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2017 MAC Basketball Tournament Recap: Bowling Green Falcons at Toledo Rockets

Rockets use a big second half to advance

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The Toledo Rockets and Bowling Green Falcons don’t need another reason to hate each other. They got it anyway, facing off in the first round of the MAC tournament.

First Half

Jordan Lauf hit a three pointer to up the Rockets up by 6, and led at the first media timeout, 14-8.

Neither team shot particularly well, and no player announced that they were going to take over this rivalry game.

The Rockets led 32-28 at the half.

Jon Williams and Luke Knapke had 7 each for the Rockets.

Wes Alcegaire led the Falcons with 9.

Second Half

Toledo came out of the gate on fire and stretched the lead to 40-30.

Demajeo Wiggins made an old fashioned three point play and Roderick Caldwell hit a newfangled one and it was only a 4 point game.

Then the turnover bug bit the Falcons as the Rockets started to heat up, and they were able to stretch lead to 57-42 on a couple of Jaelan Stanford free throws.

The Rockets kept pouring it on and eventually stretched the lead to 71-45.

Final Score

Toledo Rockets 77, Bowling Green Falcons 62

The Rockets were led by Jonathan Williams with 18. Luke Knapke and Jordan Lauf added 12 each.

Wec Alcegaire led the Falcons with 17, and Demajeo Wiggins added 10.

Both teams shot 43%, but the Rockets were able to out rebound the Falcons, 39-29.

Toledo heads to Cleveland to face Ohio on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.