Ohio University visits UB at 7 p.m. Friday at Alumni Arena (ESPNU).
Ohio is led by 6-8 junior center Antonio Campbell, who ranks fourth in the MAC in scoring (16.5) and third in rebounding (9.2). Kenny Kaminski, is a 6-8 junior transfer from Michigan State averaging 13.5 ppg. Point guard Jaaron Simmons, a sophomore transfer from Houston, is at 14 ppg and a MAC-best 8.0 assists a game.
Ohio coach Saul Phillips has a lot in common with UB coach Nate Oats. Both are Wisconsin natives. Phillips' wife, Nicole, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. She was treated and given a clean bill of health in the fall. Of course, Oats' wife, Crystal, is battling lymphoma.