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Trio lead Bobcats past Toledo in overtime

TOLEDO — Tommy Freeman scored 17 points and both D.J. Cooper and Reggie Keely recorded double-doubles, leading Ohio over Toledo 65-58 in overtime on Thursday night.

Keely scored 14 points and grabbed 11 boards while Cooper added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats (12-10, 3-5 Mid-American Conference), who played into overtime for the second game in a row. They lost 67-66 to Ball State on Jan. 31.

The Rockets opened overtime with two missed 3-pointers, and Freeman’s two free throws started Ohio’s 6-0 run early in the OT period for a 61-55 lead. They never trailed in OT and Cooper hit a pair of late foul shots for Ohio’s final margin.

Freeman hit a free throw with 24 seconds left in regulation for a 55-51 lead before Toledo’s Jake Barnett hit a foul shot and a 3 to send the game into OT.

Justin Anyijong scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Rockets (3-20, 0-9).