Ohio rallies to beat Miami (OH) 75-66 in finale
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Mike Laster scored 22 points, Jordan Dartis added 21 points with five 3-pointers, and Ohio rallied to beat rival Miami (OH) 75-66 on Friday in the Mid-American Conference East Division finale for both teams.
The Bobcats (14-16, 7-11) entered 10th of 12 MAC teams and can be seeded no higher than ninth and no lower than 11th in next week's tournament. They play a first-round game on the road Monday.
Kirk, Laster lead Ohio to 75-59 victory over Bowing Green
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Teyvion Kirk and Mike Laster had 16 points apiece as Ohio took an early lead and dominated Bowling Green 75-59 on Tuesday night in preparation for the Mid-American Conference Tournament that begins next week.
Dartis sparks Ohio to 88-76 win over Kent State
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Dartis sank half of his 10 3-point attempts and scored 20 to lead six players in double figures and Ohio won back-to-back Mid-American Conference games for the first time this season with an 88-76 victory over Kent State on Tuesday night.
Saturday’s state basketball: Wilder leads WMU in win
Kalamazoo — Thomas Wilder scored 19 points and Western Michigan defeated Ohio 69-60 on Saturday.
Wilder scores 19 in Western Michigan’s 69-60 win over Ohio
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Thomas Wilder scored 19 points and Western Michigan defeated Ohio 69-60 on Saturday.
Reggie Jones added 13 points and Brandon Johnson 10 for the Broncos (15-10, 7-5 Mid-American Conference), who made only 13 of 21 free throws but were enough to help beat the Bobcats, who were 5 of 9. Western Michigan has won four of its last five games.
Buffalo beats Ohio 73-66, remains unbeaten in MAC
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Perkins scored 20 points, Ikenna Smart and Jeremy Harris posted double-doubles and Buffalo remained unbeaten in the Mid-American Conference with a 73-66 win over Ohio on Friday night, the Bulls' ninth straight victory.
Perkins reached 1,004 career points, Smart had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and Harris 17 points and 10 boards for the Bulls (16-5, 8-0), who have won eight consecutive conference games for the first time since 2011-12.
Laster scores 31, Ohio tops Northern Illinois 78-68
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Laster had five 3-pointers and 31 points, both career highs, and Ohio used a fast start to roll to a 76-61 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Teyvion Kirk added 16 points for the Bobcats (8-6, 1-1 Mid-American Conference), who led 36-22 at the half after shooting 52 percent while the Huskies were at 29 percent.
Laster scored the first four points of the game, Kirk had the next four and a 3-pointer by Jordan Dartis had Ohio up 27-10 with 8:07 left in the first half.
Ohio beats NAIA Northwestern Ohio 65-58
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Mickle scored 15, Teyvion Kirk had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Ohio beat NAIA Northwestern Ohio 65-58 on Friday night.
Mike Laster added 12 points for the Bobcats (7-5), who led the entire way in their final nonconference game before starting Mid-American Conference play.
Nathan Bradley had 13 points, Willis Mackey, Jr. scored 11 and Corbin Pierce added 10 for the Racers.
Ohio holds off W Kentucky 89-84 behind Laster’s 23 points
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Laster scored 23 points and all five of his free throws, Kevin Mickle added 17 points, and Ohio held off a late Western Kentucky run to win 89-84 on Sunday, ending the Hilltoppers' three-game win streak.
Tevyion Kirk scored 17 points with 9 of 11 free throws and Ohio (5-4) made 31 free throws to the Western Kentucky's 15 but was outscored 50-34 in the paint. James Gollon scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and Jason Carter added 12.
Laster leads Ohio past Coppin State 80-37
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Laster scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Doug Taylor helped Ohio dominate the boards with 10 rebounds in an 80-37 victory over winless Coppin State on Friday night.
Kevin Mickle added 15 points and five rebounds, James Gollon scored 11 with eight boards and Teyvion Kirk finished with nine points, eight rebounds and two steals for Ohio (4-3).
Laster, Kirk score 20; Ohio beats Mount St. Mary’s, 96-77
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Laster and Teyvion Kirk each scored 20 points and Ohio cruised past Mount St. Mary's, 96-77 in a nonconference game Friday night.
The Bobcats won one of three games at the Charleston Classic, losing to Clemson and Dayton before battling back from an 18-point deficit to beat Indiana State in quadruple overtime to take seventh place.