ATHENS, Ohio — Lunden McDay scored 20 points and Ohio used a record 40-0 scoring run to thump Cleveland State 101-46 on Sunday.
McDay made 7 of 10 shots from the field and connected on three 3-pointers in his game-high 20 points and Dwight Wilson III had 18 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio (3-1).
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The impressive scoring run saw the Bobcats setting a NCAA record for a game between two Division I men’s basketball teams.
McDay closed the first half with a 3-pointer as Ohio went into the break with 51-25 lead.
After scoring the final five points in the first half, the Bobcats opened the second half by scoring the first 35 points before Chris Greene made a pair of free throws to finally end Cleveland State’s scoring drought with 8:03 left.
During that period, the Vikings missed 17 straight shots as Ohio build the lead to 86-25 before the scoring streak snapped.
Despite stopping the run, Cleveland State remained without a second half field goal until the 5:10 mark when Deante Johnson scored on a layup.
According to the NCAA record book, Oklahoma scored 39-straight points in a first-half run against Weber State on December 22, 2014.
Jason Preston added 12 points, on 5-of-6 shooting, and had seven rebounds and eight assists, while Ben Vander Plas finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks for Ohio, who shot 59.3% from the field.
The Bobcats had 23 assists on 35 made baskets and outrebounded Cleveland State 50-24.
Deante Johnson had nine points, six rebounds and two steals for the Vikings (0-2), who shot 22.8% from the field and went 0 for 12 from 3-point range in the second half.
They shot 13.0% on 3 for 23 from 3-pointers and had just six assists in the defeat.