Tillman’s big day leads Ohio past Bucknell, 85-67

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Jerome Tillman scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Ohio past Bucknell 85-67 on Saturday.

Steven Coleman added 17 points, Justin Orr had 10 and Michael Allen chipped in with nine assists for the Bobcats (7-6), who had season highs in points, rebounds (41), assists (21), 3-point field goals (10) and field goals (31).

Justin Castleberry led Bucknell (3-10) with 17 points, followed by G.W. Boon with 12 and Bryan Cohen with 10.

Tillman’s layup at the 11:07 mark of the first half gave Ohio the lead for good, starting a 7-0 run that also included a 3-pointer from Coleman and a jumper by Kenneth Van Kempen.

Ahead 37-31 at the half, the Bobcats scored 12 of the first 15 points in the second half and led by as many as 20 points.

Tillman hit 10-of-16 shots from the field and all eight free throws.

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Justin Castleberry Justin Castleberry
6-11,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
Jerome Tillman Jerome Tillman
10-16,  28 Pts
15 Rebs, 3 Assists

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