ATHENS, Ohio (AP) (Mar. 1) -- Sanjay Adell scored 18 points on March 1
to lead Ohio past Western Michigan 77-52 in the first round of the
Ohio (19-12), bolstered by 66.7 percent shooting from the field in the
second half, dominated near the basket. For the game, the Bobcats
outscored the Broncos
On defense, Ohio held Western Michigan (10-18) to 15 points and 20
percent shooting from the field in the first half.
The Bobcats, who never trailed, scored the game's first eight points.
They led 27-4 at the 9:30 point of the first half following a 15-0 run.
The Broncos did not
reach 10 points until 2:15 remained in the half.
Ohio continued to build its lead in the second half, opening up a
27-point margin at the 10:48 mark. The Bobcats' lead never fell below 22
the rest of the way.
Both teams struggled with 3-pointers. Western Michigan was 0-8 in the
first half and 4 of 14 for the game. Ohio was 1 of 15 overall.
The Bobcats had two players in double figures besides Adell. Brandon
Hunter scored 17, and Shaun Stonerook had 11, along with a game-high 14
allowed Stonerook to top the 1,000 rebound mark for his career. He now
The Broncos were led by Jon Powell and Thadus Williams, who scored 10
Ohio will play Kent (21-6) in the MAC quarterfinals Sunday at Gund
Arena in Cleveland.