The Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio, continued to be a black hole for the University at Buffalo men's basketball team Wednesday night.
The Bulls fell to 0-8 all-time on the Ohio University home floor after losing to the Bobcats, 85-72, in a dismal performance before a crowd of 4,006.
It was the third straight loss and seventh in the last eight games for UB (16-11 overall, 6-9 Mid-American Conference).
"It's very upsetting," UB coach Reggie Witherspoon said. "We didn't rebound the ball at all. . . . We weren't nearly aggressive enough to be able to expect success in this building tonight. . . . You can't expect to beat good teams without giving your maximum effort."
Ohio controlled the boards, 40-29, shot 56 percent from the field and made 21 of 30 free throws.
A layup by UB's Greg Gamble tied the game at 2-2 in the opening minute but that was the last tie.
Ohio opened a 21-9 lead in the first seven minutes, led by 14 (43-29) at halftime and had a 24-point advantage (58-34) early in the second half.
"We turned it over early and often in the first part of the game," said Witherspoon.
Calvin Cage led UB with 20 points, including three three-pointers. Mario Jordan added 15 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Ohio (16-8, 9-6) had four players in double figures. The Bobcats were led by Mychal Green, who got 21 points and made 5 of 7 three-pointers.
UB hosts Bowling Green Sunday at 2 p.m.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: D'Youville got 18 kills from Mike Rozek (West Seneca West) and 17 kills each from John Colosi (Grand Island) and Clinton Gilliland and beat Nazareth in five games. Nazareth's Tom Maving (Canisius) had 15 kills.
WRESTLING: UB 197-pounder Kyle Cerminara (Lewiston-Porter) has moved up to No. 2 in the final InterMat/National Wrestling Coaches Association poll. He is 36-1 this season, losing only to No. 1-ranked Wynn Michalak of Central Michigan.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Buffalo State's Amanda Uschold was named ECAC West player of the week after scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Cortland on Sunday.
MEN'S HOCKEY: Dartmouth goaltender Mike Devine of Orchard Park, a former Buffalo Lightning player, was named ECAC Hockey League goalie of the week after making 49 saves in a weekend sweep of Union and Rensselaer.
TRACK & FIELD: Buffalo State sprinters Eric Bream (Lockport, 500 meters) and Justin Muise (Kenmore West, 400) earned silver medals in the SUNYAC Indoor Championship meet at Geneva last weekend. Both were named to the SUNY All-Conference team.