Ohio beats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 83-70

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—DeVaughn Washington scored 16 points off the bench to help Ohio defeat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 83-70 on Sunday.

The Bearcats (2-1) shot 50 percent (16 of 32) in the opening half en route to a 44-26 halftime lead. Ohio led 18-17 with 8:31 left in the first half before extending its advantage with a 26-9 run.

The Islanders (1-3) climbed back into the game in the second half thanks to 15-of-26 shooting (57.7 percent). Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pulled within 10, 73-63, with 2:29 left to play before a 3-pointer from Tommy Freeman pushed the Ohio lead to 13, 76-63.

Despite outscoring the Bobcats 44-39 in the second half, the Islanders shot 1 for 6 from behind the arc (16.7 percent) and 13 of 23 from the free-throw line (56.5 percent).

Demond Watt led all scorers with 26 points on 11-of-13 from the floor (84.6 percent) for the Islanders.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 TAMU Corpus Christi
Demond Watt Demond Watt
11-13,  26 Pts
12 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Ohio
DeVaughn Washington DeVaughn Washington
7-12,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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