Justin Orr, Leon Williams and Bubba Walther had nine points apiece for the Bobcats (15-7, 6-3 Mid-American), who saw a five-game winning streak end. Ohio's 17-for-49 performance (35 percent) from the field was its worst in a conference game this season.
Jesse Bunkley scored five of his 12 points during a 13-2 run early in the second half that gave the Eagles (8-13, 4-5) a cushion they never lost. Ohio never got closer than six points the rest of the game.
The Eagles outscored Ohio 8-3 in the final four minutes of the first half and led 26-21 at intermission.