Ohio University hoops sets D-1 record with dominant stretch vs Cleveland State
Basketball is generally considered a game of runs. In Sunday’s Ohio-Cleveland State game, however, it was a game of a run.
With 1:41 left in the first half, the Bobcats led 46-26. The next time the Vikings scored, they were trailing 86-28.
You read that correctly. Ohio University went on a 40-0 run. It was both historic and shocking.
The 40-0 run for @OhioMBasketball is the longest scoring run for a @NCAA D-I team against another D-I in history.
— Russ Eisenstein (@RussEisenstein) December 6, 2020
The run did not end until the 8:03 mark of the second half. That meant Cleveland State went nearly 10 minutes without a point. That’s not even talking about a basket. Just a point. And the points to break the run came via free throws. The next basket for Cleveland State wouldn’t come until there were about five minutes left in the second half.
It’s safe to say most people didn’t know a lot about these two teams prior to this historic run. Cleveland State is now 0-2 and played a much more competitive game against a MAC foe earlier this week, losing to Toledo 70-61.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats seem to be a mid-major team that could cause some problems down the stretch. Ohio opened with wins against Chicago State and North Carolina A&T before nearly upsetting Illinois in Champagne as the Illini eked out a 77-75 win.