Ohio Crushes Coppin State

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A James Gollon three-pointer put the Ohio Bobcats up 20-5 with under 14 minutes to go in the first half.

Ohio (4-3) started off hot and did not look back, dominating the Coppin State Eagles (0-7) 79-37.

The 42-point victory is the largest victory in the Saul Phillips era, according to the radio broadcast. The 37 points are the fewest points Ohio allowed in a game since Jan. of 1973 when they allowed 31-points to Marietta.

A Doug Taylor and-one gave Ohio a 21-point lead, 28-7. Ohio did not lead by less than 20 for the remainder of the game.

A Mike Laster jumper and Jordan Dartis triple gave Ohio a 35-point lead, 37-12 with 5:32 remaining in the half.

The Laster bucket gave him nine points for the game. That was just three points less than the entire Coppin State team had.

Kevin Mickle who returned from an injury provided the last bucket of the half and Ohio led 45-17. In his return to action, Mickle had 15 points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes of action.

A Laster dunk put Ohio up 40 just a minute and a half into the second half. From there it was just a matter of running out the clock. Ohio led by around 40 for the rest of the second half. With 17:27 to go in the game, Laster had 18 points. Coppin State as a team had 19 points.

Laster ended with a game-high 18 points. Doug Taylor had five points and 10 rebounds and Gollon chipped in 11 points. Nine players played double-digit minutes for Ohio and all the active players played at least seven minutes. Every player who played scored except Jaylin McDonald and Antonio Bisutti.

Adam Traore led Coppin State with eight points and nine rebounds. The Eagles struggled from deep, finishing three of 25 from beyond the arc.

Ohio will look to continue the dominant play on Thursday when they travel to College Park, Maryland for a battle with the Maryland Terrapins.