Ohio 82, NC A&T 66

Stevie Taylor scored a career-high 19 points and Ohio pulled

away from North Carolina A&T 82-66 Friday night.

Ohio (11-1) has won seven straight games and is off to its best

start since 1940-41.

Taylor knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers en route to

7-of-11 shooting.

Ohio entered the second half leading 42-39 before Walter Offut

sparked a 14-6 run to give the Bobcats a 56-45 lead with 16:08 left

to play. Offut scored seven points during the run.

North Carolina A&T (4-10) has lost six straight after

winning four in a row.

After allowing 39 points in the first half, Ohio held the Aggies

to only 27 in the second half. The Bobcats improve to 48-15 when

holding opponents under 70 points.

The Aggies entered the game shooting 40 percent from the field

but improved on that against the Bobcats, hitting 55.8 percent of

their shots (24 of 43).