The Bobcats shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field while . . .
Campbell made a career-high 10 field goals on 15 attempts and pulled down five offensive rebounds and five defensive rebounds to lead the way for Ohio and record his third double-double of the 2015-16 season. He also added a block and an assist in 25 minutes.
Making his first career start, freshman guard Jordan Dartis drilled five three-pointers to finish with 15 points in 37 minutes. He also added two rebounds, a block and a steal.
Redshirt sophomore guard Jaaron Simmons scored 13 points -- 11 of which came in the first half -- and added a game-high seven assists in 40 minutes. He also contributed five rebounds and a game-high two steals.
Redshirt senior forward Treg Setty posted eight points, six rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes, while Freshman guard/forward Gavin Block chipped in eight points, a rebound and an assist in 22 minutes.
Junior guard Andre Yates and freshman guard Rob Edwards each tallied 17 points to lead Cleveland State. Yates shot 8-of-15 from the field and added four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 37 minutes. Edwards converted 6-of-11 field goal attempts and chipped in six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 29 minutes.
Senior forward Vinny Zollo hauled in a team-high eight rebounds for the Vikings and contributed two points and a block in 21 minutes.
Sophomore guard Tim Hasbargen and freshman forward Jibri Blount added nine points and eight points, respectively, off of the bench for Cleveland State. Hasbargen also totaled four rebounds in 13 minutes while Blount added an assist, a block and a steal in 17 minutes.
The Bobcats closed out the first half with a 10-4 run over the final four minutes to take a 36-34 lead into halftime. A jumper by Simmons cut Cleveland State’s lead to two, then a conventional three-point play by Campbell gave Ohio its first lead of the game at 31-30.
A layup by Edwards briefly put Cleveland State back in front with just over two minutes left, but a triple by Dartis and a steal by Simmons that turned into a coast-to-coast layup helped Ohio secure its halftime lead.
The Bobcats shot 51.7 percent (15-29) from the field in the first half, thanks in large part to a perfect 5-for-5 effort from Simmons and a 4-for-5 output from Campbell in the opening 20 minutes.
Ohio carried the momentum from the end of the first half into the second half, opening the final 20 minutes of play with a 15-4 run over the first five-plus minutes. Three triples from Dartis, two layups by Campbell and a layup by Setty helped the Bobcats build their lead up to 13 at 51-38.
The Vikings put together an 8-4 stretch over the next four minutes, utilizing a three and a layup by Hasbargen and a layup by Yates to cut Ohio’s advantage back down to nine at 55-46 with just under 11 minutes to go.
The Bobcats quickly went back up by double digits again, though, going on a 16-12 run that featured six points by Campbell and two apiece by Simmons, Block and freshman power forward Doug Taylor. The spurt built Ohio’s lead up to a game-high 17 points at 67-50 to put the contest out of reach with just under five minutes to play.
Ohio’s defense helped the Bobcats maintain a double-digit lead until under 30 seconds remained in the game.
(Courtesy of OU Athletics)