ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jerome Tillman scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Ohio overcame a 39-point performance from Damon Huffman to defeat Brown 80-74 Tuesday night in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Huffman had nine of Brown's 16 3-point field goals. He scored the first 14 points for the Bears (19-10, 11-3 Ivy), and had 22 points by halftime, with Brown building a lead as great as 10 in the first half. They led by five at the halftime buzzer.
Ohio overcame a dismal 8-of-28 performance from 3-point range and outrebounded the Bears 35 to 24.
The Bobcats will face the winner of the Bradley-Cincinnati game played Wednesday at 7 p.m.