Kellogg scores 17; Ohio dominates Longwood 78-43

Nick Kellogg scored 17 points for the Bobcats in their 78-43 victory over Longwood Monday night.

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Kellogg scored 17 points as Ohio defeated Longwood 78-43 Monday night.

Kellogg went 6 of 11 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, and gathered six rebounds. Ohio (9-3) received support from T.J. Hall with 14 points. Stevie Taylor and Ricardo Johnson both had 11 points and Maurice Ndour chipped in with 10 points and nine boards.

Longwood (5-9) had trouble shooting all night, hitting 31 percent from the field, including just 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. The Lancers were led by Jeylani Dublin’s 14 points.

Ohio built a 10-point first-half lead, but Longwood trimmed that to four at intermission at 32-28.

The Lancers came out ice-cold in the second half, hitting just four of their first 13 shots as Ohio ran its lead to 22 at 58-36. A Longwood time out didn’t stem the tide, as it made two baskets in the final 10:16.