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Reigning MAC POTY out for season

Ohio Bobcat’s Antonio Campbell will miss the rest of the season with a broken right foot suffered against Eastern Michigan

NCAA Basketball: Ohio at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Reigning MAC Player of the Year, Antonio Campbell, will miss the rest of this season with a broken right foot.

The story was first reported by Jason Arkley of the Athens Messenger and confirmed by third-year head coach Saul Phillips on Thursday.

Campbell is not eligible to redshirt for the Bobcats, thus ending his collegiate career. Campbell played in 14 of the 16 games so far this season for Ohio and was averaging 16.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

Campbell left Ohio’s game on last Saturday against Eastern Michigan because of an injury to his right foot and did not return to the game. Campbell emerged out of the Bobcats locker room at halftime on crutches and his right foot in a boot.

Campbell also sat out Ohio’s 83-68 loss to Akron on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-9-inch Cincinnati native averaged 17.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season en route to earning the MAC Player of the Year and being named to the All-MAC team.

Campbell was the first Bobcat to win the award since DJ Cooper won in 2013.

Per Arkley’s report, Campbell logged 32 double-doubles in his time at Ohio with career averages of 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Filling his shoes will be sophomore Doug Taylor and true freshman Jason Carter. Taylor and Carter have filled the role already this season when Campbell has been off the court. Taylor has averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game and Carter is averaging 5.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in his first season.