Ohio pulls away to 75-56 win over Miami of Ohio

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Steven Coleman scored 21 points, leading five Ohio players in double figures, as the Bobcats beat Miami of Ohio 75-56 Thursday night, holding the RedHawks to 19 points in the second half.

Justin Orr and Jerome Tillman had 13 points apiece for Ohio (14-13, 7-6 Mid-American Conference), and Michael Allen and Tommy Freeman each had 10.

Michael Bramos led Miami (15-11, 8-5) with 16 points, and Tyler Dierkers had 14.

It was Ohio’s first season sweep of Miami since the 1999-2000 season.

Miami stayed close in the first half, trailing just 41-37 at halftime. But Allen hit a 3-pointer and a traditional three-point play back to back to make it 49-40 early in the second half, and Miami went more than eight minutes without a field goal as Ohio widened a double-digit lead.

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 Top Performers
 Miami (OH)
Michael Bramos Michael Bramos
6-16,  16 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
Steven Coleman Steven Coleman
7-9,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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