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Ohio shuts down TSU

ATHENS (AP) — Jordan Dartis scored 17 points, Jaaron Simmons had 15 points and dished five assists, and Ohio’s defense dominated down the stretch to top Tennessee State 75-67 on Monday.

Ohio (2-0) closed the game on a 25-7 run that featured just one made field goal from Tennessee State.

Keron Deshields’ jumper with 9:30 left gave Tennessee State a 58-48 lead. But the Tigers missed their next eight shots until Tahjere McCall’s layup with 28 seconds left cut Ohio’s lead to 6 points.

The Bobcats took the lead on Gavin Block’s 3-pointer with 5:02 left.

Tennessee State (1-1) opened the game on a 14-0 run until Simmons hit a 3-pointer just over four minutes in.

McCall made nine free throws on his way to a team-high 17 points for the Tigers, and Wayne Martin had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

OHIO 75, TENNESSEE ST. 67

TENNESSEE ST. (1-1)

McCall 4-10 9-10 17, Loman 2-5 1-2 5, DeShields 4-9 2-2 10, Woodard 3-7 2-3 11, Griggs-Williams 1-1 0-0 3, Roper 0-3 1-2 1, Reddick 1-4 3-4 5, Fincher 0-1 0-0 0, Martin 6-12 3-5 15. Totals 21-52 21-28 67.

OHIO (2-0)

Setty 2-5 2-2 7, Simmons 6-9 2-3 15, Harley 1-6 6-6 8, Kaminski 0-8 4-4 4, Campbell 5-11 1-1 12, Gollon 0-1 0-0 0, Mompremier 0-1 0-0 0, Block 3-5 4-4 12, Laster 0-0 0-0 0, Dartis 6-10 0-0 17, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 19-20 75.

Halftime—Tied 37-37. 3-Point Goals—Tennessee St. 4-12 (Woodard 3-5, Griggs-Williams 1-1, Reddick 0-1, McCall 0-1, DeShields 0-1, Martin 0-1, Roper 0-2), Ohio 10-28 (Dartis 5-9, Block 2-4, Setty 1-2, Simmons 1-2, Campbell 1-4, Gollon 0-1, Kaminski 0-3, Harley 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tennessee St. 33 (Martin 11), Ohio 35 (Campbell 6). Assists—Tennessee St. 7 (DeShields 3), Ohio 12 (Simmons 5). Total Fouls—Tennessee St. 19, Ohio 18. A—5,854.