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2018 MAC Basketball Preview: Miami RedHawks at Bowling Green Falcons

MAC play begins for both teams

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Both teams begin conference play after posting winning records in their non-conference slate. The Miami RedHawks enter the contest 7-6, while the Bowling Green Falcons are 9-4 on the season.


Game Details

  • When: Tuesday, January 2nd, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Stroh Center, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Watch: ESPN3
  • Stream: via the WatchESPN app
  • Line: Bowling Green -6

Players to Watch

Justin Turner, BGSU: The 6’4 freshman is averaging 16.8 points per game.

Demajeo Wiggins, BGSU: Averaging 12.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, and shooting 70% from the charity stripe after being in the 30s as a freshman.

Nike Sabande, Miami: A streaky shooter, he is Miami’s leading scorer

Darrian Ringo, Miami: A Juco transfer, the 6’3 Ringo is averaging 7.9 assists per game.


Prediction

With a new coach, and the departure of the twins, I had no idea what to expect from the RedHawks. The Falcons are mixing their new talent well with some established players, themselves on the young side. Both teams are still developing, so I expect home court advantage to be key in this one, and the Falcons should win, 86-80.tage to be key in t