Kentst 26 43 6 75
Ohiou 31 38 9 78
Date of game: 2/16/2013

Recap: Ohio vs. Kent State

Athens, OH (Sports Network) - Walter Offutt scored 17 points and helped set up Ohio University's final two field goals in overtime, as the Bobcats rallied for a 78-75 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes in a Mid-American Conference thriller at the Convocation Center.

D.J. Cooper racked up 13 points, seven assists and four steals to help the Bobcats (19-6, 10-1 MAC) improve to 14-1 at home on the season and notch their fourth straight win overall. Nick Kellogg and Reggie Keely rounded out the team's double-figure scorers with 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Stevie Taylor (three points) came off the bench to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer late in overtime.

Chris Evans led the Golden Flashes (14-12, 5-7) with a game-high 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Kris Brewer contributed 14 points in the loss.

A putback by Evans gave Kent State its largest lead of the game, 19-12, at the 7:41 mark of the opening stanza. However, after trading baskets back and forth, OU closed out the half with a 15-3 spurt to take a 31-26 lead into the locker room.

The Golden Flashes dominated the second half, as they shot a blistering 72.7 percent from the floor and drained 6-of-9 threes. With the score tied at 69-69, Kent State held out for the final possession of regulation, but Mark Henninger misfired on a pass that went out of bounds, and the game went to overtime.

The extra session featured one tie and four lead changes, but it was a wild sequence in the final seconds that dictated the outcome. Trailing 75-73, Offutt kicked the ball out to an unguarded Taylor, who knocked down a three from the wing to make it a 76-75 game with 13 seconds on the clock. On the other end of the floor, OU forced a turnover, and Offutt fed the ball upcourt to Kellogg, whose layup provided the final margin.

OU forced 22 turnovers for the game as it held a key 26-14 advantage in points off turnovers. The Bobcats swept the season series with Kent State as they also narrowly won the first meeting, 69-68, on Jan. 26.

Game Notes

In the FCS Huddle: 2015 FCS draft class review

"Dancing With the Stars" has had its share of football legs in the competition, but 2014 Buck Buchanan Award winner Kyle Emanuel might be tuning in for a different reason this season.

NASCAR News
Gordon tops teammate Kahne for Talladega pole

Jeff Gordon claimed his 80th career pole in the Sprint Cup Series in Saturday's qualifying for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

LSU's Collins goes undrafted

The 2015 NFL Draft ended Saturday with former first-round projection and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins going undrafted.

A's DFA Ross, put O'Flaherty on DL

The Oakland Athletics made a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers, designating veteran outfielder Cody Ross for assignment and placing reliever Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list.

Paul returns to Game 7 with left hamstring injury

Chris Paul left Game 7 of Saturday night's Western Conference first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs with an apparent left hamstring injury.

Americans squeak by Norway in Day 2 at Worlds

Brock Nelson's redirection goal early in the second period was the difference, as Team USA squeaked by Norway, 2-1, on Saturday in Group B action at the World Championships.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.