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: 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: Campbell carries ‘Cats to W

Tony Campbell commanded the paint on Monday night and led Ohio to a 65-58 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-11). The junior forward earned his sixth double-double of the young season with 26 points and 12 rebounds in Ohio’s fourth consecutive win. Campbell’s 26 points were a career-high. The double-double is his fourth in as many games.…

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,…