pull away for an 83-68 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Playing without Antonio Campbell, who injured his foot Saturday against Eastern Michigan, the Bobcats trailed just 38-37 following a Gavin Block jumper to start the second half but got outscored 29-8 over the next 10 minutes.

Jaaron Simmons paced Ohio with 19 points and five assists, and Jordan Dartis had 14 points. Block scored 10 points, and Kenny Kaminski finished with nine.

Kwan Cheatham Jr.’s 17 points and 13 rebounds paced a balanced Akron effort. Jimond Ivey and Isaiah Johnson each had 15 points, and Antino Jackson finished with 11 points.

Cheatham scored at the hoop, Ivey followed... <Read More>





Without Campbell, Ohio can't find offense in 53-49 loss

Bobcats go with out field goal in final 5 minutes


ATHENS – Playing most of the game without Antonio Campbell, Ohio could not generate enough offense in a 53-49 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday at The Convo.

Defense kept Ohio (11-4, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) in the lead most of the way, but the Bobcats managed only one point in the final five minutes.

Gavin Block’s layup with 5:22 remaining tied the game at 48, and he added a free throw at the 4:06 mark to put the Bobcats on top. Ty Toney scored for the Eagles on the next possession to put them up one.

Over the final three and a half minutes, Jaaron Simmons missed two free throws, Kenny Kaminski and Block missed 3-pointers, and Jordan Dartis missed a layup, all shots that could have put Ohio back in front.

Dartis missed another trey... <Read More>





Kaminski hits game-winner as Ohio rallies past Buffalo

Bobcats come back from 15 down in 2nd half


AMHERST, N.Y. – Kenny Kaminski knocked down a long jumper in the final second, and Ohio rallied from 15 down in the second half to beat Buffalo, 74-72, on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena.

Jaaron Simmons had a chance to put Ohio ahead with two free throws with 30 seconds left, but he missed both. Jason Carter forced a jump ball on the rebound to keep possession with the Bobcats, and in the closing moments, Kaminski pump faked, dribbled and faked again before putting up a shot while standing on the 3-point line.

"I just kind of busted a move, and the ball was in the net," Kaminski said. "The emotions I'm feeling are incredible."

Buffalo was able to get off a long, wild 3-pointer after getting a timeout with .8 second left, but the shot was... <Read More>





Kaminski's 23 points leads Ohio rout of Kent State

Bobcats roll in 2nd straight MAC home game


ATHENS – Ohio rolled for the second time in as many Mid-American Conference home games, routing Kent State, 85-67, on Friday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (10-3, 2-0 MAC) used a 12-0 run midway through the first half to take control, added a 9-0 run late in the first half and then led by as many as 29 points in the second half.

Kenny Kaminski went 5 of 9 from long range and scored 23 points, while Antonio Campbell scored 18 points. Jordan Dartis tallied 13 points, Jaaron Simmons had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists, and Gavin Block scored eight points.

Deon Edwin led the Golden Flashes (9-6, 1-1 MAC) with 16 points, Jaylin Walker scored 12 points, and Jimmy Hall had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Kent State led 18-16 on a Walker... <Read More>





Ohio thumps Western Michigan 89-58 in MAC opener

Bobcats connect on 16 of 31 3-pointers


ATHENS – Ohio began Mid-American Conference play with a resounding 89-58 victory against Western Michigan on Tuesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (9-3, 1-0 MAC) had a double-digit lead barely more than five minutes into the game and continued to roll from there, leading 46-25 at halftime.

Antonio Campbell finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Kenny Kamisnki and Jordan Dartis each scored 12 points and Jaaron Simmons had 11 points.

"I thought we were sharp in darn near every aspect tonight," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said.

Campbell began the game with a 3-pointer, and Ohio never trailed. Dartis followed with a trey, and then Kaminski hit two of them to make it 12-4. Simmons drained a shot from deep, and then Dartis hit again to... <Read More>





Bobcats dominate 2nd half after poor start

Ohio runs away for 77-50 victory against Division II Urbana


ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio dominated the second half of a 77-50 victory against Division II Urbana to close out non-conference play Friday night at The Convo.

The Blue Knights (5-5) actually led 34-31 at halftime, but the Bobcats (8-3) outscored them 46-16 in the second half.

Kenny Kaminski led Ohio with 18 points, while Jordan Dartis scored 14 points. They combined to make eight 3-pointers.

The Bobcats scored the first 19 points of the second half to finally take control. A Gavin Block 3-pointer made it 50-34.

“The talk at halftime was just to wake up, play our game,” Dartis said.

Urbana’s first points of the second half came on an AJ Washington layup with 13:26 remaining, but Ohio continued to add to its lead after that.

Ohio led by double... <Read More>





Ohio comes up short in effort to overcome 5 turnovers

Bobcats turn it over on downs on final possession


MOBILE, Ala. – Ohio could not overcome five turnovers, falling 28-23 to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl on Friday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

On Ohio’s final possession, Bo Hardy came up a yard shy of a first down after quarterback Greg Windham was forced to dump the ball off on fourth-and-10 from the Bobcats’ 26-yard line.

Ohio played most of the game trying to make up from the points given to Troy via four Windham interceptions and one lost fumble. Windham had 315 yards on 23-of-47 passing and two touchdowns, with Jordan Reid saving his best game for loss. The senior had 12 catches for 162 yards.

“Hard fought football game obviously,” Ohio coach Frank Solich said. “Tough for our players. I thought they played tremendously hard... <Read More>





Parris' free throw with 2.2 seconds left completes WKU combeback

Bobcats unable to hold on after scoring game's first 14 points


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Damari Parris made the second of two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to make Western Kentucky a 67-66 winner against Ohio on Wednesday night at E.A. Diddle Arena.

After a long Ohio pass was tipped out of bounds, the Bobcats (7-3) were unable to get a shot off in the final second.

Kenny Kaminski, who had a season-high 27 points, came up short on a 3-pointer that could have put Ohio ahead with eight seconds left, and Jordan Dartis was called for the foul that sent Parris to the foul line.

The Bobcats did not score in the final 2:18 and did not connect on a free throw in the final four and a half minutes, coming up short in another close road game. Ohio’s only road win in four tries was a 67-61 win at Georgia Tech.

"I... <Read More>





Ohio holds Cleveland State to 32.2 percent shooting in 71-53 win

Bobcats pull away in 2nd half


ATHENS – Ohio held Cleveland State to 32.2 percent shooting and took a 71-53 victory Saturday at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell had 14 points and six rebounds, Gavin Block scored 11 points, and Jaaron Simmons had 10 points and eight assists.

The Vikings were as close as 31-26 on a Rob Edwards 3-pointer early in the second half, but the Bobcats pulled away with a 10-0 run following.

After a Simmons basket, Block hit a 3-pointer to push Ohio’s lead to double digits, and after free throws by Doug Taylor, Jordan Dartis drained a trey to make it 41-26 with 15 minutes left.

Cleveland State (3-7) got no closer than 12 the rest of the way. A Campbell 3-pointer gave the Bobcats (7-2) their biggest lead, 53-32, midway through the second half.

Ohio took... <Read More>





Bobcats hold off Panthers, 71-69

Campbell has 19 points, 10 rebounds


ATHENS – It was a struggle to put away, but Ohio took a 71-69 victory against Milwaukee on Wednesday night at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell had 19 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out with 3:15 remaining. Ohio (6-2) still found enough to hold on in the final minutes as Jaaron Simmons finished with 14 points and nine assists. Four other players scored between seven and nine points.

The Bobcats led most of the game, but their biggest lead of the second half was just six points. A Gavin Block jumper with 2:13 left gave them a 68-62 advantage, and it finally was enough for Ohio to stay in front.

A Dan Studer jump shot got the Panthers (4-7) within one possession, 69-66, with 13 seconds left, but Simmons hit two at the foul line a couple of... <Read More>





Washington, Svandrlik rally Iona past Ohio, 79-75

Gaels shoot nearly 60 percent in 2nd half


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Jordan Washington scored 30 points, and Jan Svandrlik added 19 to rally Iona past Ohio, 79-75, on Saturday at the Hynes Center.

Jaaron Simmons had 22 points, while Antonio Campbell finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for Ohio (5-2).

The Bobcats led by as many as 12 points in the first half and held an advantage most of the second half until the Gaels (6-3) came on strong down the stretch.

Svandrlik hit a 3-pointer that gave Iona its first lead of the game, 57-56, with 11:56 remaining, but after a Taylor Bessick dunk added to the advantage, Ohio tied it on a Simmons three-point play. The Gaels briefly regained the lead, 62-61, on another Svandrlik trey, but it, too, was short-lived as Campbell scored in the post... <Read More>





Campbell, Dartis lead Ohio to easy win over Bryant

Former coach O'Shea's Bulldogs no match for Bobcats


ATHENS – Antonio Campbell had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Jordan Dartis hit 6 3-pointers on his way to 20 points as Ohio bounced back from its only loss of the year with a 79-53 blowout of Bryant on Saturday at The Convo.

Jaaron Simmons added nine points and nine assists, Rodney Culver had nine points, and Doug Taylor finished with eight points and eight boards for the Bobcats (5-1).

Nisre Zouzoua led the Bulldogs (3-6) with 16 points and six rebounds, while Adam Grant had 12 points in former Ohio coach Tim O’Shea’s return to The Convo.

The Bobcats led 50-33 at halftime and by as many as 30 points, 79-49, before not scoring in the final 4:55.

"I feel it’s the mentality we have going into a game," Dartis said. "If we do what we gotta do... <Read More>





Marshall puts 5 in double figures in 98-88 win over Ohio

Campbell's 29 points, 16 rebounds not enough


HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Marshall shot 48.4 percent and made 25 free throws in handing Ohio its first loss of the season, 98-88, on Wednesday night at the Cam Henderson Center.

Antonio Campbell had 29 points and 16 rebounds, but it was not enough. Jon Elmore led five Marshall players in double figures with 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Thundering Herd (5-1) led 42-38 after the first half, but the Bobcats (4-1) began the second half with a 9-0 run to take the lead. Campbell and Jaaron Simmons had baskets to tie the game before Gavin Block knocked down a 3-pointer to give Ohio the lead. A Campbell layup extended the Bobcats’ lead to 47-42 only two minutes into the second half.

But it did not last. With Ohio leading 49-45... <Read More>





Dartis, Carter lead Bobcats to win

Ohio overcomes slow start


ATHENS – Jordan Dartis scored 22 points, while freshman Jason Carter had 17 points in Ohio’s 68-57 victory against Tennessee Tech on Friday night at The Convo.

With the victory, the Bobcats (4-0) went unbeaten in the round robin Global Sports Shootout, but it was not easy early. Ohio fell behind 20-11 midway through the first half before turning things around.

Jaaron Simmons hit a 3-pointer, which was followed by a Jason Carter free throw. Rodney Culver got a dunk off of a Simmons steal, and Carter followed with two foul shots to cap an 8-0 run that got the Bobcats to within one.

Dartis, who finished 6 of 12 on 3-pointers, hit one from deep to tie the game at 24 at the 5:35 mark in the first half, and a Campbell putback dunk finally moved... <Read More>





Campbell leads Bobcats past Yellow Jackets

Ohio gets 67-61 victory in 1st road game of season


ATLANTA – Antonio Campbell had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ohio to a 67-61 victory against Georgia Tech on Friday night at McCamish Pavilion.

Jaaron Simmons added 17 points and nine assists, and Kenny Kaminski hit 5-of-8 3-pointers to score 15 points.

Ben Lammers had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Tadric Jackson had 17 points for the Yellow Jackets (2-1).

Ohio (3-0) took the lead for good on a Gavin Block three-point play with 6:14 remaining, and Simmons scored a layup to make it a five-point game, 57-52.

After a Lammers dunk, Campbell scored a layup and Simmons hit a shot to give Ohio its biggest lead, 61-54. Georgia Tech got back within a possession on two free throws by Quinton Stephens and another Lammers dunk, but Campbell hit... <Read More>





Hot-shooting Bobcats blow out Bearkats, 96-75

Ohio connects on 15 of 27 3-pointers


ATHENS – Ohio knocked down 15 3-pointers in 27 attempts and ran away with a 96-75 victory against Southland Conference favorite Sam Houston State on Monday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (2-0) led by 15 at halftime and extended their lead to 65-39 in the first four minutes of the second half.

Antonio Campbell had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the way, while Jordan Dartis and Kenny Kaminski – who made all five of his 3-point tries – both finished with 17 points.

Ohio made 10 of its 3-pointers in the first half in 17 attempts and then continued its hot shooting early in the second half. Kaminski, Dartis and Campbell hit shots from beyond the arc in the first two minutes of the second half to make it 54-34.

Campbell added a layup, a... <Read More>





Balanced Bobcats win 13 straight season opener

Five Ohio players score 9 or more points


ATHENS – Ohio had five players score nine or more points as the Bobcats won their 13th straight season opener, 77-67, over Southern on Saturday afternoon at The Convo.

Jordan Dartis led Ohio in scoring with 15 points, while Kenny Kaminski and Antonio Campbell each added 14 points. Jaaron Simmons had 11 points, and freshman Rodney Culver scored nine points.

The Bobcats (1-0) led 42-38 at halftime and did not trail in the second half. The Jaguars tied it at 44 before a 9-0 run on three 3-pointers – the first two by Kaminski and the last by Dartis – made it 53-44.

Ohio held its biggest lead, 64-51, on a Kaminski 3-pointer with 9:11 remaining, and Southern got only as close as seven, 69-62, with 2:58 to go.

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