Recap - Ohio Defeats Kent State 78-75

Ohio got 17 points from Walter Offutt en route to a 78-75 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Ohio did not, however, defeat Kent State against the spread, which closed at 10.5 at most sportsbooks.

D.J. Cooper had 13 points for Ohio and Nick Kellogg chipped in with 12 points. D.J. Cooper had 7 assists for them, while Reggie Keely was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Kent State got 18 points from Chris Evans in a losing cause and another 14 points from Kris Brewer. Kris Brewer contributed 5 assists for them, while Chris Evans had 14 rebounds.

Ohio hit the break leading 31-26 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Kent State as they grabbed 43 boards, while Ohio only had 30.