Bobcats cruise by MarshallPublished 5:28pm Sunday, January 6, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kellogg snapped a two-game scoreless streak with 22 points and D.J. Cooper dished out a career-high and Ohio school-record 17 assists in the Bobcats’ 94-57 win over Marshall in the 100th meeting between the programs.
Reggie Keely made 8 of 9 shots en route to 18 points, Walter Offutt had 13, Ivo Baltic chipped in 12 and Cooper, who also had 12 points, posted four of the Bobcats’ 14 steals. Kellogg, who was 0-for-12 in Ohio’s two previous games, was 6-for-11 and made five 3-pointers.
Ohio (9-5) opened the game on a 17-4 run, capped by six straight points from Baltic. Marshall (7-8) cut the deficit to 20-10, but Ohio used another run, this time 12-2, to go ahead for good 34-12. Cooper, who is averaging 12 assists over Ohio’s last four games, assisted on all six baskets during the spurt.
D.D. Scarver led Marshall with 13 points.