AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Nick Kellogg scored a season-high 23 points, benefiting from some of D.J. Cooper's season-high 15 assists, as Ohio defeated Akron 79-70 Wednesday night.
Kellogg made 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and Cooper - normally the Bobcats' leading scorer - assisted on four. Cooper had 13 points and fell two rebounds short of a triple-double with eight.
The Bobcats (8-8, 1-1 Mid-American Conference), playing a rematch of the conference championship game they won last season, led from wire to wire. Akron (10-6, 1-1), which had a chance to even a series that dates to the 1911-12 season, trailed by as many as 24 points. Ohio leads the series 32-30.
Tommy Freeman added 16 points and DeVaughn Washington had 11 for Ohio, which had lost two consecutive overtime games, including a triple-OT affair against Miami (Ohio) on Sunday.
Steve McNees led Akron with 15 points.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.