Ohio 71, Elon 59

Armon Bassett scored 20 points and posted career highs with

eight rebounds and seven assists, leading Ohio to a 71-59 win over

Elon on Tuesday night.

Freshman point guard D.J. Cooper added 15 for the Bobcats (8-4),

and has scored in double figures in nine of the 12 games in his

collegiate career. Tommy Freeman and Jay Kinney also chipped in 10

points apiece.

Reggie Keely grabbed a career-high eight rebounds for Ohio.

Bassett also set a career best by hitting five 3-pointers for

the Bobcats, who finished 11-for-27 from long range (40.7

percent).

The Phoenix (3-9) were 5-for-23 from beyond the arc (21.7

percent).

The Bobcats trailed by one point at halftime, but used a 7-2 run

out of the locker room to take their first lead of the second half.

Ohio’s 14-4 run midway through the second sealed the game.

Drew Spradlin led Elon with 20 points.