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Ohio rallies past Delaware 74-73

Hunter scores go-ahead layup with 31 seconds left

ATHENS – Trailing most of the game, Ohio rallied past Delaware, with Jaylin Hunter scoring the go-ahead layup with 31 seconds left in a 74-73 victory Saturday at The Convo.

Hunter’s basket gave the Bobcats their first lead since it was 17-16 with more than 10 minutes left in the first half. He was one of four Ohio players in double figures, finishing with 15 points on the day.

Elmore James led all players with 21 points. His baseline reverse layup with 1:26 got the Bobcats (5-2) to within one. AJ Clayton, who had 10 points, five rebounds and five blocks, swatted away a Delaware shot, and then a jumper at the shot-block buzzer was airballed to set up the go-ahead score.

Delaware (5-3) had two chances after Hunter’s basket. Jyare Davis... <Read More>

Mitchell, Hunter get help from James in Ohio win

Bobcats top Bears for 5th place in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – Shareef Mitchell and Jaylin Hunter continued to put up big numbers and got some help from Elmore James as Ohio topped Brown 82-77 for fifth place Sunday in the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

Mitchell scored 24 points, Hunter added 21 points, and Elmore James tallied 18 points for the Bobcats (4-2).

Ohio built a 38-29 lead and went up 58-39 on a James 3-point play, but Brown slowly worked its way back into it in the second half and had a chance late. Free throws by Nana Owusu-Anane made it 67-63 with 6:47 remaining.

Hunter converted a three-point play and Mitchell added two free throws to put Ohio back up by nine. The Bears (2-6) cut their deficit to four points again on an... <Read More>

Hot-shooting Bobcats pull away in 2nd half

Hunter, Clayton combine to go 8-of-9 on 3-pointers

NASSAU, Bahamas – Jaylin Hunter scored 19 points as Ohio pulled away to beat Middle Tennessee 80-68 in a consolation semifinal game in the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship on Saturday at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

Hunter broke out of a 3-point shooting slump by going 3-for-3 in the game and was 7-of-9 from the field overall in an efficient effort. AJ Clayton was 5-of-6 from 3-point range and scored 15 points, while Shareef Mitchell added 14 points in a balanced effort for the Bobcats (3-2).

Ohio led just 40-38 at halftime but gradually extended its advantage in the sending half, taking a 54-44 lead on an Ajay Sheldon 3-poitner with 14:17 remaining. It was a 63-55 game when the Bobcats scored eight straight, capped by consecutive... <Read More>

GW makes clutch 3-pointers to top Ohio in double OT

Hunter, Mitchell combine for 48 points in loss

NASSAU, Bahamas – George Washington had three players score 22 points or more, and they all had clutch shots to help the Revolutionaries take a 99-94 victory against Ohio in the opening round of the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship on Friday night at the Baha Mar Convention, Arts & Entertainment Center.

James Bishop IV led the way with 28 points, Darren Buchanan Jr. scored 25 points, and Maximus Edwards finished with 22 points, including a pair of big 3-pointers in the second overtime for George Washington (5-0).

Ohio (2-2) got 25 points from Jaylin Hunter and a career-high 23 points from Shareef Mitchell. AJ Brown and AJ Clayton finished with 13 points each.

The Revolutionaries built a 10-point halftime lead and then rallied from a... <Read More>

Hunter scores 1,000th career point in win

Ohio runs away from Detroit Mercy

ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter scored his 1,000th career point as Ohio ran away with a 71-52 victory against Detroit Mercy on Saturday at The Convo.

Hunter finished with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double. AJ Clayton had a game-high 18 points with six rebounds, and Ike Cornish came off the bench to score 12 points for the Bobcats (2-1).

"Honestly, it didn't hit me until I looked at the jumbotron and they said I had 1,000 points," Hunter said. "The first thing that went to my mind was just like how thankful I am for my teammates, transferring to Ohio and just meeting such a great group of guys and coaches to help me be successful."

Marcus Tankersley led the Titans (0-4) with 14 points and eight rebounds. Jayden... <Read More>

Free throws the difference in Cleveland State win over Ohio

Bobcats miss potential tying 3-pointer in final seconds

CLEVELAND – Cleveland State knocked down 25 free throws to top Ohio 82-78 on Saturday evening at Henry J. Goodman Arena.

The Vikings (2-1) shot 80.6% on 31 attempts from the line, whereas the Bobcats (1-1) were 14-of-24 (58.3%) and lost despite shooting 50% from the field and 44.4% from 3-point range on the road.

Ohio led 40-38 at halftime, and the second half was tight until Cleveland State used a 7-0 run to go up 72-65 with 5:55 remaining. A minute later, Jalin Rice hit a pair of free throws to match the game’s biggest advantage, 74-66.

The Bobcats made a push down the stretch and had a chance to tie in the closing seconds, but Shereef Mitchell’s 3-pointer was off the mark, and Chase Robinson clinched it by making the first of two shots... <Read More>

Brown, James lead Bobcats to win in opener

Ohio tops Troy 88-70 in MAC-Sun Belt Challenge

ATHENS – AJ Brown and Elmore James combined for 44 points to lead Ohio to a season-opening 88-70 victory against Troy as part of the MAC-Sun Belt Challenge on Wednesday night at The Convo.

AJ Brown finished with 24 points, with James scoring 20 points as the Bobcats (1-0) led basically from start to finish.

In a high-possession game, Troy (1-1) was held to 39.0% shooting with 17 turnovers. It was led by Christyon Eugene with 19 points.

Jaylon Hunter added 11 points for the Bobcats, mostly on 8-of-8 free-throwing shooting. His only made field goal in 12 attempts was a 3-pointer that followed one by Brown and gave Ohio an early 6-2 lead. The advantage was extended to 9-2 on a Brown jumper at the 15:15 mark in the first half.

Troy got as... <Read More>

Ohio gets commitment from Elizabethtown (KY) HS PF Ayden Evans

According to his Twitter account, class of 2024 6'10" Elizabethtown (KY) HS power forward Ayden Evans has committed to Ohio.

Toledo ends Ohio's season with 17th straight win

Hunter's 27 points not enough in 82-75 MAC semifinal loss

CLEVELAND – Toledo won its 17th game in a row and eliminated Ohio from the Mid-American Conference tournament with an 82-75 victory in the semifinals Friday evening at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The nation’s second-highest scoring team and the MAC regular season champs, the Rockets shot 51.8% and got 28 points from MAC Player of the Year RayJ Dennis. Dante Maddox Jr. added 20 points.

Jaylin Hunter carried the load for the No. 5 seed Bobcats (19-14) with a career-high 27 points. DeVon Baker came off the bench to score 17 points. A night after scoring a career-high 28 points, AJ Brown finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.

Toledo (27-6) led by as many as 11 points in the second half, and Ohio got as close as 76-72 on three Brown free... <Read More>

Freshman Brown scores 28 in Ohio's rout of Ball State

Bobcats advance to semifinals of MAC Tournament

CLEVELAND – Freshman AJ Brown scored a career-high 28 points as Ohio blew out Ball State 90-70 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday afternoon at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

No. 5 seed Ohio (19-13) raced out to a 54-32 halftime advantage and led by as much as 33 points in the second half. The Bobcats advance to take on No. 1 seed Toledo, which has won 16 straight games.

Payton Sparks paced the No. 4 seed Cardinals (20-12) with 21 points.

Ball State actually led 10-4 in the opening four minutes and was up 14-9 at the 13:49 mark following two Demarius Jacobs free throws. Ohio began to dominate after that, beginning with a 10-0 run that included 3-pointers from Brown and DeVon Baker.

Leading 21-19, the... <Read More>

Bobcats blow out Falcons to wrap up regular season

Ohio goes on 21-0 run late in 1st half to run away

ATHENS – Ohio closed out the regular season and ended Bowling Green’s in resounding fashion with a 92-58 blowout victory Friday night at The Convo.

Dwight Wilson had 20 points in just 23 minutes, finishing his night early with the Bobcats running away. Ohio clinched the No. 5 seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament, while the Falcons missed a postseason spot, finishing one game behind eighth-place Miami.

The Bobcats (18-13, 10-8 MAC) exploded for 54 points in the first half and led by 28 at that point, more than doubling up the Falcons, 54-26, using a 21-0 run from over about a four-minute period to take turn a 10-point lead into a 31-point advantage.

Even with the bench getting substantial playing time, Ohio added to its lead in... <Read More>

Carry leads Kent State to big 2nd half in win over Ohio

Hunter scores 14 for balanced Bobcats

KENT – Sincere Carry scored 23 points to lead Kent State to an 82-75 victory against Ohio on Tuesday night at the MAC Center.

The Bobcats led by double digits early in the second half before the Golden Flashes turned the game down the stretch and remained undefeated at home. They shot 60.7% after halftime.

Jaylin Hunter led balanced Ohio (17-13, 9-8 Mid-American Conference) with 14 points. Miles Brown and AJ Clayton had 11 points each.

The Bobcats’ biggest lead came with 15:45 remaining on a Dwight Wilson layup that made it 50-40, capping a 9-0 run. The Golden Flashes (24-6, 14-3 MAC) got back in it quickly, taking a 54-53 lead on a Malique Jacobs jumper at the 12:13 mark.

Ohio’s final lead came when Clayton made three free throws to make... <Read More>

Miami snaps Ohio's streaks with 85-68 victory

Lairy, Safford combined for 50 points

OXFORD – Miami shot over 60% to put an end to a pair of streaks Saturday at Millett Hall.

The RedHawks snapped Ohio’s six-game winning streak while also ending the Bobcats’ run of seven straight victories in the Battle of the Bricks rivalry series with an 85-68 victory.

Miami (11-18, 5-11 Mid-American Conference) shot 60.8% in the game, including 65.2% in the second half when it pulled away after leading by just two at halftime. Mekhi Lairy (26 points) and Morgan Safford (24 points) combined for 50 points.

Jaylin Hunter and Dwight Wilson had 19 points each for the Bobcats (17-12, 9-7 MAC).

Leading just 49-48 after a Gave Wiznitzer putback for Ohio, Miami scored eight straight points – six of them by Safford – to build a cushion. The... <Read More>

Wilson grabs 1,000th career rebound, leads Bobcats again

Ohio finishes strong to beat Northern Illinois for 6th straight win

ATHENS – Dwight Wilson grabbed his 1,000th career rebound and had a double-double of 24 points and 10 boards to lead Ohio to its sixth straight victory, 77-68, over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night at The Convo.

Jaylin Hunter added 16 points and seven assists, and Elmore James finished in double figures with 10 points for the Bobcats (17-11, 9-6 Mid-American Conference).

Northern Illinois (11-17, 7-8 MAC) led 59-56 with less than seven minutes remaining, but Ohio closed strong, starting with a Miles Brown three-point play that tied the score. Ben Roderick gave the Bobcats the lead for good with a 3-pointer.

Harvin Ibarguen split two free throws that cut Northern Illinois’ lead to 66-64 with 2:35 remaining. Ohio put the game away with a... <Read More>

Slow start doesn't stop Ohio from winning 5th straight

Bobcats run away with blowout win despite early deficit

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Even a slow road start could not cool off Ohio on Saturday afternoon at Central Michigan.

Despite falling into a big early hole, the Bobcats dominated the middle of the game and ran away with their fifth straight victory, 76-59, at McGuirk Arena.

Central Michigan scored the game’s first 12 points, but from the point of its biggest lead of 23-10 near the midway point of the first half, to Ohio’s biggest lead of 62-39 close to the middle of the second half, the Bobcats held a 52-16 advantage.

“Give our guys credit, they adjusted and played a great game the rest of the way,” Ohio coach Jeff Boals said.

AJ Clayton led five Bobcats in double figures with 18 points. Jaylin Hunter had 14 points, six assists and six steals... <Read More>

Ohio rolls past Buffalo to extend streak to 4

Bobcats put 5 players in double figures

ATHENS – Ohio pushed its winning streak to four games with an 85-61 rout of Buffalo on Tuesday night at The Convo.

The balanced Bobcats (15-11, 7-6 Mid-American Conference) put five players in double figures, led by James Elmore and Dwight Wilson with 15 points each. Jaylin Hunter scored 14 points, and Miles Brown and DeVon Baker had 11 each.

Ohio led 34-22 at halftime and only took off from there, scoring the first seven points of the second half. A Ben Roderick 3-pointer make it 41-22.

Buffalo only got as close as 41-30 with 16:27 left to play, but Ohio got the lead back to 19 by the midway point of the second half, 59-40 on a Hunter jumper. The game was no closer than 17 the rest of the night.

The Bulls held an early 11-6 lead, but the... <Read More>

Hunter leads Bobcats to win over Zips

Ohio has 5 players in double figures

ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter scored a career-high 25 points as Ohio knocked Akron out of a first-place tie in the Mid-American Conference standings with a 90-81 victory Friday night at The Convo.

Dwight Wilson II added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Bobcats (14-11, 6-6 MAC). Miles Brown had 12 points. Elmore James and DeVon Baker also reached double figures with 11 points each.

That was enough to offset a 34-point night from Xavier Castaneda for the Zips (17-8, 9-3 MAC). Enrique Freeman added 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Ohio used a 10-2 run early in the second half to go up by double digits 56-45 and then used a 12-0 run to make it 70-52 with 12:28 remaining. The Bobcats matched that margin on a Hunter steal and dunk making it 86-68 with... <Read More>

Ohio holds off Northern Illinois for first MAC road win

Hunter leads Bobcats again with 19 points

DeKALB, Ill. – Ohio finally picked up its first Mid-American Conference road victory, holding off Northern Illinois 82-76 on Tuesday night at NIU’s Convocation Center.

Jaylin Hunter continued his strong run of games with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Miles Brown finished with 16 points and 17 boards. James Elmore and Dwight Wilson II scored 13 points each.

The Bobcats (13-11, 5-6 MAC) made a run late in the first half to take the lead, briefly went up double digits and then did enough down the stretch to prevail.

Brown hit a 3-pointer that gave Ohio a 52-42 lead with 16:25 remaining and then went back up by 10 at 68-58 on a Wilson 3-point play with seven minutes to go. A jumper by James at the 2:41 mark kept the Bobcats... <Read More>

Hunter plays well again in Ohio rivalry win

Bobcats top RedHawks 78-68

ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter topped 20 points for the second straight game as Ohio defeated rival Miami 78-68 on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 8,322 at The Convo.

Dwight Wilson II added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (12-11, 4-6 Mid-American Conference).

Hunter hit a 3-pointer that gave Ohio a lead at 7-4, and it did not surrender it the rest of the way, though Miami stayed close. The Bobcats’ advantage in the first half ranged from one to six points and settled at 33-29 at halftime.

After the RedHawks cut their deficit to two, the Bobcats reached a new biggest lead of 41-34 at the 15:33 mark in the second half on an Elmore James basket. Ohio matched that margin multiple times after that before finally making a sizable... <Read More>

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>

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