Bowling Green vs Ohio

Ohio 72, Bowling Green 59


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - D.J. Cooper scored a season-high 22 points and Ohio defeated Bowling Green 72-59 Wednesday night to snap a two-game skid, split the season series and win its 20th game of the season.

The Bobcats (20-6, 8-4 Mid-American Conference), who won their seventh straight home game, broke the school record for fastest team to 20 wins on the calendar, surpassing the 1994-95 squad (Feb. 22).

Trailing 55-52 with 6:11 to go, Ohio held the Falcons to two free throws and a field goal.

Cooper scored 13 points in the final 5:32, starting with a 3-pointer and a jumper to push the Bobcats ahead for good and snap Bowling Green's four-game winning streak.

Jon Smith added nine points and nine rebounds, seven on the offensive glass, as Ohio outrebounded Bowling Green 43-26.

Scott Thomas scored 17 points to lead the Falcons (13-12, 7-5), who won 67-57 on Jan. 7.

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Bowling Green Falcons
S. Thomas, F366-144-451417
A. Calhoun, F271-52-22034
C. Black, F170-20-02010
J. Crawford, G385-121-123211
D. Brown, G374-104-422115
T. Oglesby230-11-26041
C. Sealey134-71-11029
J. Erger41-20-00002
A. Henderson30-00-00000
J. Clarke20-00-00000
Totals 21-5313-142661759
Ohio Bobcats
W. Offutt, F301-85-86227
J. Smith, F254-51-29219
R. Keely, F213-80-02236
D. Cooper, G307-146-853022
N. Kellogg, G292-50-02115
I. Baltic234-70-08038
R. Johnson132-32-32016
T. Goard111-22-33114
S. Taylor101-22-41105
T. Hall80-20-00010
N. Goff00-00-00000
E. Jacobs00-00-00000
D. McKinley00-00-00000
Totals 25-5618-2843121372
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C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
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