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Georgia Tech Drops Close Game to Ohio, 67-61

Nov. 18, 2016

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ATLANTA (AP) Antonio Campbell scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Ohio University rallied with 3-pointers Friday night to win 67-61 at Georgia Tech.

Fifth-year senior Kenny Kaminski scored all 15 of his points in the second half on 3-pointers as the Bobcats (3-0) were 7 of 15 from beyond the arc after going 3 of 8 in the first half.

Center Ben Lammers led the Yellow Jackets (2-1) with a career-high 22 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in his third career start. The 6-foot-10 junior frequently was matched against the 6-9 Campbell, who last season was Mid-American Conference Player of the Year.

Georgia Tech led 32-27 at halftime and outrebounded the Bobcats 47-38, but the Yellow Jackets shot 27.8 in the second half (10 of 36) and made one 3-pointer.

Junior guard Tadric Jackson scored 17 off the bench. Starting guard Josh Okogie added five points and 11 rebounds.

The Bobcats began to pull away when Georgia Tech went 5:18 without a field goal and Campbell’s dunk gave Ohio a 22-17 lead with 6:50 left in the first half.

Campbell finished the first half with 14 points and five rebounds, however, his teammates made just 5 of 19 and scored 13 in that time. Georgia Tech led 32-27 at halftime, tying the game on Lammers’ three-point play with 5:23 to go.

Ohio continued to live by a long ball just four days after making 15 3-pointers in a 96-75 win Monday over Sam Houston State. Kaminski was good from distance on back-to-back possessions and the visitors led 49-46 with 11:00 remaining.

Campbell added his third trey moments later to stretch Ohio’s lead to four.

Tech tied the game just once more, when Jackson hit a short jumper in the lane with 8:11 left to tie it at 52.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio: Has won in its last two visits to ACC venues. The Bobcats won 61-55 at Maryland on Dec. 12, 2007. The Terrapins have since moved to the Big Ten.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets began the season as the least experienced Division I team with players representing just 25 percent of their possession-minutes returning from last season.

UP NEXT

Ohio: The Bobcats will be idle for a week before playing host Nov. 25 to Tennessee Tech, which Georgia Tech beat 70-55 in the season opener.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets will play the fourth of five home games to start the season Tuesday when they face Sam Houston State. Ohio beat SHSU 96-75 Monday.

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