D.J. Cooper era comes to an end in loss at Denver

For a school-record fourth consecutive time, the Ohio men’s basketball team qualified for a postseason tournament, unfortunately 2013’s postseason run fell short. The D.J. Cooper era officially ended on Tuesday night with a 61-57 loss to the Denver Pioneers in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament at Magness Arena. Ohio (24-10) had a…

MAC Championship Game: Akron shuts down Ohio to take MAC crown

As the seconds ticked away, Chauncey Gilliam raised his arms in excitement toward the Akron crowd in anticipation of victory. After all they had endured, step one was finally complete. Playing without their suspended starting point guard, Gilliam scored 13 points and Demetrius Treadwell added a double-double for the second consecutive night as the Zips…

MAC Championship running diary

Ohio took on Akron in the MAC Championship last night. Alex Hider was court-side at the Q. These are his thoughts in real-time. 5:55 (34 minutes to tip off)-This arena is going to be loud. Ohio’s student section is nearly full at this point. Akron fans are a bit tardy, but as local favorites, they’ll…

Ohio survives second half scare from Western Michigan

It was a tale of two halves Friday night in Cleveland. It was also a tale of two heroes. D.J. Cooper (21 points, 10 assists) and Walter Offutt (14 points, 11 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles as Ohio (24-8) survived a second-half scare from Western Michigan (20-12) to advance to the MAC Championship game. Ohio began…

Senior Bobcats make final farewells

Ohio’s seed in the MAC Tournament is set. No matter what happens on Saturday, the Bobcats will have the second seed in Cleveland. There is only one thing left to do during the regular season: Say goodbye. Ivo Baltic, David McKinley, Walter Offutt, Reggie Keely and D.J. Cooper will all play in their final game…