Sonny Troutman scored 18 points and Ohio placed four players in double figures in an 81-50 victory over American yesterday in Athens, Ohio.
Jeremy Fears had 12 points and six assists for the Bobcats (2-0), who held the Eagles (0-5) to 39.6 percent shooting.
Troutman and Mychal Green made three-pointers as the Bobcats opened the game with a 12-2 run. Jeff Halbert made a three-pointer with four seconds left in the first half to give Ohio a 42-26 lead at the break.
Halbert and Green both scored 11 points for the Bobcats, who finished 12 for 26 from behind the three-point line.
Ohio used a 20-4 run in the second half to open up a 73-40 lead with 7 minutes 8 seconds left. Fears made a jumper, converted a layup and hit two free throws during the spurt.
Brayden Billbe and Andre Ingram scored 10 points apiece for the Eagles. The Bobcats shot 48 percent and outrebounded American 42-28.
* TOWSON 76, WILLIAM & MARY 45: Lawrence Hamm scored a career-high 29 points as host Towson ended a 13-game conference losing streak.
Tim Crossin added 19 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 6 steals for the Tigers (3-2, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who had not won a conference game since beating James Madison on Jan. 19. Towson has won three of four overall.
Nate Loehrke scored 10 points for the Tribe (4-3, 0-2), which has dropped four of five and three straight on the road. William & Mary shot 14 for 51 and committed 23 turnovers, leading to 24 Towson points.
* LOYOLA (MD.) 76, MOUNT ST. MARY'S 71: Andre Collins scored 23 points to lead the unbeaten Greyhounds over the Mountaineers in Emmitsburg, Md.
Michael Tuck added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Greyhounds (4-0).
Tara Williams had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead American to a 71-58 victory over Wagner at Bender Arena.
The Eagles (2-4) took a 41-31 lead at halftime and sent the Seahawks to their fifth loss without a win.
Tala Hadavi made 4 of 5 three-pointers and finished with 18 points for the Eagles.
* VIRGINIA 54, HARVARD 48: Siedah Williams had 15 points and seven rebounds as the Cavaliers (4-1) used a late rally to defeat the upset-minded Crimson (2-3) at University Hall. Harvard had tied the game at 46 with 4:55 left before Virginia went on an 8-2 run to finish the game.
* GEORGETOWN 59, APPALACHIAN STATE 44: Bethany LeSueur scored 19 points and Christine Whitt blocked eight shots (six in the first half) as the Hoyas (4-2) raced to a 13-point halftime lead at home and defeated the Mountaineers (1-4).