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Acuff's 29 points lead Eastern Michigan past Ohio

Bobcats remain winless in MAC road games


YPSILANTI, Mich. – Tyson Acuff scored 29 points to lead Eastern Michigan to a 90-79 victory over Ohio on Tuesday night at the George Gervin Game Above Center.

Dwight Wilson II had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Jaylin Hunter scored 22 points, but it was not enough against the Eagles, who shot 57.7%, including 60.7% in the first half when they built a 47-40 lead.

Ohio (11-11, 3-6 Mid-American Conference) was as close as 56-52 on an Elmore James jumper with 11:22 to play, but Acuff hit a pair of free throws at the 8:10 mark that made it 68-58 game. He hit a 3-pointer at the 2:55 mark to put the score at 82-70, and Eastern Michigan (6-16, 3-6 MAC) remained ahead by double digits the rest of the way.

Most of the first half was even, with a... <Read More>





Ohio's comeback at Akron falls short 83-77

Bobcats trailed by 19 in 2nd half, got as close as 4


AKRON – Ohio closed a 19-point second-half deficit to four, but Akron held on for an 83-77 victory Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Zips (15-6, 7-1 Mid-American Conference) got a huge 32-point, 15-rebound performance from Enrique Freeman to hold off the balanced Bobcats (11-10, 3-5 MAC).

Jaylin Hunter led Ohio with 16 points and five assists, while Miles Brown and AJ Brown had 15 points each. Dwight Wilson II added 14 points but fouled out with 3:06 remaining.

Akron matched its biggest lead on a Freeman layup that made it 52-33 with 18:20 to go. Ohio immediately followed with an 8-0 run that included a Wilson basket inside and then back-to-back Hunter 3-pointers.

Miles Brown connected on a jumper at the 12:24 mark to make a... <Read More>





Wilson scores 31 as Bobcats take down Broncos

Ohio gets 2nd straight victory with 88-76 win


ATHENS – Ohio had another career night, this time from Dwight Wilson III, who scored 31 points to lead the Bobcats to an 88-76 victory against Western Michigan on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Wilson went 13 of 16 from the field and 5 of 7 at the foul line and added 11 rebounds, including five of them on the offensive end.

AJ Brown added 16 points, AJ Clayton scored 13 points, and Jaylin Hunter reached double figures with 12 points for Ohio (11-9, 3-4 Mid-American Conference).

"We shared the basketball and had some really good individual performances,” Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. “Big key like we've been talking about was five total turnovers and one in the second half. When we take care of the ball, we get good shots and good things are... <Read More>





Miles Brown's big day leads Bobcats to blowout win

Ohio thumps Central Michigan 96-68


ATHENS – Miles Brown set a new career high of 27 points as Ohio thumped Central Michigan 96-68 on Saturday at The Convo.

Brown went 9 of 12 from the field, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and added five rebounds. He got plenty of help, with five teammates scoring eight or more points. Dwight Wilson and Jaylin Hunter had 12 each.

Ohio (10-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) shot 51.6% for the game and made 15 of 32 (46.9%) of its 3-point attempts. That helped them build a 52-31 lead by halftime.

Brian Taylor tallied 27 points to lead the Chippewas (7-12, 2-4 MAC). Markus Harding added 16 points.

The Bobcats scored the game’s first six points and never trailed. Their lead reached double digits at 15-4 on a Brown 3-pointer only five minutes... <Read More>





Ohio can't slow down hot-shooting Toledo

Rockets run away with 90-75 victory


TOLEDO – Ohio could not slow down hot-shooting Toledo and dropped a 90-75 decision Tuesday night at Savage Arena.

The Rockets (12-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) shot 55.6% overall, including 67.9% in the first half when they built a 52-31 lead. RayJ Dennis scored 25 points with nine rebounds, while JT Shumate added 21 points and six rebounds.

Freshman Elmore James had the best game of his career with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting to lead the Bobcats (9-9, 1-4 MAC). Dwight Wilson posted another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Toledo jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game without missing a field goal attempt. A short time later, a 7-0 run put the Rockets up 26-7, and the Bobcats did not closer than 13 the rest of the... <Read More>





Ohio falls despite Wilson's career-high 27 points

MAC-leading Golden Flashes edge Bobcats 70-65


ATHENS – Dwight Wilson III scored a career-high 27 points, but it was not enough as Ohio fell to Mid-American Conference-leading Kent State 70-65 on Friday night at The Convo.

Trailing by 12 points in the second half, the Bobcats (9-8, 1-3 MAC) got to within three, but the Golden Flashes (14-3, 4-0 MAC) were able to close it out.

Malique Jacobs and Miryne Thomas had 17 points each for Kent State. Reigning MAC Player of the Year Sincere Carry was held to 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

"Tough loss," Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. "Give Kent State a lot of credit. I thought our guys really battled and competed.

After trailing by a point at halftime, Kent State was down 37-35 following an AJ Clayton 3-pointer. The Golden Flashes had a decisive... <Read More>





Hunter, Wilson lead Ohio to first MAC win

Bobcats hold off Cardinals 76-71


ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter scored a career-high 23 points, and Dwight Wilson posted a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds as Ohio picked up its first Mid-American Conference win and handed Ball State its first MAC loss, 76-71, on Tuesday night at The Convo.

AJ Clayton added 16 points for the Bobcats (9-7, 1-2 MAC).

In a game of big runs, Ohio fell behind in the first half, erased most of its deficit by halftime, surged ahead in the second half and then held on.

Jarron Coleman had 17 points to lead the Cardinals (11-5, 2-1 MAC0. Jalen Windham added 13 points, and Payton Sparks had 12 points.

"It's great to be back in front of home fans,” Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. “The first two road games were tough ones. I think tonight we sustained... <Read More>





Metheny leads Falcons past Bobcats

Bowling Green finishes strong in close game


BOWLING GREEN – Kaden Metheny scored 25 points and Bowling Green finished strong to take an 88-79 victory against Ohio on Saturday evening at The Convo.

The Bobcats held a four-point lead with six minutes to go, but the Falcons followed with an 11-0 run, and Ohio got no closer than five after that.

AJ Brown and Dwight Wilson had 17 points each, with Wilson also pulling down 17 rebounds. DeVon Baker reached double figures with 10 points.

Bowling Green shot 60% in the first half to build a 44-40 lead. The Falcons (8-7, 2-0 MAC) then went up 56-43 with a big start to the second half before the Bobcats (8-7, 0-2 MAC) turned things around, tying the game at 59 on a pair of Elmore James free throws. Later, a Brown 3-pointer gave them a 67-63... <Read More>





Brown's career-high 24 points not enough in MAC opener

Bulls fail at foul line but hold off Bobcats 75-72


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo’s poor free-throw shooting late left the door open for Ohio to rally, but a Miles Brown 3-pointer in the final seconds was off the mark, and the Bulls held on for a 75-72 victory to begin Mid-American Conference play Tuesday night at Alumni Arena.

Miles Brown scored a career-high 24 points, but it was not enough for Ohio (8-6, 0-1 MAC). Jaylin Hunter added 10 points.

The Bulls led by as many as 10 points in the second half, and after the Bobcats got to within two, back-to-back baskets by Laquill Hardnett made it 73-67 with 1:18 to go.

Brown scored to make it a four-point game, and Ohio turned it over on a chance to get even closer. Armoni Foster split two free throws with 27 seconds left, and after another Bobcats... <Read More>





Ohio thumps Chicago State in final nonconference game

Bobcats hold Cougars to 33% shooting


ATHENS – Ohio opened up a big halftime lead and coasted toa 76-59 victory against Chicago State to cap nonconference play Friday night at The Convo.

AJ Brown and AJ Clayton scored 13 points each, and Dwight Wilson had 12 points in a balanced effort for Ohio, which led 42-23 at halftime. The Bobcats (8-5) led by nearly 30 points at 74-45 with 3:46 remaining.

The game was tied at 6 early before Ohio took over, outscoring Chicago State 23-5 over the next eight minutes.

Miles Brown scored nine points, with Jaylin Hunter and Gabe Wiznitzer adding seven points each.

Wesley Cardet led the Cougars (3-14) with 13 points, but it came on 2-of-16 shooting. Elijah Weaver had 12 points, while Jahsean Corbett was just shy of a double-double with nine... <Read More>





Hot-shooting Ohio wins big at Delaware

All 5 starters score in double figures


NEWARK, Del. – Ohio shot 52.4% and rolled to a 95-76 victory against Delaware on Wednesday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.

All five Bobcats starters scored in double figures, led by AJ Clayton with a career-high 23 points. He went 9 of 9 at the foul line, as Ohio connected on 20 of 21 free throws in the game. Dwight Wilson had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Delaware (8-5) led 13-9 about four minutes into the game, but Ohio (7-5) took over with a 20-0 run over the next seven minutes, pushing out to a 29-13 lead on a Wilson layup.

The rest of the game was fairly even, but the Bobcats were in control, including 51-34 at halftime. Ohio’s lead was 20 at 59-39 on a Clayton layup with 17:27 remaining. The Blue Hens got to... <Read More>





Ohio responds with blowout of Stetson

Wilson leads the way with 20 points


ATHENS – Ohio bounced back in a big way from its blowout loss to Florida by routing Stetson 85-66 on Saturday at The Convo.

The Bobcats put up 52 first-half points for a 22-point lead and went up by as many as 30 points in the second half.

Dwight Wilson scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting in just 23 minutes to lead five players in double figures. Freshman AJ Brown added 13 points, DeVon Baker had 12 points, Miles Brown scored 11 points, and Gabe Wiznitzer nearly posted a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in only 17 minutes.

An early 10-0 run gave Ohio (6-5) a 14-5 lead. It was part of a bigger 18-3 spurt that put the Bobcats ahead 22-8.

After the Hatters (5-5) cut their deficit to 31-25, the Bobcats had their biggest run. They... <Read More>





Florida overwhelms Ohio 82-48

Bobcats shoot just 22.2% in 1st half


TAMPA, Fla. – Florida’s combination of size and athleticism overwhelmed Ohio as the Gators ran away with an 82-48 victory Wednesday night at Amalie Arena.

The Bobcats trailed 42-18 at the break after shooting just 22.2% in the first half.

Dwight Wilson had more than half of his team’s points in the first half with 10 and finished with 13 points. Freshman AJ Brown continued to produce after an injury kept him out the lineup earlier this season, finishing with a team-leading 14 points. Jaylin Brown scored nine points.

Florida (7-4) rolled throughout the game, shooting 51.9% on the night. Kowacie Reeves led the Gators with 20 points, while Kyle Lofton had 15 points.

With Wilson scoring eight points in the first 10 minutes, Ohio (5-5) hung... <Read More>





Bobcats win on Wilson's shot at the buzzer

Ohio gets first road win of the year at Youngstown State


YOUNGSTOWN – Dwight Wilson’s shot hung on the rim and fell through at the buzzer to give Ohio an 81-79 victory against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon at the Beeghly Center.

Dwayne Cohill’s 3-pointer tied the game with 1.9 seconds left. The Bobcats’ initial inbounds pass was deflected out of bounds at halfcourt. That allowed a better opportunity, and Ohio took advantage.

Wilson got isolated on the block. He received the inbounds pass from Ben Roderick. He powered a shot up over a defender who got a hand on the ball, which wound on the back side of the rim. It took a few short bounces before falling back through for the win.

"It's great to turn that corner and be able to get the stops when we needed to and finally get our first win on... <Read More>





Marshall jumps out to big early lead in rout

Thundering Herd go up 27 early in 2nd half


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall jumped all over Ohio early and coasted to an 83-69 victory Saturday evening at the Cam Henderson Center.

The Thundering Herd never trailed, built a 21-point halftime lead and led by as many as 27 points.

Andrew Taylor led five Marshall players in double figures with 19 points. Taevion Kinsey added 18 points with nine rebounds and five assists, and Obinna Anochili-Killen had 16 points and six rebounds.

Ohio’s success came inside, with Dwight Wilson tallying 16 points and six rebounds and Gabe Wiznitzer scoring a career-high 15 points in just 16 minutes.

Kinney hit a jumper on Marshall’s first possession, and it led the rest of the way. Ohio (4-4) trailed just 6-5 following an AJ Brown 3-pointer, but the... <Read More>





Ohio blows out UC Clermont by 69 points

Bobcats go on multiple double-digit runs


ATHENS – UC Clermont was no match for Ohio, which ran away with a 113-44 victory Wednesday night at the Convo.

All 13 available players saw action and scored for the Bobcats, with the starters playing just 10-17 minutes each. AJ Brown led the way with 18 points, Elmore James scored 16 points, and AJ Clayton finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Ohio (4-3) led 62-17 at halftime and outscored the Cougars 51-27 in the second half.

The Bobcats shot 62.5% in the game and could have put more points on the board if they had made more free throws. They were 14 of 24 (58.3%) at the foul line.

UC Clermont (3-4) shot 30.5% and went just 3 of 12 on free throws. Ohio had 17 offensive rebounds to eight for the Cougars, and the Bobcats had fewer... <Read More>





Ohio wins Bobcat Battle title with win over Alabama State

Clayton has double-double, Brown scores 18


ATHENS – Ohio won the Bobcat Battle championship by beating Alabama State 72-58 on Sunday afternoon at The Convo.

Miles Brown scored 18 points, and with Dwight Wilson sitting out, AJ Clayton had his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats (3-3). Ben Roderick came off the bench to score 11 points.

Ohio shot 48.6% in the first half to build a 45-27 lead and then held off the Hornets (1-7). Alabama State won its first game of the year a day earlier by beating Eastern Illinois 67-58 at The Convo.

With the Bobcats going cold in the second half, the Hornets got as close as 56-49 with 9:05 remaining on an Antonio Madlock steal and layup. Another steal gave them a chance to get even closer, but Clayton blocked a... <Read More>





Bench provides spark in Bobcats' victory

Ohio runs away from Eastern Illinois in 2nd half


ATHENS – Ohio had strong games from Ben Roderick and Aidan Hadaway off the bench and pulled away in the second half for a 78-67 victory against Eastern Illinois on Friday at The Convo.

Roderick scored 15 points in 21 minutes, with Hadaway adding 11 points in 14 minutes. Starters Miles Brown (14 points) and Dwight Wilson (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Bobcats (2-3).

The Panthers (1-5) led early in the second half 43-40 on a Yaakema Rose 3-pointer and tied the game at 45 on a Rose basket in the paint, before the Bobcats began to take over.

Wilson scored, followed by an AJ Clayton 3-pointer, and after a basket by Nick Ellington for Eastern Illinois, Ohio got a Wilson basket, two Roderick free throws and a Roderick 3-pointer... <Read More>





Ball bounces Ohio's way to force OT, but Michigan prevails

Wilson's season-high 21 points not enough in 70-66 loss


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ohio got a fortunate bounce to help force overtime, but it could not quite recreate the magic of its NCAA Tournament victory more than 10 years ago in a 70-66 loss to No. 20 Michigan on Sunday night at the Crisler Center.

With a six-point lead with four minutes to go, the Bobcats (1-3) looked like they might top the Wolverines (4-1) again after defeating them in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Michigan, though, scored eight straight points, taking the lead on two Kobe Bufkin free throws with 2.1 seconds left.

After a timeout, Ohio’s full-court pass was off the rim and right to Ben Rederick, who missed a short shot. Dwight Wilson rebounded and beat the buzzer with a putback to tie the score at 63. Overtime, however, belonged to... <Read More>





Detroit Mercy builds big lead in win over Ohio

Titans' Davis scores 28 points


DETROIT – Ohio made a late run, but it was not nearly enough in an 88-74 loss to Detroit Mercy on Wednesday night at Calihan Hall.

The Titans had a lead as big as 72-47 with 10:29 remaining before the Bobcats closed strong to get to within single digits in the final minutes.

Detroit (2-1) shot 51.7% in the game and got 28 points from super senior Antoine Davis, who has averaged 24.6 per game in his career with the Titans.

Devon Baker led Ohio (1-2) with 16 points, while AJ Clayton scored 15 points and Miles Brown 12 points. Dwight Wilson had eight points and 13 rebounds.

Despite the Bobcats scoring the first six points, Detroit took control in the first half, going on a 15-0 run before building a 20-point advantage at 43-23 with 3:31 to... <Read More>





Balanced Bobcats shoot well in home opener

Ohio downs Cleveland State 81-70


ATHENS – On its home court for the first time this season, Ohio shot 52% and downed Cleveland State 81-70 for its first victory Saturday at The Convo.

The Bobcats (1-1) went 12 of 22 (54.5%) from long range and made 17 of 19 (89.5%) free throws while holding a comfortable lead throughout the second half against the Vikings (0-3).

Jaylin Hunter led Ohio with 17 points and seven assists, with Miles Brown scoring 14 points with four assists and Devon Baker adding 13 points.

Leading 38-30 at halftime, the Bobcats got four points from AJ Clayton to start the second half and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Baker, Hunter and Clayton all had 3-pointers during a 9-2 run that made it 51-34 with 16:26 to play.

Ohio’s biggest lead was... <Read More>





Belmont wins at buzzer 70-69 in season opener

Tyson connects after Clayton's 3-pointer gave Ohio lead


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman Cade Tyson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to answer a go-ahead 3-pointer by AJ Clayton, giving Belmont a season-opening 70-69 victory over Ohio on Monday night at the Curb Event Center.

The Bobcats (0-1) trailed by double digits with less than eight minutes remaining and erased a five-point deficit with a minute to go by scoring seven straight points, but the Bruins (1-0) had just enough time to answer.

Clayton nailed a fast break 3-pointer that looked like it would be the game-winning shot, with the clock initially showing 0.8 seconds left. After the time was adjusted to 1.4 seconds, the Bruins inbounded to just past halfcourt and called a timeout, leaving still 1.1 seconds to play.

That was enough time for... <Read More>





Abilene Christian tops Ohio in CBI quarterfinal

Sears' career-high 37 points not enough with Carter out


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jason Carter left the game with an injury after only 14 seconds, and Ohio trailed nearly the whole night in a 91-86 loss to Abilene Christian in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Mark Sears scored a career-high 37 points, and Ben Vander Plas had 19 points and 11 rebounds in what could be his final game, but it was not enough for the No. 3 seed Bobcats (25-10) as their season came to an end.

“This isn’t indicative of our season,” Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. “Second most wins in school history. These guys were fun to coach. They’re high character guys.”

Carter was fouled on the game’s first possession and was able to make one free... <Read More>





Sears' layup at buzzer gives Ohio win over Rice in CBI

Carter has 26 points, 12 rebounds in 65-64 win


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Mark Sears struggled for most of the game but came up clutch when it mattered.

Sears went coast to coast in the final seconds for the game-winning layup to lift Ohio to a 65-64 victory against Rice in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Saturday night at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Owls (16-17) rallied from a 10-point deficit with 5:24 remaining, taking the lead on a Carl Pierre jumper with less than six seconds left. The Bobcats’ inbound pass went to Sears, who took the ball all the way to the other end, finishing high off the backboard over a bigger Rice defender.

“An unbelievable play by Mark at the end,” Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. “We made one more play than them, and... <Read More>





Kent State holds off Ohio to win 14th straight

Golden Flashes reach MAC title game against Akron


CLEVELAND – Ohio rallied to within two points in the final minutes, but Kent State held on for its 14th straight victory 67-61 in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Bobcats trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before making a run that came up short.

In what could have been his last game for Ohio, Ben Vander Plas had 20 points and six rebounds, while Mark Sears scored 18 points with six rebounds. Jason Carter had 10 points and six rebounds while possibly wrapping up his college career.

"One of the funnest years I've had in 27 years of coaching, and it's because of the character of these young men on the court and off the court - the trust and belief that... <Read More>





Bobcats go on big 2nd half run to pull away from Cardinals

Carter, Sears have huge double-doubles


CLEVELAND – Ohio’s struggling offense came to life with a huge second-half run in a 77-67 victory against Ball State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament Thursday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Leading by just four with less than 10 minutes remaining, the No. 3 seed Bobcats (24-8) scored 17 straight points to run away from the No. 6 seed Cardinals (14-17) and snap their three-game losing streak.

Mark Sears scored 24 points with 10 rebounds and five assists, and Jason Carter tallied 20 points with 18 rebounds. Ben Vander Plas and Miles Brown added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

"It's great to be back in Cleveland," Ohio coach Jeff Boals said. "It's something that we aim to do. It's one of our... <Read More>






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