Staff and wire report
Ohio Bobcats freshman forward Antonio Campbell hit a pair of free throws with only four seconds left that lifted his team to a 64-62 victory over Cleveland State in a first-round matchup in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
Campbell finished with a game-high 21 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. He was fouled in the game's waning moments by Vikings forward Anton Grady.
Ohio (24-11) received 13 points from Treg Setty and Stevie Taylor, while Nick Kellogg was held well below his season average of 15.7 points, finishing with only four points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Cleveland State (21-12) was led in scoring by Bryn Forbes, who had 20 points.
IPFW 97, Akron 91
The Zips were ousted from the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after a first-round defeat to Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne.
Akron (21-13) failed to slow down the Mastodons, allowing 47 first-half points and 50 in the second half.
IPFW (25-10) placed six players in double figures, with two others scoring nine. The team-high was Luis Jacobo, who had 23 points.
Akron was led by Demetrius Treadwell's 25 points, while Quincy Diggs had 23.
National invitation tournament
Southern Miss 66, Toledo 59
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Michael Craig scored 16 points, Neil Watson added 12 and Southern Mississippi rallied to beat Toledo 66-59 on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.
It was a strange night for Southern Miss (28-6), which grabbed a big lead in the first half, lost it early in the second and then rallied to win by a fairly comfortable margin.
The game remained tight until Aaron Brown's corner 3-pointer with 4:22 left gave Southern Miss a 57-51 advantage.
Julius Brown led the Rockets (27-7) with 19 points.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PLAY-IN
Cal Poly 81, Texas Southern 69
DAYTON -- Chris Eversley scored 19 points and Cal Poly avoided its 20th loss of the season and won its first NCAA tournament game with an 81-69 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night in the First Four.
The Mustangs (14-19) were 0-3 and 4-9 early before losing nine of 11 heading into the Big West Conference tournament -- which they won to earn the program's first NCAA bid.
The team with the worst record in the tournament now moves on to face the one with the best -- top-seeded Wichita State (34-0) -- in the second round in St. Louis on Friday.