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Ohio Men's Basketball Battles Hampton Tuesday Night

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Walter Offutt
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Nov. 20, 2012

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University men's basketball team will look to improve to 4-0 for the third time in four years Tuesday evening as it faces off against Hampton at 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. The Bobcats' matchup with the Pirates will mark their third game in the last five days.

Ohio and Hampton will faceoff for the first time in school history on Tuesday.

The Bobcats return to action after defeating Wofford 73-50 Sunday afternoon at home to move to 3-0 on the year. Ohio took the lead with an 18-3 run from the 11:40 mark to the 5:48 mark of the first half and never looked back to secure the win.

Senior forward Reggie Keely led the team in scoring with 16 points off the bench. Fellow senior D.J. Cooper also scored in double figures as he finished with 15 points. Cooper reached double figures for the 85th time in his collegiate career.

Ohio has scored 70 points-or-more in each of its last six games at the Convocation Center dating back to last season.

Hampton enters Tuesday night's game in the hopes of breaking into the win column for the first time this season. The Pirates opened the season by suffering a 69-51 loss to William and Mary. Six days later, Hampton suffered a 10-point loss to Richmond. In the loss to the Spiders, Hampton turned the ball over 23 times.

Offensively, Hampton is averaging just over 50 points per game (54.5). The Pirates have struggled from beyond the arc this season, going just 6-of-31 (.194). Individually, redshirt freshman Dwight Meikle and Freshman Ke'Ron Brown are both averaging 10.0 points per game. Meikle also leads the team in rebounding, averaging 7.0 rebounds per game. Hampton was picked to finish fifth in the MEAC preseason standings.

The Bobcats will be in search of their 13th-consecutive victory at home on Tuesday. Ohio has won 12 straight home games dating back to last season.

Tuesday evening's matchup can be seen through a live stream and can be heard for free on OhioBobcats.com. "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein will call the action live on the People's Bank Ohio IMG Sports Network.