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