Ndour inks deal with Knicks

Former Bobcat Maurice Ndour signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks Wednesday, as first reported by David Pick. Ndour confirmed the signing on his Instagram account. Ndour, a 6-foot-9 forward from Senegal, transferred to Ohio in 2013 and averaged 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his two seasons in Athens. He…

Men’s Basketball: Bobcats escape Oxford with 20th win

Chris Bryant’s free throws with 1:41 left to play gave Miami its first lead of the game. Jaaron Simmons was having none of that. Simmons’ go-ahead layup with just over a minute remaining helped earn Ohio its 20th win of the season, 67-65, in thrilling fashion over Miami. The sophomore point guard scored Ohio’s final five…

Men’s Basketball: Bobcats hold off RedHawks

Ohio fended off a second half Miami surge and emerged with a 76-64 victory in Saturday’s “Battle of the Bricks.” Tony Campbell had a career day rebounding and Jaaron Simmons played a near-perfect game to lead the Bobcats to their fifth consecutive victory in front of a season-high crowd of 9,018. Campbell recorded a double-double…

Men’s Basketball: Simmons leads ‘Cats to W

The crowd was quiet, panicking. The Ohio offensive feast in the first half turned to famine in the second and Northern Illinois had recovered from a 18-point deficit to reclaim the lead. Then Jaaron Simmons took over. With his team down one and four minutes remaining, Simmons shouldered the load, scoring or assisting on all…

Men’s Basketball: Mistakes doom Ohio in loss to Akron

Rebound tip-ins from Reggie McAdams and Jake Kretzer on consecutive possessions in the final three minutes all but sealed a fifth straight Akron win. For Ohio, the two failed boxouts were microcosms of the evening. Mistakes cost the Bobcats a chance at upsetting the Zips in a 80-68 defeat Tuesday night. “We lost to the…