Ohio raised its record to 19-6 (10-6 MAC) to remain one-game behind front-runner Akron in the MAC East. Buffalo fell to 16-13 (9-7 MAC), leaving the Bulls two games off the pace with two regular season games remaining. Ohio goes to Akron Tuesday (7 p.m. ET), while Buffalo hosts Miami (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET).
The Bobcats shot 46.8 percent (29-of-62) from the field -- including . . .
Simmons led the Bobcats with a career-high 31 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field and 13-of-15 from the charity stripe. He also tallied eight assists and grabbed one rebound and one steal in 45 minutes.
Setty notched his own career-high on Senior Day with 24 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field and 7-of-11 from the free throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds in addition to tallying an assist and a block in 30 minutes.
Redshirt junior forward Kenny Kaminski went 7-of-18 from the field to finish with 22 points. He also shot 5-of-14 from behind the arc and recorded five rebounds and one steal in 39 minutes.
Junior forward Antonio Campbell scored six points, grabbed nine rebounds and tallied a career-high five blocks in 34 minutes.
Junior wing Willie Conner led Buffalo with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field -- including a 3-of-6 effort from three-point range. He also grabbed two rebounds and one steal in 43 minutes.
Junior wing Blake Hamilton went 7-of-13 from the field to score 22 points to pair with a game-high 11 rebounds. He also totaled three blocks, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes.
Sophomore guard Lamonte Bearden recorded 14 points to go along with a team-high four assists in addition to a block and a steal in 36 minutes.
Buffalo jumped out to a 20-12 lead at the 11:58 mark of the first half. Simmons had all 12 of Ohio's points to open the game. The first Bobcat other than Simmons to make a basket was Setty, who cut Buffalo's lead to six at 20-14 at the 10:15 mark with a layup.
Trailing 35-30 with 4:23 remaining in the first half, Ohio went on a 10-0 run that featured a pair of threes by Kaminski to give the Bobcats a 40-35 lead with 2:41 left in the opening frame.
Ohio went into the break with a 48-42 lead with Simmons leading all players with 20 points at the break. Setty added 14 points with seven rebounds while Kaminski was also in double figures with 11 points.
Buffalo then surged to a 54-51 lead with 15:23 remaining in the second half on the back of a 13-0 run with Hamilton contributing seven points and Bearden adding five during the stretch. It extended its lead to as much as 10, but a converted and-one opportunity by Kaminski pulled the Bobcats within 70-67 with 8:17 left to play in the contest.
The Bulls outscored Ohio by a 15-13 count over the ensuing five-plus minutes to take a five-point advantage at 85-80, but the Bobcats tied the game at 85-all with 1:04 left as freshman guard Jordan Dartis sunk a three from the corner. Both Ohio and Buffalo couldn't break the stalemate in the final minute, sending the game to overtime.
Hamilton opened the scoring in the extra period with a layup, but Kaminski answered on the other end with a triple to give Ohio an 89-88 lead. Kaminski added two more free throws, but Buffalo tied the game again at 90-all with a conventional three-point play by freshman forward Nick Perkins.
With the game tied at 93-all, Dartis sank another triple from the corner to give Ohio a 96-93 lead with 1:31 remaining in overtime. The Bobcats sustained their lead on seven made free throws to emerge victorious.