ATHENS, Ohio -- D.J. Cooper had 16 points, five assists, three steals and two blocks in Ohio's 71-46 win over Lamar on Monday night.
The Bobcats (4-0), who trailed 15-8 midway through the first half, took a 17-15 lead on a jump shot by Reggie Keely with 4:39 to play until halftime.
Charlie Harper then tied the game for the Cardinals (2-3) on a jump shot. But Keely found the basket again with 4:05 remaining in the half for a 19-7 lead, and Ohio wouldn't trail again.
The Bobcats, ahead 24-23 at halftime, led 38-32 with 11:56 left to play and went on a 22-7 run over the next 6 minutes. DeVaughn Washington gave Ohio a 60-39 advantage with 5:38 left.
Ohio scored 17 points off of 20 Lamar turnovers.
Harper finished with 11 points for Lamar, which shot 25.4 percent (16 of 63).