ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jeremy Fears scored 15 points and Ohio held
on for a 56-55 win over Detroit on Thursday night.
Brandon Cotton missed a 15-foot jumper at the buzzer for Detroit
(6-6), which had won two straight. Cotton scored 20 of his 24
points in the second half.
Mychal Green had 10 points for the Bobcats (6-1), who improved
to 4-0 at home this season. Ohio shot 45 percent from the field and
made 11 of 15 free throws.
Jon Goode had 14 points for Detroit, which outrebounded the
The Bobcats led 56-50 with 3:10 left but Cotton responded with a
3-pointer and a jumper to cut the lead to one. Ohio's Sonny
Troutman missed two free throws with 16 seconds left, giving
Detroit a chance to take the final shot.
Cotton's jumper from the right side bounced off the back of the
rim as time expired.
The Titans shot 43 percent from the field and connected on 1 of
4 free throws.