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November 2014

1. Thompson scores 34 as Eagles coast past Bobcats
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...

2. Freshman Taylor propels Ohio to season-opening blowout win
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...

3. Bobcats pull away from Pioneers late in exhibition game
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...


October 2014

4. 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...


August 2014

5. Newark combo guard Jordan Dartis commits to Ohio Basketball
Per his Twitter account, 2015 Newark High School combo guard Jordan Dartis has given a verbal commitment to Ohio. The 6-3, 180-pounder has a 3-star ranking from ESPN. Dartis is the first commitment...


May 2014

6. Ohio adds transfer power forward Thomas
Coach Saul Phillips recently announced the addition of Chandler Thomas to the Ohio basketball recruiting class. Thomas, a 6-6 power forward, is a transfer from Grambling State who has graduated and...

7. Wisconsin prep schooler Ryan Taylor signs with Ohio Basketball
St. John's Northwest Military Academy shooting guard Ryan Taylor signed with Ohio today. The 6-5 Taylor played high school basketball at Michigan City HS in Indiana. He chose the Bobcats over late...

8. Ohio Basketball gets Houston transfer
Former Kettering Alter HS PG Jaaron Simmons will transfer to Ohio from the University of Houston. Simmons just completed his freshman campaign with the Cougars and will have 3 years of eligibility...

9. Detroit Cass Tech SG Mike Laster commits to Ohio Hoops
Ohio Basketball has received a commitment from 2014 6'4" SG Mike Laster from Detroit Cass Tech High School. He had offers from Buffalo and BG among others. Laster becomes the 2nd member of Ohio's...


April 2014

10. NDSU's Phillips to be Ohio's next basketball coach
As originally reported by the Messenger's Jason Arkley, and now confirmed by the university, North Dakota St. coach Saul Phillips will be the next basketball coach at Ohio. The 41-year-old spent 7...


March 2014

11. Keydets shoot 68 percent in 2nd half to down Bobcats
ATHENS – Trailing by 12 with little more than three minutes remaining, Ohio had a chance to tie in the final minute but came up short – after it led by as many as 17 points in the first half –...

12. Willis helps Ohio rally past Wright State
ATHENS – With Nick Kellogg held in check and Maurice Ndour still struggling through a nagging back injury, Ohio had another player step up. This time it was Javarez Willis, who scored 21 points...

13. Campbell's free throws in final seconds lift Ohio past Cleveland State
ATHENS – Antonio Campbell made the most of having one more chance to play during his freshman season, scoring 11 of his team’s final 13 points, including the go-ahead free throws with less than five...

14. Bobcats accept bid to play in CIT
ATHENS – Ohio accepted a bid to play in the CollegeInside.com Tournament and will host Cleveland State in the first round at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Convo. The CIT features 32 mid-major teams not...

15. Akron goes on late run to down Ohio
CLEVELAND – Akron went on a late 19-3 run to turn an eight-point deficit into an 83-77 victory against Ohio in the Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Quicken Loans...

16. Bobcats top RedHawks for the 7th straight time
CLEVELAND – Nick Kellogg scored 20 points and Ohio held off Miami and pulled away in the final minute to beat the RedHawks for the seventh straight time, earning a 63-55 victory Wednesday night in...

17. Ohio starts fast to run away from Ball State
ATHENS – Ohio scored 20 straight points early in the first half and coasted to a 76-64 victory against Ball State in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday night at The...

18. Ndour basket forces OT; Bobcats top RedHawks
OXFORD – Maurice Ndour scored the game-tying bucket with 1.8 seconds left in regulation and Ohio topped Miami, 82-76, in overtime on Saturday at Millet Hall. Missed free throws by the RedHawks gave...

19. Kellogg scores 25 points to lead short-handed Bobcats past Falcons
BOWLING GREEN – Coming off two straight home losses and with three starters out of the lineup, Ohio’s season seemed to be falling apart, but the road warrior Bobcats came through Tuesday night with a...

20. Bobcats drop 2nd straight at home
ATHENS – Kent State went on an early 17-0 run and coasted to a 75-61 victory that gave Ohio back-to-back losses for the first time all season Saturday at The Convo. Devareaux Manley and Derek Jackson...


February 2014

21. Comeback effort falls short against Bulls
ATHENS – Ohio’s second half deficit proved to be a little too much this time. The Bobcats missed a pair of potential game-tying 3-pointers and their attempt to come back from 17 points down in the...

22. Ohio bounces back with blowout win against short-handed Akron
AKRON – Ohio led by double digits the entire second half and rolled past short-handed Akron, 66-50, on Saturday evening at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Bobcats led 36-20 at halftime and never were...

23. Broncos have big 2nd half vs. Bobcats again
ATHENS – There was no second-half comeback this time. Western Michigan led nearly from start to finish to top Ohio for the second time this season, 73-63, on Wednesday night at The Convo. After the...

24. Campbell huge in another Ohio comeback
BUFFALO, N.Y. – One more time, Ohio found a way to come back from a double-digit second-half deficit, and that way was through freshman Antonio Campbell. Campbell scored the Bobcats’ final six points...

25. Pierson helps Rockets hold off Bobcats
TOLEDO – Ohio made a run at Toledo in the second half but Toledo held on to beat the Bobcats, 82-76, for a split of the season series Wednesday night at Savage Arena. The Rockets led for all but...

26. Wilkins, Kellogg lead Ohio's comeback effort
ATHENS – For the fifth time this year, Ohio came back from a double-digit deficit to earn a victory, rallying from 16 down to beat Miami, 82-75, on Saturday at The Convo. Nick Kellogg and Travis...

27. Western Michigan shoots nearly 60 percent, runs away late
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan shot 59.6 percent in the game and outscored Ohio 36-17 over the final 9:15 to run away with a 90-74 victory at University Arena on Wednesday night. Stevie Taylor...

28. Ndour, Taylor combine for 51 to help Bobcats top Rockets in OT
ATHENS – Maurice Ndour and Stevie Taylor both scored career highs with 28 and 23 points, respectively, and Ohio came out on top of a back-and-forth game against Toledo, 95-90, on Saturday at The...


January 2014

29. Ohio rallies from double-digit deficit again
ATHENS - For the second straight game, Ohio came back from a double-digit second half deficit, coming back from 18 down against Central Michigan for a 71-67 victory Wednesday night at The Convo. The...

30. Willis hits go-ahead 3-pointer in come-from-behind win
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Javarez Willis hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and Ohio finished on a 12-1 run to rally in a game it trailed nearly the entire way, winning 58-56 on Saturday at Eastern Michigan. The...

31. Falcons edge Bobcats at Convo
ATHENS – Nick Kellogg missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Ohio fell to Bowling Green, 58-56, on Wednesday night at The Convo. T.J. Hall, who led the Bobcats with 15 points, drained a 3-pointer to...

32. Big 2nd half runs lead Ohio past Northern Illinois
DeKALB, Ill. – Ohio used a strong second half to run away with a 65-46 road victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday night. Down 26-25 after the teams traded baskets to start the second half...

33. Bobcats shut down Cardinals, 71-51
ATHENS – Ohio limited Ball State to 32.6 percent shooting and forced 21 turnovers, gradually pulling away for a 71-51 victory against Ball on Wednesday night at The Convo. Maurice Ndour scored 16...

34. Diggs leads Zips past Bobcats in double overtime
ATHENS – Nick Kellogg missed a pair of 3-point tries in the final five seconds and Akron knocked off Ohio for the fourth straight time, 83-80, in double overtime on Sunday night at The Convo. Led by...

35. Ohio goes on late run to win at Kent State
KENT – Ohio used a 15-4 run late in the second half to come away with a 59-53 victory against Kent State to open Mid-American Conference play Wednesday night at the MAC Center. Nick Kellogg had 19...

36. Ndour, Kellogg lead Ohio's 2nd-half surge
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Ohio rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to top UNC Asheville, 79-70, to close out non-conference play Saturday at Kimmel Arena. Maurice Ndour scored 24 points and added 10...




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