Simmons, Campbell spark Ohio past Miami (Ohio) 76-64

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Jaaron Simmons scored 25 points and Antonio Campbell added 16 with 20 rebounds and Ohio cruised past Miami (Ohio) in the annual Battle of the Bricks on Saturday, 76-64.

Ohio (18-8, 9-5 Mid-American Conference) won its fifth-straight game to remain a solid second in MAC standings, tied with Kent State in the East Division, both a half-game back of Akron.

The Bobcats led 41-24 in the half on 54-percent shooting. Ohio finished 25-for-50 from the field with eight 3-pointers, five in the first half, and a 35-26 edge on the glass.

Campbell's 20 rebounds are a career best for the 6-foot-8 junior, and the first time an Ohio player has grabbed 20 in a game in six years.

Dion Wade led the RedHawks (17-9, 8-6) with 16 points and Abdoulaye Harouna added 15, all in the second half. Geovonie McKnight did not play for the first time in 120 games.