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RedHawks top Ohio

OXFORD (AP) — Eric Washington had 17 points and seven assists, and Geovonie McKnight scored 13 of his 17 in the second half to help Miami (Ohio) beat Ohio 77-66 on Saturday, snapping a three-game skid overall and a seven-game slide in the series.

Washington moved into a three-way tie for sixth on the school’s single-season assist list with 138.

Will Sullivan scored 15 for Miami (9-16, 4-8 Mid-American) and Zack McCormick had 10 points.

McKnight, who also had six rebounds and three steals, scored six straight during a 17-2 run which gave the Redhawks a 64-50 lead with nine minutes to play.

Ohio (9-14, 4-8) trailed by double digits the rest of the way.

Miami made 27 of 49 (55.1 percent) field goals, 18 of 26 free throws and committed a season-low six turnovers.

Antonio Campbell led Ohio, which attempted a season-low three free throws, with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

MIAMI (OHIO) 77, OHIO 66

OHIO (9-14)

Ndour 4-8 2-2 11, Harley 3-5 0-0 7, Campbell 7-18 0-0 17, Willis 6-14 0-0 14, R. Taylor 3-5 0-0 7, Setty 1-1 0-1 2, Crabtree 0-0 0-0 0, S. Taylor 3-7 0-0 8, Laster 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 2-3 66.

MIAMI (OHIO) (9-16)

McLane 2-2 0-0 4, Bryant 2-5 1-2 5, McKnight 5-11 7-9 17, Sullivan 6-9 1-2 15, Washington 5-8 6-8 17, McCormick 3-4 2-3 10, Eustace 0-1 0-0 0, Livingston Jr. 2-3 0-0 4, Wright 0-1 0-0 0, Moore 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 27-49 18-26 77.

Halftime—Ohio 41-38. 3-Point Goals—Ohio 10-28 (Campbell 3-7, S. Taylor 2-6, Willis 2-8, R. Taylor 1-2, Harley 1-2, Ndour 1-3), Miami (Ohio) 5-12 (McCormick 2-2, Sullivan 2-3, Washington 1-3, McKnight 0-1, Eustace 0-1, Moore 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Ohio 29 (Campbell 10), Miami (Ohio) 29 (McKnight 6). Assists—Ohio 14 (Harley, Ndour, S. Taylor, Willis 3), Miami (Ohio) 11 (Washington 7). Total Fouls—Ohio 16, Miami (Ohio) 8. A—2,196.