ATHENS, Ohio -- Maurice Ndour scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Ohio came back from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Central Michigan 71-67 on Wednesday night.
Ohio (15-5, 5-2 Mid-American) trailed 48-30 with less than 15 minutes to play, but then went on a 21-3 run to tie the game at 51 with 8 minutes left.
Stevie Taylor hit the go-ahead jumper for Ohio with 2:04 left, giving the Bobcats a 69-67 lead. Ohio then shut out Central Michigan (7-12, 0-7) for the remainder of the game.
Chris Fowler had 19 points for Central Michigan, which led 33-25 at halftime and built its 18-point lead with 10 straight second-half points.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.