Carter's double-double leads Ohio to 4th straight win
Simmons added 21 points
By Lonnie McMillan / Contributor
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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 Weathers free throws, Laster hit a jumper, Carter made a free throw, and Dartis connected on another 3-pointer to stretch the advantage to 38-22 at the break.
After a basket by Block put the Bobcats up 44-27 early in the second half, the RedHawks made a 14-0 run to get within three, but Ohio outdid its rival with a 16-0 run to take a 60-41 lead with 8:39 remaining. The lead remained in double digits the rest of the game.
Logan McLane led Miami with 11 points. Jake Wright and Weathers had 10 points each.
Ohio shot 53.6 percent, compared to just 40.0 percent by Miami. The Bobcats outrebounded the RedHawks, 37-27.
The Bobcats play at Kent State at 7 p.m. Saturday.