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Ohio University head coach Jeff Boals getting the fans excited during todays game against the opposing team Belmont University, at the Convocation center on Tuesday Nov. 9th, 2021.

Men's Basketball: Fast reactions to Ohio's win over Robert Morris

Ohio’s on a roll.

The Bobcats extended their win streak to three games after a 85-71 win over Robert Morris in The Convo. The win was also Ohio’s third win by a margin of 10 points or more. Five Bobcats ended the game in double digits, and the Bobcats scored eight 3-pointers as a team.

Here are some fast reactions to Ohio’s 85-71 win over Robert Morris:

Ben Vander Plas putting in time

Vander Plas has been the de facto leader of the Bobcats early this season, and he has spent more time on the court than any other player on Ohio’s roster. He continued that trend Monday’s game, during which he didn’t step off the court for the entire first half, and put up 11 points and six rebounds in his first 20 minutes of work. 

The redshirt senior now leads Ohio in 3-pointers. After Monday’s game, Vander Plas has scored from 3-point range eight times and is shooting 40% on 3-point attempts. 

Forcing turnovers

Ohio forced three turnovers in the span of two minutes early in the second half, and Robert Morris ended the game with 16 turnovers. Ohio finished with 10 turnovers, including just five in the second half.

The Bobcats scored 12 points off the Colonials’ mistakes and were able to limit their own. 

High-scoring offense

Ohio shot accurately and often in the second half. It was 17-of-36 from the field and shot 40% from 3-point range after halftime. 

Five Bobcats ended the game in double digits, and Jason Carter recorded his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Carter was anticipated to be a valuable addition to the Bobcats lineup, and he’s lived up to that expectation thus far this season. His last double-double also occurred in The Convo, where he put up 20 points and 10 rebounds against Belmont.

Ben Roderick scored all of his 14 points after halftime. The junior has been quiet in Ohio’s first two games, scoring eight points against both Belmont and Cleveland State, but he cracked double digits for the first time this season and 3-of-6 from the field in the second half.

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