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Simmons leads Ohio past Marshall, 85-70

ATHENS (AP) — Jaaron Simmons scored 25 points to lead Ohio over Marshall 85-70 on Tuesday night.

Simmons was 9 of 15 and the Bobcats shot 50.8 percent. Kenny Kaminski added 15 points and Treg Setty 10 for Ohio (4-2).

C.J. Burks led the Thundering Herd (0-4) with a career-high 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting and James Kelly was 7 of 15 for 18 points, a career high.

The Bobcats helped offset 19 turnovers with a 45-33 edge on the boards, led by Antonio Campbell with 15.

The game was tied at halftime. After falling behind by four to open the second half, the Bobcats scored the next eight points and wouldn’t trail again.

A 10-0 run, including four points apiece from Simmons and Wadly MomPremier, gave Ohio a 62-48 lead.

Marshall cut it to nine once after that, but Ohio used a 10-1 run for a 19-point cushion with a minute to go.