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Morning Sports – 1/17/13

The Ohio Bobcats won their fourth straight and stayed perfect in MAC play with a dominating, 81-63 win over Northern Illinois. The Bobcats started out slow, with the Huskies leading by three with 11 minutes to go. However, the Cats would get red hot behind a pair of Stevie Taylor treys and go on a 36-6 run to end the half. Ohio controlled the second half, draining 11 threes on the night and shooting 50% from the field and dishing out 25 assists, while holding Northern Illinois to just 35% shooting. The Cats were led by Walter Offutt with 19 points and Reggie Keely with 12. The Bobcats will now host Toledo on Saturday night. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 5 with the Bobcat Insider and tip off at 6.

Elsewhere in MAC action last night, Western Michigan blew past Toledo, 79-56. Kent State outlasted Buffalo, 80-68. Akron topped Ball State, 71-64 and Miami edged Bowling Green, 63-60.

In NCAA basketball’s Top 25 yesterday, #13 Butler toppled Richmond, 62-47. Maryland upset #14 NC State, 51-50. #17 Missouri handled Georgia, 79-62. #18 Michigan State defeated Penn State, 81-72.  #16 Kansas State blew past TCU, 67-54. #18 New Mexico outlasted Boise State, 79-74 in overtime. #25 Marquette bested Seton Hall, 69-62 and UNLV knocked off #15 San Diego State, 82-75.

The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Portland Trailblazers last night, 93-88. The Cavs dominated the first half, leading by 17 at the break. However, Portland came storming back, cutting the deficit to just nine after three and taking the lead with two minutes left in the game. But Kyrie Irving’s 16 points in the fourth quarter would lead Cleveland back to the lead and the victory. Irving finished with 33 points on the night and five assists. The Cavs will next head to Utah on Saturday night at 9.

In NBA play yesterday, Oklahoma City dominated Denver, 117-97. New Orleans topped Boston, 90-78. Atlanta blew past Brooklyn, 109-95. Orlando ousted Indiana, 97-86. Chicago clipped Toronto, 107-105 in overtime. Dallas edged Houston, 105-100. San Antonio dominated Memphis, 103-82 and Sacramento snuck past Washington, 95-94.

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has gone back on his decision to return to the Ducks and will now become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly was originally in talks with Philadelphia and the Cleveland Browns 10 days ago before talks broke off. Kelly’s up-tempo offense led Oregon to a 46-7 record in his time with the Ducks.

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.

This article was posted on Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 12:53 AM.
Last edited/updated on January 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM.
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