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BG looks to end rough streak at Kent State

Bowling Green’s men’s basketball team will play at Kent State, and look to draw closer to the .500 mark in the Mid-American Conference after losing four of its last five.

BG (10-13, 4-6) has struggled on the road lately dropping their last two road games and going 3-6 on the road.

Kent State has struggled this year in the MAC play. The Golden Flashes are 3-7 in the conference while maintaining a 12-11 record overall. The Golden Flashes have found a spark when playing at home and are 9-5.

The Falcons have had success defensively and have used their defense to win games. They are holding their MAC opponents to 63.2 points per game, ranking among the nation's top 40 schools in scoring defense (64.2), steals (8.3) and blocked shots (5.8).

Bowling Green lost its last game in a down to the wire shoot-out against Akron. With four seconds left, Akron’s Quincy Diggs sunk a left-wing field goal to give the Zips a 65-63 win. The Falcons are fifth in the MAC East and sit atop their adversary tonight, Kent State.

The last matchup between Kent and BG was on March 5 at the M.A.C. Center. The Golden Flashes defeated BG, 69-61. Kent State has won 6 of the last 10 matches against BG, but BG holds an 82-68 series lead over the Golden Flashes of Kent State.

The Falcons most recent win at the M.A.C. Center was Jan. 17, 2010 under head coach Lou Orr.

Bowling Green’s men’s basketball team will play at Kent State, and look to draw closer to the .500 mark in the Mid-American Conference after losing four of its last five.

BG (10-13, 4-6) has struggled on the road lately dropping their last two road games and going 3-6 on the road.

Kent State has struggled this year in the MAC play. The Golden Flashes are 3-7 in the conference while maintaining a 12-11 record overall. The Golden Flashes have found a spark when playing at home and are 9-5.

The Falcons have had success defensively and have used their defense to win games. They are holding their MAC opponents to 63.2 points per game, ranking among the nation's top 40 schools in scoring defense (64.2), steals (8.3) and blocked shots (5.8).

Bowling Green lost its last game in a down to the wire shoot-out against Akron. With four seconds left, Akron’s Quincy Diggs sunk a left-wing field goal to give the Zips a 65-63 win. The Falcons are fifth in the MAC East and sit atop their adversary tonight, Kent State.

The last matchup between Kent and BG was on March 5 at the M.A.C. Center. The Golden Flashes defeated BG, 69-61. Kent State has won 6 of the last 10 matches against BG, but BG holds an 82-68 series lead over the Golden Flashes of Kent State.

The Falcons most recent win at the M.A.C. Center was Jan. 17, 2010 under head coach Lou Or.

Noteable: With a win tonight, coach Orr will have his 200th career win, and 100th win for BGSU.

Players to watch:

Falcons’ Junior Richaun Holmes has blocked 68 shots this season and averages 2.96 blocks a game. He is ranked nationally at 21 in blocks. He is expected to reset his single-season record from last year with 73 blocks. Holmes is averaging 13.6 points a game this season.

Falcons’ redshirt junior Anthony Henderson ranks second in the MAC in steals with an average of 2.1 per contest and 49 total steals overall.

Kent State’s junior guard Kris Brewer is the team's top scorer at 11.7 and ought to bounce back from Saturday’s game in which he came off the bench for and scored two points shooting, 1-for-10. Brewer ranks third in the MAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) and is averaging 3.6 assists a game.

The game is set for tip off tonight at 7 pm at the M.A.C. Center.

Noteable: With a win tonight, coach Orr will have his 200th career win, and 100th win for BGSU.

Players to watch:

  • Falcons’ Junior Richaun Holmes has blocked 68 shots this season and averages 2.96 blocks a game. He is ranked nationally at 21 in blocks. He is expected to reset his single-season record from last year with 73 blocks. Holmes is averaging 13.6 points a game this season.
  • Falcons’ redshirt junior Anthony Henderson ranks second in the MAC in steals with an average of 2.1 per contest and 49 total steals overall
  • Kent State’s junior guard Kris Brewer is the team's top scorer at 11.7 and ought to bounce back from Saturday’s game in which he came off the bench for and scored two points shooting, 1-for-10. Brewer ranks third in the MAC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) and is averaging 3.6 assists a game.

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