The Ohio Bobcats blew past the Buffalo Bulls in their Mid-American Conference play opener yesterday, 86-68. Ohio dominated the first half, taking a 22-point lead into the break. The Bobcats pushed their lead out to as many 34 points in the second half, led by DJ Cooper’s 21-point performance on 5-of-6 from deep and seven assists. Reggie Keely chipped in for Ohio with 19 points and five rebounds. The Bobcats shot 50% from both the field and behind the arc. Ohio has now won two in a row and will continue MAC play on Saturday as they travel to Western Michigan. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 1:30 and tip off at 2.
In other MAC play last night, Northern Illinois bested Miami, 72-61. Akron handled Western Michigan, 65-43. Central Michigan edged Bowling Green, 73-67. Ball State clipped Eastern Michigan, 60-58 and Toledo handled Kent State, 70-58.
In NCAA Top 25 action yesterday, #2 Michigan toppled Nebraska, 62-47. #3 Louisville handled Seton Hall, 73-58. #6 Kansas outlasted Iowa State, 97-89. #7 Syracuse defeated Providence, 72-66. #11 Florida blasted Georgia, 77-44. #14 Butler ousted St. Joes, 72-66. #20 NC State blew past Georgia Tech, 83-70. #23 Wichita State topped Southern Illinois, 82-76 and #8 Minnesota knocked off #12 Illinois, 84-67.
The Cleveland Cavaliers handled the Atlanta Hawks last night, 99-83. The Cavs and Hawks went back-and-forth in the first period, before Cleveland took a nine-point lead into the break they would not relinquish during the remainder of the night. The Cavs were led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 33 points and four assists. Alonzo Gee also poured in 15 points for Cleveland, who will now travel to Denver on Friday night at 9.
Elsewhere in the NBA, Oklahoma City blew past Minnesota, 106-84. San Antonio clipped the LA Lakers, 108-105. New Orleans topped Houston, 88-79. Milwaukee bested Chicago, 104-96. Boston defeated Phoenix, 87-79. Utah outlasted Charlotte, 112-102. Toronto handled Philadelphia, 90-72 and Denver edged Orlando, 108-105.
The NHL board of governors ratified the tentative agreement that was reached on Sunday between the NHL and the Players Association for a new collective bargaining agreement. All that is needed for the deal to become official is for the players to vote, which is expected to finish by Friday or Saturday. Training camps are slated to open on Sunday with a 48-game regular season schedule that will start on January 19th.
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