The Ohio Bobcats dominated the Akron Zips last night in the final home game of the season, 85-61. The ‘Cats raced out to a quick 10 point lead eight minutes in and never looked back. Ohio led by 19 at half and stayed hot into the second half, leading by as many as 33. The ‘Cats shot 50 percent from the field as four Bobcats got to double figures in scoring led by Nick Kellogg with 17 and Walter Offutt with 14. D.J. Cooper tallied a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. Ohio is now 23-6, 10-4 and finishes with the best home record in program history at 16-1. The ‘Cats will now travel to Kent State on Wednesday evening. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pregame at 6:30 and tip off at 7.
The Columbus Blue Jackets fell late to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday, 4-2. The game was even through two periods after Rick Nash and Evgeni Malkin traded goals in the second to knot the game at one. However, in the third period the Penguins caught fire. Pittsburgh scored three goals in ten minutes to put the game away. The Jackets are now 18-37 and will now return home on Tuesday evening to take on Detroit. The game can be heard on 970 WATH and 97.1 FM with pregame at 6:45 and drop of the puck at 7.
Elsewhere in NHL Action last night, Anaheim topped Chicago, 3-1. Minnesota outlasted San Jose, 4-3. Florida defeated Montreal, 4-2. Ottawa handled the New York Islanders, 5-2. Dallas edged Vancouver, 4-2 in overtime and Tampa Bay snuck by New Jersey, 4-3.
The Cincinnati Reds are close to an extension with left-hander Sean Marshall. The Reds received Marshall in a deal with the Chicago Cubs back in December. Marshall is 29 years old and is signed currently through this season at $3.1 million dollars. He was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA last season in 78 games. The Reds begin Spring Training games on Saturday against Cleveland at 3.
The Ohio State Buckeyes were upset at home yesterday, falling 63-60 to #15 Wisconsin. The Buckeyes and Badgers were knotted up at 29 at the half and the game would be close for most of the second half. However, late in the game Jared Berggren knocked down a triple with 30 seconds to go to give the Badgers the lead. The Buckeyes were unable to respond and fell to 23-6, 11-5. Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes with 23 points. Ohio State will now head to Northwestern on Wednesday at 8:30.
The Western Conference won the NBA All-Star Game last night, 152-149. Kevin Durant was named MVP after a 36-point night along with 7 rebounds. Lebron James led the Eastern Conference All-Stars back from a 19 point-deficit at the half, with 36 points behind six treys, but the East fell just short.
In the AP Top 25 last night, Miami upset #16 Florida State, 78-62. #17 Louisville hung on to beat Pittsburgh, 57-54 and #24 Indiana handled Minnesota, 69-50.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:06 to 7.
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