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Bobcats top Kent State

Published 1:33am Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Associated Press

 

ATHENS — Walter Offutt led five Ohio double-figure scorers with a career-high 19 points and the Bobcats defeated Kent State 87-65 on Wednesday night.

D.J. Cooper added 18 points, Nick Kellogg 15, Ivo Baltic 11 and Reggie Keely 10 for the Bobcats (14-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference)

Ohio forced 91 turnovers in its previous four games and continued that trend, scoring 25 points off 19 turnovers.

The Bobcats also outscored Kent State 22-4 on second-chance points, while winning the battle of the boards 37-25.

After the Golden Flashes (12-5, 2-2) used a 23-7 run to take a 30-25 lead, the two teams traded baskets. Ohio then used a 14-6 run to end the half with a 41-38 lead.

Ohio opened the second half on a 21-2 run, keyed by Cooper’s eight points.

Chris Evans led Kent State with 18 points. Michael Porrini added 14 points and Justin Greene 10 for the Golden Flashes.

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