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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.

Additional Coverage:
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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