Ivo Baltic was sensational offensively for the Bobcats, scoring 22 points on 10-14 shooting, and D.J. Cooper added 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steal for Ohio.
Ohio's offense was well oiled, as the team shot 51.7 % from the field and hit 11-21 (52.4 %) three-pointers.
In a matchup between a pair of one-loss "mid-major" powers, the Bobcats, now 10-1, took control of the game very early and never trailed to the Panthers, now 10-2. The victory extends Ohio's winning streak to seven games and snaps Northern Iowa's winning streak at nine games.
Ohio's sole loss this season was a 59-54 decision on Nov. 25 to to the now No. 4 ranked and undefeated Louisville Cardinals. The Bobcats next face the 4-8 North Carolina A&T Aggies on Friday night.