Athens, OH (Sports Network) - Reggie Keely recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Ohio University Bobcats posted a 72-63 win over the Bowling Green Falcons in a Mid-American Conference battle at the Convocation Center.
T.J. Hall and Walter Offutt both added 12 points for the Bobcats (17-6, 8-1 MAC) and D.J. Cooper 10 points to go along with a game-high eight assists as the team opened league play with eight wins in nine tries for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign.
The Falcons (9-14, 4-6) were paced by A'uston Calhoun who tallied a game-high 19 points and also pulled down eight rebounds as the team had a two-game win streak snapped. Jordon Crawford responded with 17 points and Craig Sealey eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench.
Shooting 46.2 percent from the floor in the first half, the Bobcats led by as many as seven points in the period, but had to settle for a 35-34 edge at the break.
In the second half BGSU quickly grabbed a one-point lead in the first minute of play, but immediately following the hosts put together a 13-1 run to regain control and eventually deliver the nine-point win.
Ohio survived despite shooting just 6-of-23 behind the 3-point line on the afternoon.
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