Ohio vs. Denver: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Ohio vs. Denver: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Ohio 57
(24-10, 7-7 away)
Denver 61
(22-9, 14-2 home)
Venue: Magness Arena
9:15PM ET / 6:15PM PT, March 19, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Ohio 32 25 57
Denver 30 31 61
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Ohio D Cooper 16 I Baltic 15 D Cooper 4
Denver B Olson 15 C Griffin 10 R O`Neale 3

On Tuesday, Mar. 19, No. 6-seeded Ohio took on No. 3-seeded Denver and suffered a loss to the Pioneers 61-57 in the first round of the NIT. Jon Smith put up four points and six rebounds in the Bobcats loss. D.J Cooper got a game-high 16 points and added four assists. Cam Griffin registered a double-double for the Pioneers on a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ohio closes out the season with a 24-10 record. In the regular season, they finished first in the MAC with a 14-2 record in conference play.

Ohio Game Notes

  • Ohio beat the spread by three points. That makes the 14th time this season the Bobcats have beaten the spread.
  • The Bobcats have been unlucky three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Ohio is 34-33 in close games.
  • Ohio has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • The Bobcats have lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after having a field goal percentage of 41.5 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 53.7 percent or better this season, Ohio has lost 100 percent of the time (0-3).
  • Ohio set a season low for steals (two).
  • The Bobcats have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past four games.
  • This is the fourth loss of the season where the Bobcats opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Ivo Baltic recorded a team season high in rebounds with 15 and defensive rebounds with 15.
  • The top two scorers (D.J Cooper and Reggie Keely) accounted for 49.1 percent of the points.
  • Ivo Baltic accounted for 42.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (23) than the starters (nine).
  • D.J Cooper has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 34 games this season.
  • Ivo Baltic has led the team in rebounding in 11 out of 34 games this season.
  • Ivo Baltic recorded the sixth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Ivo Baltic had career highs with 15 rebounds and 15 defensive rebounds.
  • Reggie Keely has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for T.J. Hall.

Denver Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Brett Olson and Chris Udofia) accounted for 47.5 percent of the points.
  • Cam Griffin accounted for 43.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Brett Olson has led the team in scoring nine times in 31 games this season.
  • Cam Griffin has led the team in rebounding seven times in 31 games this season.
  • Royce O`Neale set a career high with four blocks.
  • Brett Olson has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Udofia has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Cam Griffin recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Cam Griffin recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
OHIO PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Jon Smith21462100
BD.J Cooper341624004
BReggie Keely191220001
BTravis Wilkins20810100
C+Ivo Baltic272151015
CRicardo Johnson6410000
CStevie Taylor6400000
C-Nick Kellogg20511002
D+T.J. Hall11210011
D+Walter Offutt36031001
DEN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ACam Griffin2414102023
AChris Udofia311432231
B+Royce O`Neale40833140
B+Brett Olson391522303
CJalen Love28612102
CChase Hallam29222311
-Marcus Byrd9200000

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