It was Ohio's first loss in Huntington since a 73-68 setback on Dec. 17, 2008.
The Thundering Herd shot 48.4 percent (31-of-64) from the field -- including 11-of-27 from beyond the arc -- to put together the best shooting effort by a Bobcat opponent this season.
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Campbell made 12-of-21 field goal attemps and sank six of his eight tries from the free throw line to lead all scorers. He scored 24 of his 31 points in the final 20 minutes of play. He also led the game in rebounds, with seven of his boards coming off the offensive glass. Campbell also tallied an assist and a steal over 28 minutes. He posted his second double-double of the year and 28th of his career. Campbell has finished with at least 20 points in three of the last four games.
"They did a really good job of spacing the floor, maybe better than we did," said Campbell. "We didn't do a very good job at our help-side defense or on ball screens. It came back to haunt us. It really did. We had home court advantage last year, we took advantage of it. They had home court advantage this year, they took advantage of it. They shot the lights out of the ball and we didn't."
Sophomore guard Jordan Dartis drained four treys and sank four of his five tries from the charity stripe to finish with 16 points. He also hauled in a career-high seven rebounds and posted a steal in 36 minutes. Dartis has recorded double-digit points in four of Ohio's five games this season.
Redshirt senior forward Kenny Kaminski sank three three-pointers en route to scoring 13 points. He also grabbed a rebound and handed out an assist over 20 minutes. Kaminski has finished in double figures in scoring in all four games he's played this year.
Redshirt junior guard Jaaron Simmons notched 11 points, a game-high seven assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes.
Freshman forward Jason Carter provided the Bobcats with seven points, six boards, a career-high four steals and three assists as well as a block in 21 minutes of work off of the bench.
All five of Marshall's starters finished in double figures in points, with junior guard Jon Elmore leading the Thundering Herd with 28 points -- 13 of which came from the charity stripe. Three of his six made-field-goals came from beyond the arc. He also distributed a team-high five assists and notched seven rebounds, two steals and a block over 38 minutes.
Senior forward Ryan Taylor achieved a double-double for the Thundering Herd with 17 points and a team-high 11 boards. He also chipped in a game-high three blocks as well as three assists in 37 minutes.
Senior guard Stevie Browning totaled 16 points for Marshall thanks in large part to three treys. He also recorded six rebounds, three assists and a team-high four steals in 34 minutes.
Senior guard Austin Loop drilled a game-high five treys to compile 15 points. He also added two assists, two steals and a rebound over 38 minutes for the Thundering Herd.
Sophomore forward Ajdin Penava logged 10 points, two rebounds, an assist and a block in 12 minutes of work for Marshall.
Three treys over the opening 20 minutes of action by Dartis gave him a half-high 11 points as Ohio entered halftime trailing Marshall by a 42-38 count. A three by Loop gave the Thundering Herd a nine-point advantage at 34-25 with less than five minutes to go in the first half, but the Bobcats closed the half out on a 13-8 run that was highlighted by a pair of threes by Dartis and another by Campbell.
Ohio opened the second half on a 9-0 run, powered by a pair of layups by Campbell, a layup by Simmons and a three by sophomore guard/forward Gavin Block. That gave the Bobcats their largest lead of the contest at five at 47-42.
The ensuing four-plus minutes featured four ties and four lead changes. A trey by Kaminski gave Ohio a 55-54 edge with 13:29 remaining. It proved to be the Bobcats' final lead of the game as the Thundering Herd proceeded to go on a 21-9 run, fueled by seven points from Taylor and treys by Browning and Elmore, giving Marshall a 79-68 advantage with just under eight minutes left.
A layup and a pair of free throws by Campbell cut Marshall's lead back down to seven, but a dunk and a layup by redshirt sophomore guard Aleksa Nikolic and threes by Elmore and Loop helped the Thundering Herd take a game-high 16 point lead at 87-71 with 4:30 to go.
A three by Kaminski brought Ohio within eight of Marshall at 90-82 with 1:32 remaining, but the Thundering Herd sank eight of 10 free throw attempts down the final stretch to send the Bobcats to their first loss of the season.
Ohio welcomes former head coach Tim O'Shea back to the Convocation Center for the first time as it plays host to Bryant in an Alumni Weekend matchup on Saturday (Dec. 3) at the Convo. The opening tip is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET