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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

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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.

Southern led much of the first half... <Read More>

Vander Plas completes Ohio's 2017 class

Wisconsin forward averaged double-double as high school junior

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Ohio received its final commitment of its 2017 recruiting class with Ripon, Wisconsin, forward Bennett Vander Plas announcing on Twitter he selected the Bobcats following a recent campus visit.

The 6-foot-7 senior-to-be joins 6-9 Akron Ellet forward AJ Gareri and 6-4 guard Zach Butler from South Carolina in the recruiting class.

According to the Ripon Commonwealth Press, Vander Plas chose Ohio over Division I offers from Green Bay, Milwaukee, IUPUI, Memphis, Loyola of Maryland, Bucknell, American and Wright State.

Vander Plas averaged 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game and was named the East Central Conference Player of the year as a junior. He shot 47 percent from the field and was second in 3-pointers made on his team... <Read More>

Ohio Hoops gets verbal from guard Zach Butler

2017 6'5" guard Zach Butler from Dorman (Roebuck, SC) High School announced his commitment to Ohio on his Twitter account.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Basketball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)

Akron Ellet HS big man chooses Ohio

2017 6'8" Akron Ellet High School power forward AJ Gareri announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to play basketball at Ohio. He becomes the first member of Ohio's 2017 recruiting class.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Basketball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
A.J. Gareri, Ellet boys basketball standout, commits to Ohio University  (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Campbell to return for 2016-17 season

Ohio Athletics announced today that junior forward Tony Campbell has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft and will play for the Bobcats in the 2016-17 season. Campbell had announced in mid-April his intention to declare for the NBA Draft but that he wouldn't hire an agent in order to retain his NCAA eligibility. He returns to Ohio looking to repeat as MAC Player of the Year and help the Bobcats improve on last year's 23-12 record.

Additional Coverage:
@OhioMBasketball's Campbell Set To Return For Senior Season  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
Campbell will return to Ohio for 2016-17  (Athens Messenger)

Ohio Basketball Adds Rodney Culver to 2016 Class

Ohio Basketball announced the signing of 6-5 guard Rodney Culver to its 2016 class. Culver starred at Pickerington Central High School before spending a prep season last year at Elev8 Sports Institute (Delray Beach, FL). He averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists a game his senior season at Pick Central and 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists last year at Elev8. Culver joins Johnstown-Monroe HS forward Jason Carter in Ohio's 2016 class.

Additional Coverage:
BobcatAttack Basketball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
@OhioMBasketball Adds Culver To 2016-17 Signing Class  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
Culver chooses Bobcats  (Athens Messenger)

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>

Additional Coverage:
@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>

Campbell, Simmons lead Bobcats to easy win

Ohio runs away from Northern Illinois in 2nd half of MAC quarterfinal

CLEVELAND – Newly named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Antonio Campbell had 21 points and eight rebounds, and he got plenty of help as Ohio ran away with a 79-62 victory against Northern Illinois on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.

All five starters scored in double figures for the No. 2 Bobcats, who advance to the semifinals of the tournament to face No. 3 Buffalo.

Kenny Kaminski connected on 5 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, while Jaaron Simmons contributed 16 points and 11 assists. Jordan Dartis finished with 11 points, and Treg Setty had 10 points.

“We were just ready to play, ready to prove our self to everyone, you know,” Simmons said. “Just ready and... <Read More>

Tony Campbell named MAC Player of the Year

Ohio's Tony Campbell was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season by a 38-member panel made up of News Media Association members and the league's 12 head coaches. In conference play, Campbell led the league in rebounding (10.5 rebounds per game) and ranked third in scoring while shooting 57.4% from the field and 44.6% from beyond the arc. He edged out Toledo's Nathan Boothe in voting. Campbell is the first Bobcat to win the award since D.J. Cooper in 2012-13.

MAC Player of the Year
Antonio Campbell, Ohio (18)
Nathan Boothe, Toledo (16)
Thomas Wilder, Western Michigan (2)

Additional Coverage:
Bobcat TV Video Highlights of Campbell's MAC POY Campaign  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
@OhioMBasketball's Campbell Named @MACSports Player of the Year  (Ohio Bobcats.com)
The Big Easy  (Athens Messenger)

Ohio holds off Miami's rally, clinches No. 2 seed in MAC Tournament

Campbell bounces back with 25 points, 13 rebounds

OXFORD – Ohio started hot and held on to beat Miami, 67-65, on Friday night at Millett Hall, allowing the Bobcats to claim the No. 2 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

Jaaron Simmons scored Ohio’s last five points, including the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and Miami missed a heave from just inside the half-court line at the buzzer, but it was Antonio Campbell’s return to form after back-to-back subpar performances that boosted the Bobcats. Campbell scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

Gavin Block, who entered early with Kenny Kaminski in foul trouble, played well enough to stay on the floor, scoring 16 points with three rebounds and three assists, and Simmons finished with 12 points and eight assists. Treg Setty had 11... <Read More>

Bobcats have no answer for Zips' 20 3-pointers

McAdams, Cheatham Jr. score 21 points each as Akron clinches regular season title

AKRON – Kwan Cheatham Jr. and Reggie McAdams scored combined for 12 3-pointers and scored 21 points each as Akron defeated Ohio, 91-76, to clinch the Mid-American Conference regular season title Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.

McAdams hit seven treys, and Cheatham finished with five, and they were not alone as the Zips (23-7, 12-5 MAC) as a team were 20 of 43 (46.5 percent) from beyond the arc. Antino Jackson (12 points), Jake Kretzer (11) and Noah Robothan (10) all had multiple 3-pointers and reached double-figure scoring.

Jaaron Simmons paced the Bobcats (19-10, 10-7 MAC) with 25 points and seven assists, and Treg Setty, Kenny Kaminski and Jordan Dartis had 13 points apiece. For the second straight game, Antonio Campbell... <Read More>

Simmons has big game; Dartis hits big shots in Ohio win

Bobcats sweep Bulls with 103-96 overtime victory

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons had 31 points and eight assists, but it was freshman Jordan Dartis who hit the two most clutch shots for his only points as Ohio took a 103-96 overtime victory against Buffalo on Saturday at The Convo.

Dartis’ 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining tied the game at 85, and in overtime, Dartis struck again with a 3-pointer with 1:31 left that put the Bobcats up for good, 96-93.

Treg Setty had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Kenny Kaminski finished with 22 points and five boards to help Ohio (19-9, 10-6 Mid-American Conference) overcome a rare off game by Antonio Campbell, who had just six points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds.

Willie Conner had 28 points, and Blake Hamilton finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for... <Read More>

Bowling Green rallies past Ohio in 2nd half again

Bobcats allow 60.7 percent shooting after halftime

BOWLING GREEN – For the second time this year, Ohio could not hold a second-half lead against Bowling Green as the Falcons put an end to the Bobcats’ five game winning streak, 87-82, on Tuesday night at the Stroh Center.

Bowling Green shot 60.7 percent in the second half and recovered from a 9-0 hole to start the game. The Falcons got a balanced effort with 20 points each from Wes Alcegaire and Spencer Parker, 15 points from Antwon Lillard and 14 points from Rasheed Worrell.

"We had a chance to sneak into a tie for first and didn't defend at near the level to be able to call ourselves a first-place team,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said.

Ohio (18-9, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) got another huge game from Antonio Campbell, who finished with... <Read More>

Simmons scores 25, Campbell has 16 points, 20 rebounds

Bobcats top short-handed RedHawks, 76-64

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons scored 25 points, and Antonio Campbell had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Ohio built a big lead and held off a second-half Miami rally for a 76-64 victory Saturday at The Convo.

Winners of five straight and seven of the last eight, the Bobcats (18-8, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) scored six straight to begin the second half and go up 47-24, but the RedHawks (9-18, 3-11 MAC) quickly got back into it, getting as close as 54-49 on a Abdoulaye Harouna 3-pointer with 8:02 remaining.

Simmons missed much of that stretch with four fouls, but he re-entered and Ohio pulled away down the stretch.

Dion Wade had 16 points, and Harouna had 15 points for the short-handed RedHawks, who had four players sitting out due to a violation... <Read More>

Campbell, Ohio continue to stay hot

Forward scores career high 33 as Bobcats win 4th straight

ATHENS – Antonio Campbell and Ohio continued their recent tear Tuesday night. Campbell scored a career-high 33 points and added 11 rebounds as the Bobcats coasted to an 86-64 victory against Eastern Michigan at The Convo.

It was the Bobcats’ fourth straight win and Campbell’s third straight game with 26 or more points. It also was the sixth win in seven games and the fourth time in six games Campbell topped 26 points.

Campbell went 14 of 20 from the field, including 3 of 5 from long range and got plenty of support from Jordan Dartis with 18 points and Treg Setty with 16 points.

"I think the confidence level for this team is high, especially myself," Campbell said. "I'm playing well and trying to get better."

Willie Mangum IV led the Eagles... <Read More>

Campbell's, Dartis' hot shooting lead Bobcats to 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>

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>

Bowling Green quickly turns double-digit deficit into 91-75 win

Falcons pull away with 10-point possession

ATHENS – Bowling Green had a huge run late in the first half carry into the second half and then a 10-point possession that involved a four-point play and multiple technical fouls allowed the Falcons to turn a 14-point deficit into a 91-75 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Trailing 37-23 with less than four minutes to play in the first half, the Falcons scored 10 straight points before a Jaaron Simmons free throw made it 38-33 in favor of the Bobcats at the break. Bowling Green then used an 11-0 run in the first few minutes after halftime to take the lead, and the Bobcats did not lead again.

After falling behind by as many as nine points, Ohio (10-5, 1-2 Mid-American Conference) cut its deficit to 71-66 on a Simmons... <Read More>

Campbell, Simmons lead Bobcats to win in MAC home opener

Both players post double-doubles as Bobcats beat Cardinals, 79-73

ATHENS – There’s no place like home for Antonio Campbell and Ohio.

After being held to five points in only 13 foul-plagued minutes in Wednesday night’s Mid-American Conference opener at Northern Illinois, Campbell returned to form with 27 points and 13 rebounds in a 79-73 victory against Ball State on Saturday at The Convo.

Jaaron Simmons added 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Treg Setty scored 11 points.

Francis Kiapway led the Cardinals (10-5, 1-1 MAC) with 21 points, finishing 6 of 8 on 3-pointers.

Ohio (10-4, 1-1 MAC) got separation from Ball State in the middle of the second half. Up 56-54, the Bobcats scored eight straight points to take control. Campbell began it with two free throws, and he followed with a 3-pointer. Simmons... <Read More>

Baker, Maric lead Huskies past Bobcats in MAC opener

Ohio plagued by foul trouble in 80-69 loss

DeKALB, Ill. – Travon Baker and Marin Maric combined for 47 points, and foul trouble added to Ohio’s struggles as it dropped its Mid-American Conference opener, 80-69, on Wednesday night at Northern Illinois’ Convocation Center.

Baker scored 25 points with four rebounds and four assists, and Maric scored 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while getting Ohio’s Antonio Campbell in severe foul trouble.

After coming up a rebound shy of his fifth straight double-double the last time out, Campbell managed only five points and three rebounds in 13 minutes before picking up his fifth foul.

Jaaron Simmons paced the Bobcats (9-4, 0-1 MAC) with 19 points and four assists, and Kenny Kaminski added 15 points but was just 4 of 15 from the field. Treg... <Read More>

Setty's double-double leads Ohio to easy win

Campbell, Simmons also have big games

ATHENS – Treg Setty had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Ohio cruised to an 81-59 victory against UC Riverside to conclude non-conference play Wednesday night at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell just missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Jaaron Simmons had 15 points and eight assists.

"My teammates gave me the ball, and the shots were kind of falling,” Setty said. “I got a lot of shots up. Tonight, my number was called, and I came through for the team. I was proud of myself for that. The most important thing is we got the win. Individual accolades are great, but at the end of the day, if you don't win, then they mean nothing."

The Bobcats (9-3) never trailed, and after leading 36-29 at halftime, they used an 11-0 run to... <Read More>

Campbell powers Bobcats to win

Ohio struggles to pull away from UAPB

ATHENS – Antonio Campbell had career-high 26 points and 12 rebounds to help Ohio hold off Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 65-58, on Monday night at The Convo.

Treg Setty added 13 points and seven rebounds for Ohio, which was just 2 of 14 on 3-pointers and scored a season low.

Ghiavonni Robinson had 21 points for the Lions (2-11).

The Bobcats (8-3) jumped out to an 11-2 lead but never managed to really put away the Lions. Ohio led by 10 on two occasions in the first half but took just a 24-19 lead into the locker room.

Throughout the second half, the Bobcats led by no more than 11, but the Lions got no closer than five.

UAPB shot only 22.6 percent in the first half but made 60 percent of its shots in the second half, including 6 of 7 3-pointers and 9... <Read More>

Ohio holds off Jackson State

Simmons has 17 points, 8 assists

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons had 17 points and eight assists, and Ohio held off Jackon State, 72-67, on Thursday night.

Antonio Campbell added 13 points and 11 rebounds, Treg Setty had 13 points and nine boards, and Jordan Dartis finished with 12 points for the Bobcats (7-3).

Paris Collins led the Tigers (4-8) with 15 points, while Yettra Specks had 13 points, and Troy Stancil scored 10 points.

Collins’ three-point play with 7:37 remaining tied the game at 51, but Ohio followed with a 10-0 run to take the lead for good. Simmons hit a jumper and added two free throws, Kenny Kaminski hit a 3-pointer, and Setty completed a 3-point play.

The lead reached 13 on a Campbell free throw with 2:24 to go, but Jackson State pushed Ohio in the final minute... <Read More>

Kaminski's 31 points lead Bobcats to 93-69 win

Campbell and Simmons both have double-doubles

ATHENS – Kenny Kaminski hit eight 3-pointers and scored 31 points as Ohio ran away from Ohio Dominican in the second half in a 93-69 victory Tuesday night at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell (18 points, 11 rebounds) and Jaaron Simmons (10 points, 10 assists) both had double-doubles, and Jordan Dartis finished with 15 points for the Bobcats (6-3).

Trent Weaver paced the Panthers (3-7) with 18 points and six rebounds, and Michael Simon went 4 of 7 from long range and also had 18 points.

Division II Ohio Dominican hung close into the second half, trailing just 44-37 after a Chad Nelson 3-pointer at the 17:45 mark before Ohio asserted itself with a 10-1 run in the next two and a half minutes to push its advantage to 16.

The Panthers were within 12... <Read More>

Campbell, Dartis lead Bobcats past Vikings

Ohio takes over after Cleveland State starts hot

CLEVELAND – Antonio Campbell scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds as Ohio defeated Cleveland State, 76-67, on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

After missing Ohio’s loss to St. Bonaventure last weekend, Jordan Dartis returned to the court and scored 15 points, making 5 of 9 3-pointers, and Jaaron Simmons had 13 points and seven assists.

Rob Edwards led the Vikings (2-7) with 17 points and six rebounds, and Andre Yates had 17 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Cleveland State got off to a quick start, going up 18-9 at the 10:42 mark in the first half, but Ohio (5-3) got it turned around, taking the lead for good, 34-32, on a Dartis 3-pointer with 1:42 left before the break. The Bobcats held a 36-34 lead at halftime.

"We started taking... <Read More>

Bonnies use big 2nd-half run to pull away

St. Bonaventure has a pair of 10-0 spurts

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure was hot beyond the arc and used a second-half run to pull away from Ohio, 81-68, on Saturday at the Reilly Center.

The Bobcats led 50-46 with 13:34 remaining but got outscored 27-6 over the following nine minutes.

Though they entered the game as a poor shooting team from beyond the arc, the Bonnies (5-2) went 10 of 22 in the game, including 6 of 11 in the second half. Jaylen Adams was 5 of 7 on 3s and finished with 22 points, and Marcus Posley added 19 points. Dion Wright posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 boards.

Antonio Campbell paced Ohio (4-3) with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Treg Setty had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Jaaron Simmons finished with nine points and nine... <Read More>

Big 2nd half lifts Bobcats past Thundering Herd

Simmons has 25 points, 6 assists

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons scored 25 points and added six assists and five rebounds as Ohio used a big second half to defeat Marshall, 85-70, on Tuesday night at The Convo.

With the game tied at the half, the Bobcats (4-2) outscored the Thundering Herd (0-4) 49-34 after the intermission, shooting 56.3 percent.

Kenny Kaminski added 15 points, Treg Setty scored 10 points, and Antonio Campbell had seven points and 15 rebounds.

"I'm excited. The pieces are there. They are,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “We've got to be hungry to play better. We've got to look at our destination as being something that's further out there and we have to push ourselves to get there."

James Kelly helped Marshall get out to a quick 9-1 lead, scoring seven of his 18... <Read More>

Florida State makes late run to pull away from Ohio

Bobcats struggle on defense, with turnovers again

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Ohio overcame an early run by Florida State but could not answer one in the second half as the Seminoles defeated the Bobcats, 90-81, on Monday in the final game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

Ohio (3-2) managed to take the lead in the second half despite falling behind 15-2 to start the game, but Florida State (4-1) finished strong and pulled away down the stretch. The Bobcats finished 1-2 in the tournament.

Freshman Jordan Dartis had another big game for the Bobcats, scoring 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a 4-of-7 mark from long range, and Kenny Kaminski continued his hot shooting in the islands by matching Dartis with a 4-of-7 3-point performance and scoring 18 points. Antonio Campbell... <Read More>

Block, Setty help Bobcats bounce back in Virgin Islands

Campbell, Simmons post double-doubles in win over Norfolk State

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Once again, Ohio built a big halftime lead, and this time, the Bobcats had no problem holding it. Ohio went on a late first-half run and coasted to a 93-71 victory against Norfolk State in the second game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Saturday.

A day after giving up a 19-point second-half lead in a 90-88 loss to Tulsa, Ohio (3-1) took a 20-point lead at the break, and although the Spartans made a run early in the second half, the Bobcats finished strong and ran away with the win.

While the Bobcats relied heavily on Jaaron Simmons and his 30 points against the Golden Hurricane, this time they got a balanced scoring attack that included six players tallying eight or more points. They were led... <Read More>

Tulsa forces turnovers to rally from 19 down in 2nd half

Bobcats give it away 16 times in 2nd half, fall 90-88

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Ohio led by 17 at halftime and 19 with 11:20 remaining, but Tulsa came storming back to top the Bobcats, 90-88, in the first round of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam at the Sports and Fitness Center.

Ohio’s hot shooting in the first half cooled off in the second half, and 16 second-half turnovers sparked the Golden Hurricane to outscore the Bobcats 39-18 down the stretch.

Jaaron Simmons finished with 30 points for Ohio (2-1) and added eight assists and five rebounds, but he also committed seven turnovers. Kenny Kaminski found his outside touch in the first half, hitting 4-of-5 3-point tries before the break, and he scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half. Jordan Dartis had 11 of his 14 points before... <Read More>

Freshmen Dartis, Block help Bobcats rally past Tigers

Ohio overcomes double-digit deficits in both halves

ATHENS – Freshmen Jordan Dartis and Gavin Blocked helped Ohio turned a double-digit second-half deficit into a 75-67 victory against Tennessee State on Monday night at The Convo.

Dartis finished with 17 points, and Block had 12 points, as the Bobcats (2-0) went on a late 21-3 run. The freshmen went scoreless in Saturday’s season opener.

"I think that I can shoot the 3-ball pretty well," Dartis said. "I shot it pretty well in high school. When I finally saw one go in today, I started playing with more confidence and more just kept going in for me."

Keron DeShields scored a layup with 9:30 remaining to put Tigers (1-1) ahead 58-48, but they did not make another field goal until 28 seconds remained.

Jaaron Simmons scored a fast-break layup to... <Read More>

Simmons, Kaminski, Mompremier lead Ohio to season-opening win

Bobcats defeat Florida Gulf Coast, 85-75

ATHENS – Jaaron Simmons had 20 points, Kenny Kaminski scored 17, and Wadly Mompremier posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as Ohio won its season-opener, 85-75, against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at The Convo.

Kaminski also was a rebound shy of a double-double, and Antonio Campbell had 11 points and six rebounds despite foul trouble that eventually disqualified him. Simmons had seven assists.

The Bobcats (1-0) did not shoot well from the outside, but found plenty of success inside and at the foul line. Despite going just 4-of-22 on 3-pointers, Ohio was 28-of-58 overall (48.3 percent) and made 25-of-34 free throws (73.5 percent).

"We're just going to keep getting better each game," Simmons said. "We're still a young... <Read More>

Ohio pulls away in exhibition against Indiana Tech

Setty leads Bobcats with 17 points, 4 steals

ATHENS – Ohio’s only senior, Treg Setty scored 17 points to lead his team to a 73-57 exhibition win against Indiana Tech on Saturday at The Convo.

Michigan State transfer Kenny Kaminski scored 14 points, and Houston transfer had 11 points and seven assists for the Bobcats.

Ohio struggled offensively in the first half, shooting just 11-of-30 (36.7 percent), but was better after halftime, going 15-of-29 (51.7 percent). That helped the Bobcats pull away after leading just 30-26 at halftime.

The Bobcats led 28-14 with 4:29 remaining in the first half on two Simmons free throws, but the Warriors made a run to close the gap as Ohio went cold.

Indiana Tech got as close as three and was down just 39-35 on a Tanner Watkins 3-pointer with 12:43 to... <Read More>

PF Jason Carter commits to Ohio Basketball

Per his Twitter account, 2016 Johnstown-Monroe High School PF Jason Carter has committed to Ohio Basketball. The 6-6 Carter also held offers from Miami (OH), Kent St. and Northern Kentucky. He will fill the only scholarship Ohio had available for the 2016 recruiting class.

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MAC champs: Bobcats down Eagles 60-44

Black scores 25; Eastern Michigan shoots just 25 percent

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CLEVELAND - Kiyana Black scored 25 points and Ohio held Eastern Michigan to 25 percent shooting, pulling away in the second half to earn its first Mid-American Conference Tournament championship since 1986 with a 60-44 victory Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

It completed a huge turnaround for the Bobcats from MAC doormats to MAC champions in just the second year under coach Bob Boldon. Ohio, also the regular season title winner, set a new school record for wins in a season with a 27-4 record just two years after one of its worst records of 6-23. The Bobcats went just 9-21 last year in Boldon's first season.

"It makes the best seem even better," said Ohio's only senior Mariah Byard. "I thought that we would be here at the beginning of this... <Read More>

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Despite big senior efforts, Ohio season ends at Western Michigan

Ndour, Taylor score 28, 25 points, respectively, in their final games

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Ohio's seniors did their part but it was not enough in a season-ending 82-74 loss to Western Michigan in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday night at University Arena.

Maurice Ndour finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds, while Stevie Taylor had a career-high 25 points to go with five assists. Javarez Willis had only nine points but contributed a team-high six assists and two steals while playing all 40 minutes.

"I just kind of knew what time it was," Taylor said. "What (former Ohio) Coach (John) Groce told me freshman year is that the season is broken up into three different seasons. I knew this was a new season, a new start for me, and I just wanted to leave it out there for my guys, my... <Read More>

Willis, Ndour both on fire as Ohio blows out Miami

Bobcats end losing streak in grand fashion

ATHENS - Javarez Willis knocked down 10 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 34 points, and Maurice Ndour scored 27 points as Ohio thumped Miami, 95-65, to emphatically end its seven-game losing streak in its final regular season game Friday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats were on fire, shooting 57.1 percent, including a 17-of-31 effort from beyond the arc, and missed only once in 15 tries at the foul line. They raced out to a 53-30 halftime lead and cruised in the second half.

Willis was 10-of-15 from long range and added six rebounds and six assists, while Ndour went 8-of-11 overall, including 5-of-7 on treys, with 11 boards and six blocks. Ryan Taylor added nine points and four assists.

Will Sullivan paced the RedHawks with 19... <Read More>

Buffalo hammers Ohio 93-66

Bobcats lose 7th straight game

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo scored 52 points in the second half and handed Ohio its seventh straight loss, 93-66, on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena.

The Bulls' lead was just 41-32 after a Javarez Willis 3-pointer to start the second half, but things got away from the Bobcats quickly after that, with Buffalo using a 12-0 run to go up 22 only five minutes into the half.

Maurice Ndour scored 25 points with six rebounds, and Willis had 15 points and five assists for Ohio, but defense was the struggle. Justin Moss had 22 points and 17 boards, Shannon Evans scored 16 points with 11 assists, and to Rodell Wiggington, who originally signed with Ohio before backing out with the coaching change, finished with 20 points and six rebounds.

"We got clobbered... <Read More>

Ohio's offense continues to struggle in loss at Akron

Campbell one of the lone bright spots again

AKRON - Ohio's offensive struggles continued with just 32 percent shooting in a 70-58 loss to Akron on Friday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Akron struggled nearly as much in the first half but warmed up to turn a 27-23 halftime advantage into an easy win and the Bobcats' first six-game Mid-American Conference losing streak since 1981. The Zips were 7-of-12 from 3-point range in the second half.

As has been the case recently, Antonio Campbell was one of the lone bright spots with the sophomore recording his ninth double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Maurice Ndour had 13 points and seven boards but was just 2-of-12 shooting, and Javarez Willis scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting.

Ohio's other two starters had even worse shooting... <Read More>

Bowling Green pounds offensive boards in win over Ohio

Falcons jump out to 18-point halftime lead

ATHENS - Bowling Green dominated the final 12 minutes of the first half and used that big advantage to take a 76-65 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at The Convo.

A Treg Setty layup with 12:11 to go before halftime put Ohio ahead 14-13 before Bowling Green (18-8, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) outscored Ohio 27-8 to go up 40-22 at the break. The Bobcats shot just 33.3 percent in the first half before warming up too late in the second 20 minutes.

Maurice Ndour had 23 points and seven rebounds, and Antonio Campbell posted another double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Stevie Taylor had 12 points and five assists. Javarez Willis had only three points in nine minutes, forced to the bench with a sprained ankle.

"It's frustrating,"... <Read More>

Kent State's 2 big runs allow it to pull away from Ohio

Campbell posts double-double, but Bobcats lose 4th straight

ATHENS - Ohio erased all but two points of an 11-point halftime deficit only to have Kent State go on another run that allowed it to pull away for a 64-51 victory Saturday at The Convo.

An 11-2 run at the end of the first half pushed Kent State out to a 36-25 advantage, and after Ohio came back with a 9-0 run early in the second half to get within two, the Golden Flashes scored eight straight as part of a 12-2 run capped by a Devareaux Manley four-point play.

Manley led Kent State (19-8, 10-4 Mid-American Conference) with 16 points, while Kris Brewer scored 11 points.

Despite playing sick, Antonio Campbell had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio (9-16, 4-10 MAC). Stevie Taylor scored 13 points, and Maurice Ndour finished with 12 points and... <Read More>

Broncos pull away with late run

Ohio stays close until final 6 minutes

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A late 11-0 run lifted Western Michigan to an 80-69 victory against Ohio on Wednesday night at University Arena.

Ryan Taylor's 3-pointer put the Bobcats ahead 67-65 with six minutes remaining, but they did not score again for five minutes and the Broncos pulled away.

Javarez Willis went 5-of-10 from long range and finished with 21 points to lead Ohio (9-15, 4-9 Mid-American Conference). Maurice Ndour had 12 points and six rebounds, Treg Setty scored 11 points, and Antonio Campbell finished with 10 points and five boards.

Austin Richie paced Western Michigan (16-10, 7-6 MAC) with 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Connor Tava had 15 points and seven rebounds, and David Brown and Kellen McCormick finished with 12 points... <Read More>

Wisconsin SG/SF James Gollon commits to Ohio

According to the Stevens Point Journal, Pacelli (Stevens Point, WI) HS SG/SF James Gollon has committed to Ohio. He is averaging 30.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season. Gollon also held offers from Idaho St. and Army. Check out the latest on our Basketball Recruiting page and discuss it our forum!

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Miami easily erases 1st-half deficit to beat Ohio

Campbell has double-double to lead Bobcats in loss

OXFORD - Ohio led by as much as 14 in the first half, but Miami took over after that and knocked off Ohio, 77-66, on Saturday at Millett Hall.

The RedHawks shot 58.3 percent in the second half and cruised down the stretch on an afternoon where Miami retired the jersey of the late Charlie Coles.

Geovonie McKnight and Eric Washington had 17 points each, and Will Sullivan scored 15 points for Miami (9-16, 4-8 Mid-American Conference).

Ohio (9-14, 4-8 MAC) was led by Antonio Campbell's double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Javarez Wilis finished with 14 points, and Maurice Ndour had 11 points and nine boards.

The Bobcats' lead was 27-13 midway through the first half before things turned, beginning with seven straight RedHawks points... <Read More>

Chippewas start fast, coast past Bobcats

Central Michigan scores game's first 15 points

ATHENS - Ohio could not overcome a slow start and fell 68-57 against Central Michigan on Tuesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (9-13, 4-7 Mid-American Conference) shot just 25 percent in the first half, fell behind 15-0 and trailed 39-20 at halftime. Ohio warmed up in the second half but never got its deficit into single-digits.

Stevie Taylor paced Ohio with 15 points, and Maurice Ndour and Javarez Willis each had nine points.

John Simons led the Chippewas (17-5, 7-4 MAC) with 18 points and 13 rebounds, with Rayshawn Simmons adding 14 points.

The disaster first half saw the Bobcats make just 7-of-25 shots from the field while also committing 10 turnovers and giving up nine offensive rebounds.

"The energy level had been good all week, but... <Read More>

Bobcats let big lead slip but hold on again

Ohio overcomes Lee's 31-point 2nd half

ATHENS - For the second game in a row, an opponent rallied in the second half but missed a potential game-changing shot at the buzzer as Ohio held off Eastern Michigan, 76-73, on Saturday at The Convo.

Raven Lee missed a 3-pointer that could have tied the game after the Eagles trailed by 15 with 8:19 remaining. It was one of the few times Lee missed. He scored 33 points in just 21 minutes, and all but two of his points came in the second half.

Javarez Willis led the Bobcats (9-12, 4-6 Mid-American Conference) with 22 points, Maurice Ndour had 16 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three assists, and Antonio Campbell posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 boards, along with four assists.

Ohio's victory avenged a 76-40 blowout at... <Read More>

Willis scores 31 points; Bobcats hold off Zips

Ibitayo misses at buzzer

ATHENS - Ohio rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit and then hung on after Akron nearly came back from 10 down with less than two minutes remaining, beating the Zips 83-82 on Wednesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (8-12, 3-6 Mid-American Conference) outscored the Zips 29-8 during a 10-minute span, going up 81-71 on a fast-break layup by Javarez Willis. Nyles Evans began Akron's comeback effort with a layup with 1:39 remaining, and after a steal, Aaron Jackson cut the 10-point lead in half with a 3-pointer.

Stevie Taylor split two free throws for Ohio before a Reggie McAdams trey made it a one-possession game with still 44 seconds left. After a Bobcats turnover, Jackson missed from deep, and Taylor hit a free throw with 15 seconds... <Read More>

Central Michigan leads from start to finish

Chippewas counter every run

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan got out to a quick start and never trailed in a taking a 74-69 victory against Ohio on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.

The Chippewas (15-4, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) took a 10-2 lead in the first four minutes and held off several surges by the Bobcats (7-12, 2-6 MAC)

Javarez Willis led Ohio with 14 points, while Ryan Taylor and Antonio Campbell had 12 points each. Maurice Ndour took only five shots but still posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Chris Folwer led Central Michigan with 17 points, with John Simons adding 16 points and Austin Stewart 10.

"I thought tonight what really put the knife in the back is that we didn't finish at the rim," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "The... <Read More>

Ohio shoots less than 23 percent in blowout loss

Eagles' zone defense gives Bobcats fits

YPSILANTI, Mich. - Ohio shot just 22.8 percent, including 16.1 percent in the first half, and was blown out 76-40 by Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night at the Eagles' Convocation Center.

Antonio Campbell had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bobcats (7-11, 2-5 Mid-American Conference). No other Ohio player had more than seven points, and take out Campbell's 7-of-17 shooting, and the rest of the team was 6-of-40 (15 percent).

Leading scorer Maurice Ndour, coming off a 31-point effort, finished with only four points on 1-of-7 shooting, and second-leading scorer Javarez Willis went 1-of-8 for three points. Ohio was 2-of-19 on 3-pointers and finished with 18 turnovers.

Raven Lee paced the Eagles (13-7, 2-5 MAC) with 19 points, Mike Talley... <Read More>

Ndour's dunk in final second gives Ohio 2nd straight win

Senior scores career-high 31, carries Bobcats down stretch

ATHENS - Maurice Ndour scored a career-high 31 points, including the game-winning dunk with .6 second left, and Ohio defeated Buffalo 63-61 on Saturday at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell's inbound pass from the opposite baseline was a perfect strike to Ndour at the 3-point line, and with his defender leaning left, Ndour went right down the middle of the lane with two dribbles before rising for a two-handed slam.

"It's big man, it's big," Ndour said. "Like I've told the guys, we've got a lot of lessons to learn from. Since Wednesday, we're trying to play the best basketball with energy and effort, and that's what we did."

Ohio (7-10, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) rallied from seven down with five and a half minutes remaining, using an 8-0 run to... <Read More>

Seniors carry Bobcats to 1st MAC win

Willis, Taylor, Ndour combined for 62 points

MUNCIE, Ind. - Ohio was on fire and cruised its first Mid-American Conference victory, 82-73 against Ball State on Wednesday night at Worthen Arena.

Previously struggling senior point guards Javarez Willis and Stevie Taylor led the way. Willis knocked down 7-of-9 3-pointers and finished with 27 points and six assists, while Taylor was perfect from the field before a late miss, going 7-of-8 overall for 18 points with seven assists and four steals.

The Bobcats (6-10, 1-4 MAC) were 13-of-18 on 3-pointers and shot 62 percent (29-of-47) overall.

Maurice Ndour added 17 points and a team-leading eight rebounds.

Ball State (7-9, 2-3 MAC) was led by Francis Kiapway's 19 points. Sean Sellers added 16 points. Jeremiah Davis had 12 points and seven... <Read More>

Ohio offense continues struggles in loss to Kent State

Bobcats shoot only 34 percent, drop to 0-4 in MAC

KENT, Ohio - Ohio shot just 34 percent and dropped its fourth straight game to begin Mid-American Conference play, losing 69-59 to Kent State on Saturday at the MAC Center.

The Bobcats (5-10, 0-4 MAC) shot only 25.9 percent in the first half and fell into a 30-19 hole.

Maurice Ndour posted a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds, though he was just 6-of-18 from the field. Stevie Taylor had 10 points but was just 2-of-7.

Derek Jackson paced the Golden Flashes (12-5, 3-1 MAC) with 18 points, Kris Brewer scored 14 points, Jimmy Hall finished with 12 and Chris Ortiz scored 10.

Kent State scored the game's first seven points, but Ohio did managed to fight back for leads of 10-9 and 13-12. The Golden Flashes followed, though, with seven... <Read More>

Weatherspoon leads Toledo victory at Ohio

Rockets use run in middle of 2nd half to top Bobcats

ATHENS - Ohio stayed close throughout, but Toledo used a 14-3 run midway through the second half to get separation and held off the Bobcats, 80-73, on Wednesday night at The Convo.

Toledo made 18-of-22 free throws in the game to hold off Ohio after it got as close as five in the final minute. J.D. Weatherspoon paced the Rockets (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, Juice Brown scored 16 points and had five assists, and Justin Drummond and Nathan Boothe scored 12 points each.

Javarez Willis showed signs of coming out of a recent slump with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, and Maurice Ndour had 16 points and a team-best seven rebounds for Ohio (5-9, 0-3 MAC).

The Bobcats gained a 49-48 advantage on a Stevie Taylor... <Read More>

Physical Bowling Green punishes Ohio 69-54

Holmes dominates with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks

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BOWLING GREEN - Ohio shot less than 30 percent in the second half and only 33.3 percent overall as it suffered a 69-54 loss to Bowling Green Saturday at the Stroh Center.

The Falcons shot 48.3 percent in the second half and pulled away after leading 34-29 at halftime.

Ryan Taylor led Ohio with 16 points and Maurice Ndour had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Ohio (5-8, 0-2 Mid-American Conference) did not have an answer for Richaun Holmes, who had 18 points and 12 rebounds, including five on the offensive end, and five blocks. Zack Denny scored 11 points, and Anthony Henderson finished with 10.

"They were the more physical, aggressive team," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "They did some very, very good things in terms of crowding the paint on... <Read More>

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Northern Illinois tops Ohio in MAC opener

Huskies win without leading scorer

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ATHENS - Northern Illinois held Ohio to 30 percent shooting in the second half and took a 70-60 victory in the teams' Mid-American Conference opener Wednesday night at The Convo.

Antonio Campbell scored 16 points, and Javarez Willis had 15 points to lead the Bobcats (5-7, 0-1 MAC). Aaric Armstead led the Huskies (7-5, 1-0 MAC) with 17 points.

After Ohio jumped out to an 11-2 lead, Northern Illinois began to take control and eventually asserted itself, even without leading scorer Darrell Bowie.

"A lot of frustrating elements to the night obviously for me and for the players," Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. "I think the word would be energy. We talked a lot about coming out with a lot of energy in your conference opener and for the first... <Read More>

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Huge 2nd half carries Bobcats past Seahawks

Ndour has 23 points, 10 rebounds

ATHENS, Ohio - A huge second half helped Ohio pull away from UNCW for a 72-53 victory Tuesday night at The Convo.

Trailing 34-30 at halftime, the Bobcats (5-6) outscored the Seahawks 42-19 after the break.

Maurice Ndour scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half and finished with 10 rebounds and four blocks. Javarez Willis scored 12 points with five assists, and Antonio Campbell and Mike Laster had 11 points apiece.

Addison Spruill led the Seahawks (5-6) with 16 points. Craig Ponder added 13 points.

UNCW led by as many as seven points in the first half, but Ohio turned things quickly in the second half, coming out with a 9-0 run to take a 39-34 lead. UNCW tied the game at 39 and later trailed by just one with 14:48 remaining when the... <Read More>

Petteway, Shields lead Nebraska past Ohio

Bobcats finish 1-2, in 6th place in Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU - Ohio stayed close throughout but never led and fell 71-58 to Nebraska in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday.

The Bobcats trailed 32-30 at halftime and still were within four with eight minutes left, but the Cornhuskers pulled away.

Javarez Willis led Ohio (4-6) with 15 points, while Maurice Ndour had 12 points but only one rebound and struggled with foul trouble.

Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields had 22 points apiece for Nebraska (7-4).

Each time Ohio made a run in the second half to get close, Nebraska answered. Willis got the Bobcats to within two at 41-39 with 15:46, but the Cornhuskers were able to push their lead out to 55-45.

A Treg Setty 3-pointer closed the gap to 57-53 at the eight-minute... <Read More>

Willis, Bobcats explode for 99 points in blowout of Blue Demons

Ohio scores 55 points in 2nd half in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Ohio left no doubt it put a terrible offensive second half behind it with its best offensive performance in four years, routing DePaul 99-78 in the consolation round of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Javarez Willis connected on seven 3-pointers to score a career-high 31 points, and four other Bobcats scored in double-figures as Ohio (4-5) shot 59.4 percent.

Ryan Taylor scored 17 points, and Maurce Ndour (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Antonio Campbell (10 points, 10 boards) both had double-doubles. Treg Setty was a rebound shy of being the third Ohio player with a double-double with 17 points and nine boards.

The performance followed a 25-percent shooting second half in a loss to George Washington a... <Read More>

George Washington pulls away in 2nd half

Bobcats go cold in 2nd half in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Ohio shot only 25 percent in the second half, and George Washington rolled past the Bobcats 77-49 in the opening round of the Diamondhead Classic in the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Bobcats (3-5) made just 7-of-28 attempts after halftime, allowing the Colonials (7-3) to pull away after they led 43-34 at halftime.

Ryan Taylor scored all 13 of his points in the first half to lead Ohio, and Javarez Willis had all nine of his points before the break. Maurice Ndour had just eight points and five rebounds.

Kevin Larsen led four George Washington players in double-figures with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Kethan Savage had 18 points, Patricio Garino finished with 15 points and John Kopriva had 10 points.

Ohio trailed 55-45 with 11:51... <Read More>

Ohio goes scoreless in overtime after rallying

Bobcats go 0-for-9 from field in OT in loss to Purple Aces

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Ohio rallied from down six in the final four minutes to force overtime, but the Bobcats went scoreless in the extra minutes and fell 81-69 to Evansville on the road Thursday night.

Javarez Willis hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 47 seconds left and Ohio got multiple stops of the Purple Aces in the remaining seconds, but the Bobcats (3-4) missed all nine field goal attempts and one free throw try in overtime.

Maurice Ndour led four Ohio players in double-figures with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Willis scored 12 points, and Antonio Campbell and Stevie Taylor had 10 points each.

D.J. Balentine led Evansville (8-2) with 23 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists. Egidiju Mockevicius had a double-double with 16 points... <Read More>

Ndour, Campbell help Bobcats pull away late

Alcorn State gives short-handed Ohio a test

ATHENS - Maurice Ndour scored 20 points, and Antonio Campbell posted his second straight double-double as Ohio pulled away late for a 66-55 victory against Alcorn State on Saturday at The Convo.

The Braves, winless this season against Division I opponents, trailed by one at halftime and by just one after two Tyrel Hunt free throws with 4:47 remaining, but the Bobcats (3-3) outscored them 13-3 the rest of the way.

Making his first start of the year, Campbell finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Stevie Taylor added 10 points and three assists.

LeAntwan Luckett led the Braves (1-7) with 15 points, Marquis Vance had 12 points and seven rebounds, and Hunt had 10 points and eight boards.

A pair of Taylor free throws began Ohio's late run... <Read More>

St. Bonaventure uses big 2nd half to top Ohio 80-70

Adams scores 26 to lead Bonnies

ATHENS - Jaylen Adams scored 26 points, Marcus Posley added 20, and St. Bonaventure pulled away in the middle of the second half to beat Ohio 80-70 on Saturday at The Convo.

Maurice Ndour and Javerez Willis scored 16 points each, Antonio Campbell posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Ryan Taylor added 11 points to lead the Bobcats (2-3).

"It's a learning lesson," Willis said. "We've just got to start getting better. We were having trouble (playing well) in the first half; now we're (playing well) in the first half. We've just got to learn to put two halves together of solid basketball."

Ohio led 44-41 on a pair of Willis free throws with 17:11 remaining, but it did not score again for six minutes and St. Bonaventure... <Read More>

Bradshaw scores 42, hits game-winner for Belmont

Willis leads Ohio in loss with 25 points

ATHENS - Craig Bradshaw scored with one second left and Belmont took an 83-81 victory against Ohio on Saturday night at The Convo.

The basket came after Javarez Willis tied the game with a bucket with six seconds remaining.

The Bobcats (2-2) had no answer all night long for Bradshaw, who finished with 42 points. Willis scored 25 points for Ohio.

Maurice Ndour's dunk with 53 seconds left gave Ohio a 79-77 lead, but Nick Smith turned the advantage back to the Bruins (6-1) with a 3-pointer with 32 seconds to go. After Willis missed, Holden Mobley split two free throws with 16 seconds remaining, setting up Willis' tying basket.

Neither team led by more than two after Smith hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 65 with 6:20 remaining, and it... <Read More>

Ndour, Willis help Bobcats overcome Golden Lions

Ohio pulls away in final 5 minutes

ATHENS – Maurice Ndour scored 21 points and added 12 rebounds, and Ohio pulled away late for a 69-60 victory against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Pine Bluff (1-5) had the game tied at 54 with 4:22 remaining, but Ohio (2-1) held a 15-6 advantage the rest of the way.

Javarez Willis had 16 points, five rebounds and four assists, Mike Laster scored 10 points and had four boards, and Antonio Campbell finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

Marcel Mosley led the Golden Lions with 20 points, though it came on 7-of-20 shooting, and Ghiavonni Robinson had 15 points.

Tevin Hammond tied the game at 54 with less than five minutes remaining, but Ryan Taylor’s free throws at the 4:22 mark gave Ohio the lead for good. Javarez... <Read More>

Thompson scores 34 as Eagles coast past Bobcats

Ohio only gets as close as 10 after trailing by 25 at halftime

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Bernard Thompson scored 18 of his 34 points in the first half to lead Florida Gulf Coast to a huge halftime lead that carried it past Ohio, 79-62, on Wednesday night at a soldout Aliko Arena.

The Eagles (3-0) led by as many as 26 and held a 45-20 halftime lead before the Bobcats (1-1) made a run early in the second half to get as close as 10 with still 11 minutes remaining, but they could not continue the momentum beyond that.

Javarez Willis had 14 of his team-high 17 points after the break, and Maurice Ndour scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, but he fouled out with 4:42 remaining and played only 25 minutes because of foul trouble.

Ohio shot just 16.1 percent in the first half, before turning things around... <Read More>

Freshman Taylor propels Ohio to season-opening blowout win

Bobcats dominate Mountaineers 73-47

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Ryan Taylor
ATHENS – Freshman Ryan Taylor scored 10 of his 21 points during an early second-half 18-0 run and Ohio ran away with a 73-47 regular-season opening victory against Appalachian State on Saturday at The Convo.

Maurice Ndour posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Antonio Campbell reached double-figures with 11 points in just 16 foul-plagued minutes.

Chris Burgess and Tommy Spagnolo led the Mountaineers with 11 points apiece.

“Our length, our ability to apply our defensive game plan, some freshman that just walked in like he owned the place: Those are the three things that stood out to me,” Ohio coach Saul Phillips said. “Ryan was pretty bashful in his opener, and he held his guy to 2-of-12 shooting in the opener. I knew I... <Read More>

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Bobcats pull away from Pioneers late in exhibition game

Ndour leads 5 Ohio players in double-figures with 19 points

ATHENS – Ohio had five players score in double-figures and after trailing by as many as 14 early, pulled away to defeat Marietta, 82-69, in an exhibition game before a crowd of more than 11,000 on Saturday at The Convo.

Maurice Ndour had 18 points and nine rebounds, while Treg Setty, Javarez Willis and Stevie Taylor scored 15 each and freshman Mike Laster added 11.

Eddy Gernert’s 3-pointer with 6:52 remaining in the first half gave the Division III Pioneers a 38-24 advantage before the Bobcats eventually asserted themselves.

Marietta’s lead was cut to 38-37 on a Setty 3-pointer and the Bobcats were down just 40-37 at the break. Ndour gave Ohio a 45-44 lead with a three-point play with 17:38 remaining, and a Laster layup put the Bobcats up... <Read More>

Illinois shooting guard Gavin Block commits to Ohio

Lincoln (IL) High School 2015 shooting guard has given a verbal commitment to Ohio Basketball. The 6-5, 185-pounder held offers from Northern Illinois and Bradley among several others. Block visited Ohio over the weekend and gave his commitment to new Ohio head coach Saul Phillips on Monday. He averaged 15.9 points and 5.7 rebounds as a junior for Lincoln.

Block joins Doug Taylor (Columbus Northland) and Jordan Dartis (Newark) as members of the 2015 recruiting class. With Block's commitment, the Bobcats now have 12 of 13 scholarships allocated for the 2015-16 season.

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BobcatAttack.com Basketball Recruiting Page  (BobcatAttack.com)
Lincoln basketball star Block commits to Ohio University  (Springfield State Journal Register)
Gavin Block recruiting thread on the basketball recruiting forum  (BobcatAttack.com)
‏@Channel1450com "It's The Happiest Day Of My Life" Lincoln's Block Chooses Ohio University(VIDEO)  (BobcatAttack.com)

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