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Freeman, Ali big down the stretch as Zips top Bobcats

Ohio's season ends with 65-62 MAC semifinal loss

CLEVELAND – Ohio could not stop Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Enrique Freeman, who willed Akron to a 65-62 victory with a monster game in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament on Friday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Freeman finished with 24 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocks to send the No. 2 Zips (23-10) to the championship game against their rival Kent State. The surprise No. 8 seed Golden Flashes (17-16) won the first semifinal 73-60 over No. 5 seed Bowling Green.

Ali Ali also was big down the stretch, making amends for a technical foul that forced him to the bench for much of the second half. He had 16 points and eight rebounds. Sammy Hunter’s 3-point shooting also was key as he scored 14 points.

No. 3 seed Ohio... <Read More>

Ohio shuts down Western Michigan in blowout win

Bobcats advance to take on Akron in MAC semifinals

CLEVELAND – Ohio shut out Western Michigan for the first six minutes and coasted from there in an 82-55 victory in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday night at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The No. 3 seed Bobcats (20-12) won their seventh straight game and held the No. 6 Broncos (12-20) to 32.8% shooting, including just 24.0% shooting in the first half. Ohio will take on No. 2 seed Akron (22-10) in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Zips overcame a slow start to beat No. 7 Miami 75-63.

Shareef Mitchell led Ohio with 15 points and six steals. Jaylin Hunter and Miles Brown added 13 points each, with Hunter also contributing five assists and five steals.

The Bobcats scored the game’s first eight points as... <Read More>

Bobcats sweep season series with RedHawks

Ohio enters MAC Tournament on 6-game winning streak

OXFORD – Ohio overcame a slow start to take down Miami 72-59 on Friday night at Millett Hall to enter the Mid-American Conference tournament on a six-game winning streak.

The RedHawks had a lead as big as 27-14 with just 3:20 left in the first half, but the Bobcats closed the gap to one by halftime with a 12-0 run and then took control in the second half.

Shareef Mitchell and Aidan Hadaway scored 20 points each for Ohio (19-12, 13-5 MAC), with Mitchell adding eight rebounds.

Anderson Mirambeaux paced Miami (15-16, 9-9 MAC) with 13 points. Eian Elmer added 12 points.

Things started turning the Bobcats’ way beginning with a Mitchell layup. Jaylin Hunter scored a basket, and then Hadaway followed with a 3-pointer, a layup following an... <Read More>

Bobcats shoot their way past Bulls

Clayton, Mitchell scored 23 points each

BUFFALO, N.Y. – AJ Clayton knocked down a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored a career-best 23 points, a total matched by Shareef Mitchell, as Ohio stayed hot with its fifth straight win, 78-66, against Buffalo on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena.

Mitchell came up a point shy of his best mark of 24 points. The two carried the load as the only Ohio players in double digits.

The Bobcats (18-12, 12-5 Mid-American Conference) scored the first nine points of the game on a 3-pointer by Aidan Hadaway and then two by Clayton. The Bulls (4-26, 2-15 MAC) got as close as 16-14 on two Jonnivius Smith free throws, but this time it was a Miles Brown three-point play and a long-distance shot by Ike Cornish that gave Ohio separation again.

Elmore James... <Read More>

Boals gets 150th win as Ohio tops Bowling Green

Ohio extends winning streak to 4

ATHENS – Coach Jeff Boals got his 150th career win as Ohio delivered a 66-59 senior night victory against Bowling Green on Friday night at The Convo.

Jaylin Hunter hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:44 left, his only made field goal on the night, while AJ Clayton’s trey with 30 seconds left was the clincher for the Bobcats’ fourth straight victory and their eight in their last nine Mid-American Conference games.

In his final game in Athens, Miles Brown led Ohio (17-12, 11-5 MAC) with 16 points, while fellow senior Hunter scored just eight points on 1-of-8 shooting but had five rebounds and four assists. Shareef Mitchell and Aidan Hadaway scored 13 points each, and Clayton finished with 11.

Rashaun Agee paced the scuffling Falcons (17-12, 8-8... <Read More>

Hunter helps Bobcats knock off 1st-place Zips

Ohio moves into 3rd place in MAC

ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter scored 23 points, including all of them during a game-tying 10-0 run, and made the go-ahead free throws as Ohio knocked off first-place Akron 74-67 on Tuesday night at the Convo.

Down 50-40 with 12 minutes left, Hunter got the Bobcats (16-12, 10-5 MAC) going with a layup, a three-point play, a jumper and then a 3-pointer that tied the score with 9:47 left.

From there, the game was tight. Akron (20-8, 12-3 MAC) led 60-59 on an Enrique Freeman dunk with 4:55 left, but Aidan Hadaway answered with one of her own and then added a layup to make it 63-60. AJ Clayton threw down a fast-break alley-oop dunk from Hunter to push the lead to five with 3:34 left.

Ali Ali came back with the next six points, starting with two free... <Read More>

Ohio routs Northern Illinois to clinch MAC tourney spot

Bobcats win for 6th time in last 7 league games

DeKALB, Ill. – Ohio blew out Northern Illinois 80-59 on Saturday on the road to clinch a spot in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Already ahead by eight, the Bobcats (15-12, 9-5 MAC) scored the first nine points of the second half and led by 15 or more the rest of the game, with the advantage growing to as big as 75-47 with 4:31 remaining.

Miles Brown and Aidan Hadaway led a balanced Ohio scoring effort with 17 points each. Shareef Mitchell added 14 points, six assists and five assists, while AJ Clayton had 10 points.

David Coit’s 27 points for the Huskies (9-18, 3-11 MAC) were not nearly enough.

Clayton had a steal and fastbreak dunk to start the second half and push Ohio’s lead to double digits. Hadaway added a dunk and then... <Read More>

Brown hits big shots, Bobcats sweep Flashes

Defense carries Ohio to 63-57 victory

ATHENS – Ohio held Kent State to 31.7% shooting, hit clutch shots late and took a 63-57 victory Tuesday night at The Convo to sweep the season series with the Golden Flashes for the first time since 2013.

Miles Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:34 remaining and drilled a clinching shot from long range with just 18 seconds remaining. He finished with 10 points on the night for the balanced Bobcats, who were led by Jaylin Hunter with 13 points.

Kent State (13-13, 6-7 Mid-American Conference) led much of the game, including 33-27 at halftime. The lead was still six points at 50-44 following a Chris Payton Jr. free throw with 9:09 remaining, but an Ajay Sheldon 3-pointer was the start of a 9-0 run.

Hunter converted a three-point play to... <Read More>

Maddox hits go-ahead 3 to help Toledo top Ohio

Bobcats lose 11th straight in regular-season series with Rockets

TOLEDO – Dante Maddox Jr. hit a step-back go-ahead 3-pointer with 59 seconds left, and Toledo held off Ohio 85-83 to extend its regular season winning streak against the Bobcats to 11 straight Friday night at Savage Arena.

Once ahead by three, the Rockets (16-9, 10-2 Mid-American Conference) did not allow the Bobcats (13-12, 7-5 MAC) a chance at a game-tying 3-pointer. Aidan Hadaway made two free throws with 35 seconds left to make it a one-point game, and after two foul shots by Sonny Wilson with 28 seconds to go, Toledo fouled on purpose.

Jaylin Hunter made two from the line with 10 seconds left to return it to a one-point game. Andre Lorentsson put the margin back at three with eight seconds to play, and the Rockets then fouled AJ... <Read More>

Arkansas State shoots 63.8%, scores 100 in win over Ohio

Bobcats fall in MAC-Sun Belt Challenge

JONESBORO, Ark. – Ohio simply could not get stops against Arkansas State, which shot 63.8% and topped the Bobcats 100-87 in the second round of the MAC-Sun Belt Conference Challenge on Saturday at First National Bank Arena.

Arkansas State (11-4) went on a 15-0 first-half run to erase a nine-point deficit and controlled the game from there. Taryn Todd scored 20 points and added seven rebounds, with Derrian Ford adding 19 points for the Red Wolves.

Jaylin Hunter paced the Bobcats (13-11) with 20 points and eight assists. Ajay Sheldon knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 17 points.

Sheldon hit back-to-back 3-pointers, followed by one by Ike Cornish that gave Ohio a 27-18 lead midway through the first half, but Arkansas State followed with... <Read More>

Hunter scores career-high 32 in OT win

Bobcats top Cardinals for 4th straight victory

MUNCIE, Ind. – Jaylin Hunter scored a career-high 32 points as Ohio knocked off Ball State 84-79 in overtime for its season-best fourth straight victory Tuesday night at Worthen Arena.

Hunter added five rebounds and five assists. Aidan Hadaway had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Miles Brown scored six points for the Bobcats (13-10, 7-4 Mid-American Conference).

Ohio scored the game’s first 13 points and led throughout the first half with a 36-27 advantage at halftime. Ball State battled back to take a 47-46 lead on a pair of Basheer Jihad free throws with 13:38 remaining, and from there, it was a battle with neither team holding more than a one-possession game the rest of the way.

Bahseer completed a three-point play... <Read More>

Hunter scores 22 in rivalry victory

Bobcats answer RedHawks runs, win 3rd straight

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ATHENS – Jaylin Hunter scored 22 points as Ohio held off a late Miami run for a 78-69 victory in the Battle of the Bricks rivalry game Saturday at The Convo.

Shareef Mitchell added 16 points, AJ Clayton knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Miles Brown had 12 points with a team-leading eight rebounds for the Bobcats (12-10, 6-4 Mid-American Conference).

Ohio had control throughout the second half and fought off pushes by Miami. The RedHawks cut a 12-point deficit with 12 minutes left to five with a quick 7-0 run and later had a 9-0 run to make it a 64-61 game, but each time the Bobcats responded.

Brown hit three free throws with 4:12 remaining, and Mitchell drained a 3-pointer to keep Miami at bay the final time. It got no... <Read More>

Bobcats blow out Bulls 91-70

Clayton leads Ohio with 16 points

ATHENS – Ohio stayed hot and moved back over .500 by running away from Buffalo 91-70 on Tuesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (11-10, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) led 41-26 at halftime, did not let the Bulls (2-18, 1-7 MAC) get closer than 12 early in the second half and eventually led by as many as 27 points late in the game.

AJ Clayton led five Ohio players in double figures by scoring 16 points. Ajay Sheldon finished with 15 points in just 17 minutes, and Shareef Mitchell scored 15 points with five rebounds. Miles Brown scored 11 points, and Jaylin Hunter finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Buffalo actually had an early 10-4 lead before things changed with an 8-0 Ohio run. Sheldon hit a 3-pointer that put the... <Read More>

Balanced Bobcats get first MAC road win

Ohio has 5 in double figures while beating Kent State

KENT – Ohio put five players in double figures and earned its first Mid-American Conference road win of the year by defeating Kent State 71-64 on Friday night at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center.

Jaylin Hunter led the way with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Shareef Mitchell scored 16 points with five assists and four rebounds for the Bobcats (10-10, 4-4 MAC).

Ohio used a 10-0 run early in the second half to take control. It started with an Aidan Hadaway dunk that put the Bobcats ahead 40-39. Hunter followed with a 3-pointer, Mitchell scored a layup, and Ajay Sheldon capped the spurt with a 3-pointer to make it 48-39.

Kent State (10-10, 3-5 MAC) cut the deficit to 50-48 with 12:36 remaining before a trio of... <Read More>

Akron never trails in 67-58 victory over Ohio

Zips remain undefeated in MAC play

AKRON – Mid-American Conference leading Akron led basically from start to finish, beating Ohio 67-58 on Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The Zips (15-4, 7-0 MAC) never trailed and took a 12-4 lead in the first nine minutes. From there, the Bobcats made runs but never got closer than three and only as close as five in the final minutes.

Shareef Mithcell paced Ohio (9-10, 3-4 MAC) with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Jaylin Hunter had 11 points and six rebounds. AJ Clayton and Miles Brown added 10 and nine points, respectively.

Enrique Freeman paced Akron with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Greg Tribble and Shammah Scott had 10 points each.

With the Bobcats struggling offensively early, the zips led 22-10 following a Tribble... <Read More>

Hadaway leads Bobcats' blowout of Eagles

Ohio leads by 38 in 2nd half of 85-67 victory

ATHENS – Aidan Hadaway scored a career-high 20 points, and Ohio led by as many as 38 points while blowing out Eastern Michigan 85-67 on Saturday afternoon at The Convo.

The Bobcats shot 56.4% on the day and led 46-28 at halftime. That advantage ballooned to 82-44 with seven minutes remaining.

Shereef Mitchell and Jaylin Hunter scored 14 points each, and AJ Clayton finished with 10 points for the Bobcats (9-9, 3-3 Mid-American Conference).

MAC leading scorer Tyson Acuff had 30 points as the only player to reach double figures for the Eagles (8-10, 1-5 MAC).

Trailing 15-14 after eight minutes of play, the Bobcats turned things their way with a 12-0 run that put them ahead 26-15 with 8:39 left in the first half. After an Eagles free throw... <Read More>

Miles Brown steps up to help Ohio snap skid

Bobcats control game against Chippewas

ATHENS – Fifth-year guard Miles Brown provided a spark Tuesday night, scoring 13 of his 17 points in the first half to help the Bobcats build a lead and get a much-needed win 73-61 against Central Michigan at The Convo.

With AJ Brown out for the season with a shoulder injury, Ohio (8-9, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) added Elmore James to its injured list with a leg injury Saturday in a loss at Western Michigan. Miles Brown stepped into the starting lineup and delivered.

“Elmore is a huge part of this team,” Miles Brown said. “I think he led our team in rebounds and points. I knew it was going to be hard to pick up that slack, but all my teammates were supporting me and allowed me to be myself.”

Jaylin Hunter also broke out of a recent slump... <Read More>

Broncos hold off Bobcats 81-79

Western Michigan improves to 4-0 in MAC

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan used big run early in the second half to build a lead and then held off Ohio 81-79 to remain undefeated in Mid-American Conference play Saturday at Read Fieldhouse.

Down by a point with 13:56 to play, the Broncos outscored the Bobcats 12-1 over the next four-plus minutes, with the Bobcats missing eight straight field goal attempts while falling behind 60-50. The closes Ohio got was the final margin on a pair of Ajay Sheldon free throws with three seconds left.

AJ Clayton paced the Bobcats (7-9, 1-3 MAC) with 15 points. Shareef Mitchell and Aidan Hadaway had 13 points each.

The Broncos (7-9, 0-4 MAC) got 15 points from Seth Hubbard and 13 each from Artis B. White and JaVaughn Hannah.

Whit hit a 3-pointer... <Read More>

Ohio's 2nd-half comeback falls short at BG

Falcons hit clutch 3-pointers to put away Bobcats

BOWLING GREEN – Ohio cut a 15-point second-half deficit to as little as one but fell short 83-78 against Bowling Green on Tuesday night at the Stroh Center.

The Falcons extended their three-point halftime lead to 62-47 with 12:38 remaining. The Bobcats got as close as 72-71 on a Shareef Mitchell layup with 3:30 to go and then again on two Mitchell free throws with 2:24 remaining.

But Jason Spurgin followed with a 3-pointer to put the Falcons up by two possessions, and a turnover, allowed Marcus Hill to extend the lead with a free throw with 1:35, making it 78-73. After a Mitchell basket got the Bobcats back to within 3, Spurgin hit again from deep with just 40 seconds left to ice it.

Elmore James paced Ohio (7-8, 1-2 Mid-American... <Read More>

Clayton, Ohio have big 2nd half to snap skid

Bobcats down Huskies 78-66

ATHENS – AJ Clayton and Ohio had a huge second half to take down Northern Illinois 78-66 and snap a three-game losing streak Saturday at The Convo.

Clayton matched a career high with 23 points, including 19 in the second half when the Bobcats began with a 16-5 run to take control after trailing 35-32 at halftime.

Jaylin Hunter added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Elmore James scored 11 points with seven rebounds for Ohio (7-7, 1-1 MAC). The Bobcats shot 57.1% in the second half while outscoring the Huskies 46-31.

Xavier Amos topped Northern Illinois (6-8, 0-2 MAC) with 22 points, while David Coit had 17 points.

Quaran McPherson’s half-court shot at the buzzer put the Huskies in front at the break, but the Bobcats came out... <Read More>

Toledo starts fast to win MAC opener over Ohio

Rockets score game's first 13 points

ATHENS – Toledo scored the first 13 points, briefly lost the lead, but then pulled away to hand Ohio an 86-77 loss in the Mid-American Conference opener Tuesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats (6-7, 0-1 MAC) could not slow down a high-powered Rockets offense that shot 56.9%.

Ohio bounced back from Toledo’s start to take a 20-19 lead midway through the first half. An Elmore James 3-pointer made it 26-24 with 5:41 left, and the game was tied at 30 before Toledo closed the half by scoring the final six points.

That run continued into the start of the second half, with the Rockets (7-6, 1-0 MAC) outscoring the Bobcats 9-2 as part of an overall 15-2 run that made it 47-34. The closest Ohio got after that was 58-53 on a pair of Ike Cornish free... <Read More>

Davidson rallies past Ohio 72-69 in Cleveland

Bobcats finish nonconference play 6-6

CLEVELAND – Davidson rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to beat Ohio 72-69 on Saturday afternoon in the Legends of Basketball Showcase at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

The Bobcats held a 45-35 lead early in the second half, allowed the Wildcats to take the lead at 50-48 with 14:08 to go, and then went back up 61-55 with 7:01 remaining. Reed Bailey completed a three-point play and then scored a go-ahead layup with 2:57 to play. From there, the teams went back and forth.

AJ Clayton scored, only to be answered by Bailey. Shareef Mitchell’s three-point play with 1:27 to go put the Bobcats (6-6) on top by two before Bailey tied the score with two free throws. After an Ohio miss, Bailey split two free throws to make it 68-67 with 27... <Read More>

Austin Peay holds off Ohio

Bobcats lose for 3rd time in 4 games

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In a close game throughout, Austin Peay held off Ohio 71-67 on Friday night at FM Bank Arena.

The Governors (7-7) led most of the way but never by much. Their biggest advantage was eight at 36-28 late in the first half, and the largest lead of the second half was 38-32 when Austin Peay scored out of the break.

Ohio (6-5) had a chance to tie late. Shareef Mitchell scored and was fouled but missed the free throw, leaving the score at 67-65. With 1:03 remaining, Demarcus Sharpe split two free throws. Miles Brown missed a 3-pointer, and then Isaac Haney split two foul shots for Austin Peay.

Mitchell made two from the foul line with 11 seconds left to make it 69-67, but Ja’monta Black put the game away by making twice with... <Read More>

Ohio blows out Division III Defiance 108-28

Bobcats match record for largest win in program history

ATHENS – Ohio snapped its two-game losing streak in a big way, blowing out Division III Defiance 108-28 on Monday night at The Convo, matching the largest margin of victory in school history.

The Bobcats also won by 80 points when they beat Marietta 105-25 in 1946.

All of the Bobcats’ starters played less than 20 minutes, and four of six players in double figures were off the bench. AJ Clayton did not miss a shot while scoring 17 points. Ike Cornish had 13 points. Returning from injury, Miles Brown had 12 points, which was matched by walk-ons Ben Estis and Quinn Corna. Aidan Hadaway finished with 11 points.

Ohio forced 28 turnovers while committing only nine and had a 50-20 rebounding advantage.

The Bobcats (6-4) scored the first 10 points... <Read More>

Marshall scores final 12 points to rally

Herd hit three 3-pointers to erase 7-point deficit

ATHENS – Marshall scored the final 12 points to rally past Ohio 74-69 on Saturday at The Convo.

The Bobcats (5-4) took a 69-62 lead on an AJ Clayton layup with 2:11 remaining but did not score again after that.

Kamdyn Curfman and Cameron Crawford hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Thundering Herd (3-6) to cut their deficit to one. The Bobcats missed two shots on their next possession, and Marshall struck from deep again. This time, Obinna Anochili-Killen hit the go-ahead shot to make it 71-69 with 22 seconds to play.

Jaylin Hunter missed a layup try for Ohio, and after Anochili-Killen made one free throw, the Thundering Herd fouled Shareef Mitchell to prevent a shot at a tying 3-pointer. He missed on the front end of a one-and-one... <Read More>

Cold shooting plagues Ohio in loss to Youngstown State

Bobcats make just 28.1% of shots in 1st half

ATHENS – Ohio could not overcome a slow offensive start and suffered a rare home loss, 78-72, against Youngstown State on Wednesday night at The Convo.

The Bobcats shot 39.7% overall after making only 28.1% of their attempts in the first half when they fell behind 31-28. The Penguins pushed their lead to 66-54 with 2:14 remaining, and Ohio was able to get no closer than the final margin.

Shareef Mitchell led the Bobcats (5-3) with 17 points, while Aidan Hadaway came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points. Elmore James had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jaylin Hunter finished with 13 points and five assists.

Brandon Rush had 19 points for Youngstown State (6-3). DJ Burns had a double-double with 14 points and 11... <Read More>

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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