ATHENS, Ohio -- Treyvion Kirk scored 16 points in his debut with Ohio, leading the Bobcats to a 61-53 victory over Alabama A&M in the season opener Saturday.
The true freshman hit 6 of 11 from the field and was 4 of 6 from the free throw line while grabbing four rebounds and dishing a pair of assists.
Ohio is now 6-0 all-time against teams from the Southwestern Conference.
Alabama A&M, under first-year head coach Donnie Marsh, who spent the last two seasons as associate head coach at Texas Southern under Mike Davis, was just 21 of 62 from the field, including 4 of 19 from behind the three-point arc. The Bulldogs managed to get to the line for just eight attempts, knocking down seven.
KSU's Wade (foot) likely to miss tourney again
Kansas State's Dean Wade is doubtful with a foot injury to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Johnson skies for nasty putback slam
NC State's Markell Johnson takes off for an emphatic putback slam.
UNCG's Alonso drains deep 3 late in first half
UNC Greensboro's Francis Alonso drains a long 3-pointer as they shorten the deficit to two points late in the first half.