ATHENS, Ohio -- Walter Offutt led five Ohio double-figure scorers with a career-high 19 points and the Bobcats defeated Kent State 87-65 on Wednesday night.
Ohio forced 91 turnovers in its previous four games and continued that trend, scoring 25 points off 19 turnovers.
The Bobcats also outscored Kent State 22-4 on second-chance points, while winning the battle of the boards 37-25.
After the Golden Flashes (12-5, 2-2) used a 23-7 run to take a 30-25 lead, the two teams traded baskets. Ohio then used a 14-6 run to end the half with a 41-38 lead.
Ohio opened the second half on a 21-2 run, keyed by Cooper's eight points.