The Bobcats' victory put a halt to a four-game losing skid in the series with the Falcons. The 24-point win also marked Ohio's largest margin of victory in a conference road game since racing past MAC West Division foe Ball State by 27 points, 69-42, on Feb. 6, 2013, in Muncie, Ind.
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"Offensively we're in a good way right now. We really are," said third-year head coach Saul Phillips. "The ball is really moving. We're playing out of our base offense, and we've got things we can do in special situations. When the majority of the game you're just running your base, everybody gets touches. We got good looks today."
Redshirt junior guard Jaaron Simmons went 10-of-18 from the field -- including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc -- to tally a season-high 23 points. His 10 made field goals matched his career high. Simmons also handed out a game-high five assists and collected four rebounds in 33 minutes. He finished with at least 20 points for the third time in 2016-17.
"We just feel back to normal," said Simmons. "Everybody is used to seeing us make a lot of threes, score a lot of points and stuff like that. It just came to me early. I saw a lot of open gaps. My shot was feeling pretty good. I just started attacking from the jump."
Redshirt senior forward Kenny Kaminski shot 7-of-10 from three-point range en route to notching 22 points. He also posted five boards and two assists over 25 minutes. Kaminski has finished with at least 20 points in a game three times this year and has knocked down at least five triples in a game five times this season, totaling 12 times over his Ohio career.
"I wouldn't say I necessarily needed it, but it feels great shooting that good," said Kaminski. "Being an Ohio guy, there were a lot of guys in the crowd today that were on me pretty good. Having to not say anything about how I'm playing and just play felt great."
Sophomore guard Jordan Dartis scored all 16 of his points in the first half. He went 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point land. He also chipped in two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 30 minutes of work.
Freshman guard Rodney Culver gave Ohio 15 productive minutes off of the bench, shooting 5-of-9 from the field -- including a perfect 2-of-2 from distance -- to finish with a season-high 12 points. He also logged four rebounds and a steal.
After falling behind to an early 8-5 Bowling Green lead, a flurry of three-pointers -- including two by Kaminski -- helped piece together an 11-0 run to put Ohio up, 19-8. In the first eight minutes of the first half, Kaminski, Dartis and Simmons accounted for 16 of Ohio's first 21 points. Ohio stretched its lead to a half-high 18 at 41-23 with 3:50 to go until halftime after Dartis drilled another triple.
The Falcons closed the first half with a 10-3 run that was led by freshman guard Dylan Frye, who finished the half with 17 points. Bowling Green's rally sent Ohio into halftime with its lead down to 11 points at 44-33.
The Bobcats came out firing in the second half, with a jumper by Simmons with just over 15 minutes to go putting Ohio up by 21 at 61-40. The Green & White never led by less than 21 the rest of the way, and a made free throw by junior forward Sam Frayer put the Bobcats up by a game-high 29 points at 91-62 with 1:58 remaining.
The game's final two minutes were highlighted by a dunk by redshirt freshman forward Ellis Dozier off a lob from senior guard Drew Crabtree and a trey by Crabtree with 33 seconds left to make the score final.
Frye led all scorers with 24 points off of 9-of-17 shooting for Bowling Green. He went 3-of-10 from three-point range. Frye also added six rebounds, an assist and a steal in 36 minutes.
Freshman guard Rodrick Caldwell posted 13 points, four rebounds and a steal over 31 minutes for the Falcons.
Sophomore guard Malik Hluchoweckyj nearly achieved a double-double for Bowling Green with nine points and nine rebounds. He also contributed an assist and a block in 29 minutes.
Sophomore forward Demajeo Wiggins pulled down a game-high 12 boards for the Falcons and also totaled seven points and a block in 26 minutes of work.
Ohio faces MAC West Division foe Western Michigan (6-14, 2-6 MAC) for the second time this month to close out the month of January, traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich., for a 6 p.m. ET tilt at the University Arena next Tuesday.
Bowling Green hosts Miami Tuesday (7 p.m. ET).