- The Washington Times - Monday, December 7, 2020

In a game already turning into a blowout, Ohio University forward Dwight Wilson knocked down a pair of free throws shortly before halftime. Those two rather innocuous shots began a run that soon boiled out of control.

During a scoring onslaught spanning from the 43-second mark in the first half until 8:03 remained in the second half, Ohio embarked on a record-breaking 40-0 scoring run during the Bobcats’ 101-46 victory against Cleveland State on Sunday.

Two free throws from the Vikings finally ended the scoring burst, but not before Ohio set a record for a scoring run in a game between two Division I programs. The previous record stood at 39 straight points, coming from Oklahoma State against Weber State in 2014.

“To go on a big run like that, a lot of things need to happen,” coach Jeff Boals told The Post, Ohio’s independent student newspaper. “When the going’s good you can’t be rah rah. You have to handle prosperity and understand why you got the stops you got.”

The Bobcats have opened the season well, dispatching Chicago State and North Carolina A&T. In a matchup with then-No. 8 Illinois on Nov. 27, the Bobcats pushed the Illini to the wire, losing 77-75. In that narrow loss, guard Jason Preston scored a career-high 31 points.



Preston only needed 12 points against Cleveland State because four of his teammates also scored in double-figures. During Sunday’s 40-0 scoring stretch, eight different Ohio players scored.

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