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Ohio Dominican Panthers vs. Ohio Bobcats men's basketball recap: Kaminski's hot hand lifts 'Cats

Kenny Kaminski found his rhythm in a big way.

Kaleb Carter

Ohio took control early against Ohio Dominican and kept the Panthers at arm's length for the full 40 minutes.

Powered by a formidable 27-of-51 performance from the field, including 11-of-21 from beyond the arc, Ohio (6-3) comfortably moved past Division II foe Ohio Dominican (3-8) 93-69 Tuesday night at the Convocation Center.

The team as a whole did well to create open looks for itself. The ‘Cats moved the ball well and asserted themselves down low against a smaller Ohio Dominican side. Ohio's size showed up in the rebound column with the ‘Cats holding a 38-24 advantage on the glass.

Kenny Kaminski put on his finest performance as a Bobcat, finishing with a career high 31 points and shooting 8-of-11 from beyond the arc. Kaminski finished as one of four Bobcats with double-digit point totals.

Most notably, Tony Campbell registered his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, this coming after a 23 point, 10 rebound performance against Cleveland State just three days prior.

While the usual suspects shined for Ohio, its turnover total was anything but standard. Ohio committed only six turnovers, a far cry from its average of 15.5 per contest.

The 24-point margin of victory stands as Ohio's largest of the season, but much of the padding came towards the latter portion of the second half. Ohio Dominican trailed by only eight at the half and kept Ohio's lead to single-digits in the beginning of the second half. Ohio is the only Division I school on Ohio Dominican's schedule and like many underdogs, the Panthers came out confidently before giving way to a more physically dominant squad.

Ohio will return to action on Thursday at home against Jackson State.