Sports Editor Charlie Hatch says the Ohio vs. Akron rivalry might get a lot more tense.
Maurice Ndour had 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 100-91 win over the Chicago Bulls.
The new deal with Adidas will begin in July and will last at least eight years.
All of Thursday's joy only made Friday's pain worse.
After a game-winning shot pushed Ohio past Toledo on Thursday, the team's final shot to advance to the conference final never came Friday night against Kent State.
Had the Bobcats won, they would've played Saturday night in the conference championship game.
Kenny Kaminski's jumper with 7.8 seconds remaining saved Ohio's chances of a conference championship and his career.
Ohio has now won 12 of its last 13 games against Miami, including Friday night's 200th "Battle of the Bricks."
A pedestrian is attended to in the Richland Avenue crosswalk.