Ohio shot 48.2 percent (27-of-56) from the field and Ball State converted 51.9 percent (28-of-54) of its shots, but the Bobcats . . .
Junior forward Antonio Campbell once again came up huge for the Bobcats, tallying a game-high 26 points and a team-high 10 rebounds to record his team-high 11th double-double of the year and 20th of his career. He shot 10-of-14 from the field -- including 2-of-2 from three-point range -- and went 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Kaminski logged 20 points off of a 7-of-15 shooting effort -- including knocking down 5-of-11 three-point attempts. He also posted four rebounds, an assist and a block in 35 minutes.
Junior forward Franko House scored a team-high 13 points off of 6-of-11 shooting to lead Ball State. Senior forward Bo Calhoun recorded a double-double with 12 points and a team-high 10 boards in addition to notching two assists, a block and a steal over 26 minutes for the Cardinals.
Fifth-year senior guard Jeremiah Davis went 4-for-4 from the field and totaled 11 points, two assists, a rebound and a steal in 11 minutes of work off of the bench for Ball State.
Ohio netted the first points of the game when Campbell scored with just under 19 minutes to go in the half. Ball State then proceeded to rattle off a 14-4 run over the ensuing five minutes, using six points by House and four by Calhoun to build an eight-point lead at 14-6 with just under 14 minutes to go in the first half.
Ohio retaliated with a 10-3 run to make it a one-point game at 17-16 with 11:26 remaining. Junior forward Wadly Mompremier made a layup and Kaminski sandwiched a jumper between a pair of treys to spark Ohio's rally.
The Cardinals went back up by six with just over eight minutes remaining in the first half thanks to a three by Tyler and a jumper by House.
Ohio made it a two-point game several times over the next six minutes, using a trey by freshman guard Jordan Dartis and jumpers by Simmons and Campbell. Freshman guard/forward Gavin Block nailed a pair of free throws to make it a one-point game with 1:25 left in the half. Setty hit a baseline jumper with 47 seconds remaining to put Ohio back in front, 32-31.
House went in for a layup with three seconds left to try to put Ball State back in the lead, but Kaminski rejected his attempt to send the Bobcats into halftime with the lead.
Ohio and Ball State traded jabs over the first three-plus minutes of the second half, with a layup by Sellers knotting the score at 37-all.
A 10-5 spurt by Ball State gave the Cardinals a 47-42 lead with just over 12 minutes to go, courtesy of a jumper by Calhoun, threes by Sellers and Tyler and a layup by freshman forward/center Trey Moses.
The Bobcats retaliated with a 17-3 run to go up by seven at 57-50 with just under eight minutes to go. The stretch was highlighted by a conventional three-point play and a trey by Campbell, a three by Kaminski and a layup by sophomore guard Mike Laster.
Ball State answered with a 17-10 stretch to tie the contest at 67-all with 1:47 left. A layup and a jumper by Davis, a trey by redshirt junior guard/forward Ryan Weber and another layup by Davis helped the Cardinals even the score.
Kaminski countered for Ohio by knocking down a deep three off an assist by Simmons with 1:02 to go to put the Bobcats back in front.
Davis was fouled with 45 seconds left and made both free throws to cut Ball State's deficit to one, but Setty sunk a key jump shot with 17 seconds left to make it a three-point game in favor of Ohio once again. Weber got off a desperation three-point attempt with a second remaining on the clock, but his game-tying try was off the mark.
Ohio at Buffalo (Friday, 7 p.m. ET)
Ball State at Central Michigan (Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET)
(Courtesy of OU Athletics)