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Ohio sophomore guard Jordan Dartis drives past Bowling Green freshman guard Dylan Fyre during the first half of their game at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green.

Men's Basketball: Ohio's depth propels team to offensive outburst, 95-75 win

At first, it took awhile for Ohio to get going.

Bowling Green started off hot from the field and shot 7-10 to open the game, including 3-3 from the field. The Falcons even led by two with three minutes left in the first half. But once Ohio settled down, it was all over. 

Ohio turned a two-point deficit with 3:19 left in the first half into a 95-75 win Saturday at The Convo. The Bobcats closed out the final 23 minutes on a 66-44 run.

Ohio's depth shined brightly, as the Bobcats had six players reach double digits. Jaaron Simmons scored 26 points and 11 assists, tying a season high in assists. Kenny Kaminski, Jason Carter, Gavin Block, Mike Laster and Jordan Dartis also reached double digit points.

The Bobcats shot 22-30 from the field in the second half, including 6-11 from 3-point range. Ohio shot 73.3 percent from the field in the half, which led to 54 second half points. 

Simmons, a factor on the defensive end as well, totaled 14 points in the first half, including five assists. Kaminski added nine and Carter added six. Ohio shot 51.7 percent from the field in the half.

Falcons guard Zack Denny scored his 1,000th career point in the half and totaled 11 for the entire first half. But that was it for the first half in terms of accolades for the Falcons. They led for 15:03 in the first half, but couldn't hold the lead as Ohio took a 41-35 lead into the locker room.

Ohio is now 17-8, 9-5 (Mid-American Conference) and still holds the No. 2 seed approaching the MAC Tournament with four regular season games remaining. 


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