Ohio vs Miami (Ohio)

Ohio 63, Miami (Ohio) 54

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - D.J. Cooper scored 14 points and broke Ohio's all-time assists mark and Jon Smith had a career-high 13 points as the Bobcats defeated Miami (Ohio) 63-54 Saturday and locked up at least a bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Cooper also had five steals, four rebounds and four assists for Ohio (24-7, 11-5), breaking Dennis Whitaker's mark of 651 assists that has stood since 1980. Cooper now has 654.

Trailing 4-3, the Bobcats went on a 7-0 run capped by Ricardo Johnson's jumper to pull ahead for good.

Ohio led by 12 in the first half and 28-24 at the break. The Bobcats again built a 12-point lead, which the RedHawks (9-20, 5-11) whittled to 52-48 with 2:22 remaining. Ohio then hit 11 of 12 free throws, with Cooper making 5 of 6.

Brian Sullivan's 11 points led Miami, which also lost to Ohio 69-65 on Jan. 21.

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Ohio Bobcats
I. Baltic, F314-100-07338
J. Smith, F276-71-270313
D. Cooper, G333-97-844114
N. Kellogg, G314-91-110110
W. Offutt, G292-62-25146
R. Keely192-20-03124
R. Johnson121-34-43016
S. Taylor100-30-01010
T. Hall61-30-01002
T. Goard20-00-00000
Totals 23-5215-173491663
 44.2%88.2% 
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
J. Harris, F384-80-01049
A. Thomas, F335-60-050410
J. Mavunga, F323-132-29328
Q. Rollins, G371-24-41456
J. Sewell, G102-60-12004
B. Sullivan363-114-422511
V. Legarza121-22-22204
W. Sullivan21-10-01002
J. Mezher00-00-00000
J. Tadlock00-00-00000
Totals 20-4912-1326112054
 40.8%92.3% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-323-656
Ohio10-618-9105
Kent St.9-717-12202
Buffalo9-715-14140
Bowling Green7-913-16218
Miami (Ohio)3-1310-19312
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Ball St.9-718-11184
W. Michigan9-713-15197
Toledo8-815-14165
N. Illinois7-915-14217
C. Michigan6-1016-13192
E. Michigan6-1014-15178
 
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