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…

Men’s Basketball: Seniors lead Bobcats in blowout victory

The senior trio of Stevie Taylor, Bean Willis and Maurice Ndour made sure to leave the Convocation Center on a high note. The three combined for 67 points in Ohio’s 95-65 rout of Miami on Friday night. “It was very clearly three seniors that said ‘enough is enough, we’re not gonna lose on senior night’,” Ohio…

Men’s Basketball: Frustrations hitting Bobcats

Saul Phillips’ job isn’t getting any easier. His Ohio Bobcats lost their fifth straight game, a 76-65 defeat to Bowling Green on Tuesday. The loss marks the first time since 2004 that Ohio (9-17, 4-11 MAC) has dropped five games in a row. “Try not to make it six,” Phillips said helplessly when asked where his…

Men’s Basketball: Golden Flashes edge Bobcats in defensive battle

Ohio coach Saul Phillips is frustrated. He’s frustrated with missed shots. He’s frustrated with his team’s effort. He’s frustrated with losing. On Saturday afternoon, his Ohio Bobcats lost their fourth straight game, falling 64-51 to Kent State. “Somebody forgot to tell our shooting ability that it wasn’t a ‘Snow Day’ today,” Phillips said. Ohio (9-16,…