D.J. Cooper Named First Team All-MAC

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Updated Mon, Mar 11, 2013 12:12 pm
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D.J. Cooper's 17 assists vs. Marshall on Jan. 5 set a new Bobcat single-game record. Ohio defeated the Thundering Herd 94-57.

Ohio guard D.J. Cooper was named First Team All-MAC for the third consecutive year Monday.  The senior was one of three Bobcats recognized on the All-MAC teams this season.

Cooper averaged 14.2 points per game to lead Ohio to a share of the MAC regular season title. He leads the MAC in assists per game at 7.2 and steals per game at 2.1. The senior holds school records for career assists and steals and set the MAC record for assists in a game with 17 against Marshall Jan. 5.

Cooper became the first player in NCAA history to achieve 2,000 points, 900 assists, 500 rebounds and 300 steals in a career when he reached the 2,000-point mark against Buffalo March 5.

Joining Cooper on the All-MAC first team list are Akron’s Zeke Marshall, Buffalo’s Javon McCrea, Kent State’s Chris Evans, and Toledo’s Rian Pearson.

Bobcat guard Walter Offutt and Bobcat forward Reggie Keely both made the All-MAC third team.

Offutt is averaging 10.9 points per game this season on 42 percent shooting. He was named All-MAC Honorable Mention last season.

Keely is averaging 11.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage of .616 ranks second in the MAC and 13th in the NCAA.

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