AMHERST, N.Y -- The Ohio Bobcats put on an offensive clinic in a 94-75 blowout win over Mid-American Conference East Division rival Buffalo in a nationally televised contest Friday at Alumni Arena.
The Bobcats (16-8, 7-5 MAC) scored a season-high 94 points and shot 53.7 percent (second-best this season) on a season-high 35 field goals made and 67 attempts.
Ohio also converted a season-best 56.0 percent from three-point range and tied its season high with 14 made treys. The Bobcats won the battle of the boards, 31-23 and also led the way in points in the paint (44-34).
Buffalo (14-11, 7-5 MAC) connected . . .
Junior forward Antonio Campbell matched his career high with a team-high 28 points off of 11-of-16 shooting, including 4-of-5 from three point range. His 11 made field goals and four made treys matched his career highs. He also hauled in a game-high 15 rebounds and a team-high two blocks to go along with an assist and a steal over 27 minutes.
"I just felt pretty good. I played good last game against Ball State, and I think it carried over into practice and carried over into this game,” Campbell said.
Freshman guard Jordan Dartis knocked down a career-high seven treys en route to scoring 23 points. He also dished out three assists in 37 minutes.
"I'm surprised at how composed he is at all times,” Ohio head coach Saul Phillips said. “The moment never seems too big for him. He just went out there and played."
Redshirt senior forward Treg Setty went 5-of-6 from the field to finish with 10 points.
Freshman guard CJ Massinburg put together a big performance to lead Buffalo, scoring a game-high 36 points off of 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 10-of-13 shooting from the free throw line. He also swiped a game-high four steals and totaled five rebounds, three assists and a game-high two blocks in 29 minutes.
Junior wing Willie Connor chipped in 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 15-5 advantage over the first four-plus minutes of the game as Campbell sank two threes en route to piling up eight points before the first media timeout. Setty and Simmons also chipped in baskets while redshirt junior forward Kenny Kaminski drained a trey.
The Bulls made it a five-point contest thanks to a pair of free throws by senior guard/forward Rodell Wigginton and a conventional three-point play by Hamilton, but Ohio countered with a pair of treys by Dartis and a jumper by Simmons to up its lead back to nine at 23-14 with just under 12 minutes left in the half.
A pair of free throws by Massinburg made it a seven-point affair with just over 11 minutes to go, but Ohio responded with a 18-4 run courtesy of a layup by sophomore guard Mike and a pair of free throws and a layup by Simmons, a layup by Campbell and a pair of freebies and two treys by Dartis and another layup by Campbell to extend its edge to a half-high 21 points at 41-20 with 4:38 to go in the first half.
Buffalo outscored Ohio by an 8-3 count down the final stretch of the half, but the Bobcats still took a 16-point advantage into halftime with the score at 44-28.
The Bobcats continued their domination in the second half, scoring 50 points and shooting a scorching 62.5 percent (20-of-32) from the field over the final 20 minutes of play.
Campbell added 14 more in the second half while Dartis sank three shots from beyond the arc. Ohio led by as many as 30 when Setty made a layup with 9:20 to play.
Buffalo at Akron (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET)
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(Courtesy OU Athletics/MRO Edit)