Updated Sat, Dec 7, 2013 8:55 pm
Ohio fell to 6-2 Saturday, as it fell to the Oakland Grizzlies (2-7), 73-56, in Rochester, Mich.
Both teams got out to a slow start and the game was tied at 25 at halftime. Ohio went 10-for-26 (38.5 percent) from the field, and Oakland shot 9-for-28 (32.1 percent). Ohio struggled mightily from 3-point range, going 1-for-10 from deep. The Golden Grizzlies, however, were even worse as they went 1-for-13 from beyond the arc.
Oakland guard Travis Bader uncharacteristically struggled in the first half as he went 0-for-6 from 3-point range.
Bader and the rest of the Golden Grizzlies, however, got things going in the second half, though. Oakland outscored Ohio, 48-31, in the second half and shot 15-for-31 (48.3 percent) from the field. Bader finished with 12 points. Duke Mondy and Kahlil Felder led Oakland with 13 points apiece.
Ohio failed to right the ship offensively, though, as they shot 11-for-31 (35.5 percent) from the field in the second half. The Bobcats also did a poor job of taking care of the ball, as they turned the ball over 18 times.
Nick Kellogg was the lone star for the Bobcats in the first half as he scored 18 points. Kellogg fouled out late in the second half though.
Ohio will look to get back on track when they travel to Huntsville, Ala., on Dec. 14 to take on a 3-4 Alabama A&M squad.