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Ohio's NCAA hopes ended with 65-46 loss to Akron

D.J. Cooper didn't make a single shot. He didn't make any excuses, either. Ohio's star guard, the Mid-American Conference's Player of the Year, missed all eight shots from the field and had one of the worst games of a brilliant four-year career Saturday night as the Bobcats were beaten 65-46 by Akron in the MAC championship. Cooper was knocked off his game by a...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Zips shake off turmoil, win MAC title

Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points and top-seeded Akron, its season nearly wrecked by a player suspension, beat Ohio 65-46 on Saturday night to win the Mid-American Conference championship and the league's automatic spot in the NCAA tournament. One week ago, the Zips (26-6) were in danger of seeing a special season crash when point guard Alex Abreu was arrested on drug trafficking...
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March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Groce's postseason magic continues

CHICAGO - Brandon Paul's buzzer-beating floater early Thursday afternoon pushed No. 8 seed Illinois to a 51-49 win over Minnesota and through to Friday's Big Ten quarterfinals against Indiana. That means the postgame celebration in the Illinois locker room was jubilant but abbreviated. The Illini have hydrating and studying to do. The show goes on, quickly, at tournament...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

McCrea’s Dominance Speaks for Itself

Javon McCrea has grown each year at Buffalo (Photo/ Buffalo Bulls Athletics) It’s a two horse race for player-of-the-year honors in the Mid American Conference and it’s clear who the two stallions are. D.J. Cooper of Ohio and Javon McCrea of Buffalo. Some believe the honor should go to Cooper, the three time All-MAC first team member.  He did break Ohio’s three-point record...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

OU's Cooper, Akron's Dambrot get top MAC honors

Ohio point guard D.J. Cooper was named the Mid-American Conference's player of the year and Akron's Keith Dambrot is the league's top coach. Cooper beat out Zips center Zeke Marshall for the award in voting by a media panel. Cooper averaged 14.2 points and 7.2 assists for the Bobcats. He's the first Ohio player to win the award since Gary Trent, a three-time player...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 58, Miami (Ohio) 54

D.J. Cooper scored 17 points and Ohio overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat Miami (Ohio) 58-54 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Ohio trailed 44-32 with 11:58 left in the game when Miami's Geovonie McKnight made a free throw. But the Bobcats answered with a 15-0 run, capped by Cooper's 3-pointer with 7:04 remaining to claim a 47...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooper Breaks Records, and Bulls’ Hearts Again

DJ Cooper made NCAA history Tuesday night (photo/SBnation) When Javon McCrea blocked D.J. Cooper’s layup with 6:42 left in their MAC battle Tuesday night, it felt as if the power had shifted and McCrea was going to snatch the conference player-of-the-year honors away from the senior point guard.  But then Cooper put McCrea back in the passenger seat, grabbed the wheel, and floored...
Via Queen City Sports
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 72, Buffalo 69

D.J. Cooper reached a pair of milestones for Ohio in a 24-point performance that included the winning 3-pointer in a 72-69 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night. Cooper hit 5 of 10 3-pointers to become the all-time leader with 264 for the Bobcats (22-8, 13-2 Mid-American Conference), breaking a tie with Tommy Freeman (2008-11). The senior guard also surpassed the 2,000-point mark...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio downs Bowling Green, clinches 2-seed

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Reggie Keely scored 21 points and Ohio clinched a top-two seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament by defeating Bowling Green 78-65 Saturday. The Bobcats (21-8, 12-2) set a new school record for league wins during a 16-game MAC schedule in capturing their first victory at Bowling Green since 2007. Ohio also posted a program-record 50 wins over the past...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 78, Bowling Green 65

Reggie Keely scored 21 points and Ohio clinched a top-two seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament by defeating Bowling Green 78-65 Saturday. The Bobcats (21-8, 12-2) set a new school record for league wins during a 16-game MAC schedule in capturing their first victory at Bowling Green since 2007. Ohio also posted a program-record 50 wins over the past two seasons. The Bobcats...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

How Athens, Ohio became a basketball town

ATHENS, Ohio Dan Lowe and D.J. Cooper never met. By all indications, they never were in the same place or had reason to believe their paths would cross. Still, there's little doubt that tonight, when Ohio University thinks it could set a new standard with more than 5,000 frenzied students in the Convocation Center for a Wednesday basketball game, would never have happened without...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

High stakes in Ohio-Akron rematch

ATHENS, Ohio - It's probably the biggest Mid-American Conference regular season game in years. It's certainly the biggest MAC game of any kind since the teams' first meeting almost four weeks ago, and it's the biggest until a little over three weeks from now, when Akron and Ohio are likely to play again in the conference tournament final. Akron Coach Keith Dambrot...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio's D.J. Cooper closing on unique record

D.J. Cooper's first inclination was not to start doing the math, but rather to roll his eyes. He thought someone was lying to him. The topic at hand was a unique, record-breaking feat that the Ohio University point guard has unwittingly spent four seasons chasing. Cooper is likely to become the first player in the history of Division I college basketball to collect 2,000 points...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 69, Kent St. 68

D.J. Cooper made two free throws with 55 seconds left and Ohio remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference play with a 69-68 victory over Kent State on Saturday night. Ohio took a 60-52 lead - its largest of the game - when Nick Kellogg scored on a layup with 7:46 left in the second half. But the Bobcats had a tough time holding off Kent State, which kept the score close and...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 74, Miami (Ohio) 62

D.J. Cooper tallied 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to lead Ohio past Miami (Ohio) 74-62 Wednesday for its best start in Mid-American Conference play since the 1998-99 season. Nick Kellogg hit five 3s en route to 15 points and Ivo Baltic posted 13 points and 12 rebounds to become the 34th Ohio player to score 1,000 career points. The Bobcats have won six straight games...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 61, W. Michigan 59

D.J. Cooper had 16 points and six assists, leading Ohio to a 61-59 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday. Reggie Keely added 10 points for the Bobcats (11-5, 2-0 Mid-American), who overcame 17 turnovers and held on after leading by 12 points midway through the second half. Jared Klein led Western Michigan (8-7, 0-1) with a career-high 18 points. Shayne Whittington added 10...
Via Fox Sports
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 86, Buffalo 68

D.J. Cooper scored 21 points and Reggie Keely added 19 to help Ohio beat Buffalo 86-68 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Cooper made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and dished out seven assists for Ohio, which is averaging 25 assists over its last five games. Keely, who hit 6 of 10 shot attempts, converted...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio guard D.J. Cooper dished out 17 assists including this incredible no look pass yesterday

Bobcats guard D.J. Cooper had an Ohio record 17 assists including this incredible no look pass to Walter Offutt yesterday afternoon. Ohio crushed Marshall University, 94-57. **Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 94, Marshall 57

Nick Kellogg snapped a two-game scoreless streak with 22 points and D.J. Cooper dished out a career-high and Ohio school-record 17 assists in the Bobcats' 94-57 win over Marshall in the 100th meeting between the programs. Reggie Keely made 8 of 9 shots en route to 18 points, Walter Offutt had 13, Ivo Baltic chipped in 12 and Cooper, who also had 12 points, posted four of the...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio 78, Oakland 61

Walter Offutt scored 14 points and D.J. Cooper recorded his 18th career double-double as Ohio overpowered Oakland 78-61 Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Nick Kellogg added 12 points while Reggie Keely and D.J. Cooper chipped in 10 apiece. Cooper also pulled down five boards and dished out 13 assists for Ohio (7-2), which had 21 assists as a team. Ohio held Oakland ...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Memphis overwhelms Ohio

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Geron Johnson scored 21 points, and Shaq Goodwin added 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Memphis to an 84-58 victory over Ohio on Wednesday night. Johnson was 8 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 5 outside the arc, while Goodwin connected on 6 of 8 shots, helping Memphis (5-2) shoot 50.8 percent for the game (32 of 63). D.J. Cooper led the Bobcats (6-2) with...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio 69, St. Bonaventure 64

D.J. Cooper's 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining and his two free throws 19 seconds later helped Ohio remain unbeaten with a 69-64 nonconference victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night. The Bobcats, off to their first 6-0 start since 1969-70, led 53-45 before the Bonnies (3-2) used an 11-0 run to take a 56-53 lead at the 6:52 mark of the second half. Chris Johnson...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Ohio edges St. Bonaventure 69-64

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- D.J. Cooper's 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining and his two free throws 19 seconds later helped Ohio remain unbeaten with a 69-64 nonconference victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night. The Bobcats, off to their first 6-0 start since 1969-70, led 53-45 before the Bonnies (3-2) used an 11-0 run to take a 56-53 lead at the 6:52 mark of the second half...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio 85, N.C.-Wilmington 47

Ivo Baltic led four players in double figures with 20 points as Ohio blew out UNC Wilmington 85-47 Friday night in nonconference play. Walter Offutt added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Nick Kellogg chipped in with 10 points. Keith Rendleman led the Seahawks with 17 points and seven rebounds. Ohio (2-0) scored the first 13 points of the game and never looked back. Ohio led...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio 81, Portland 52

D.J. Cooper scored 18 points and Nick Kellogg added 18 points off the bench to help Ohio pull away in the second half and beat Portland 81-52 Saturday in the season opener for both teams. Ohio and Portland played to a 33-33 tie at halftime, but Ohio outscored the Pilots 48-19 in the second half. The Pilots shot just 25.9 percent (7 for 27) in the second half, while Ohio shot 61...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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