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Ohio 80, Brown 74

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.

Leon Williams had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Bobcats (20-12, 9-7 Mid-American), and Bubba Walther finished with 10 points and 12 assists.

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.

Mark McAndrew scored 15 points and Peter Sullivan had 10 for Brown.

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.