|Falcon men host Miami on Monday to open MAC tournament (3-10-13)|
|Written by By JACK CARLE Sentinel Sports Editor|
|Sunday, 10 March 2013 12:54|
The Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team opens Mid-American Conference tournament play Monday.
The No. 6 Falcons (13-18) host No. 11 Miami (8-21) in a first-round game at the Stroh Center with tipoff at 7 p.m.
Bowling Green and Miami split this season with the Falcons winning 52-44 at home on Feb. 27 and Miami winning on its home court, 63-60 on Jan. 16.
Bowling Green is coming off a 76-65 win over Buffalo sparked by 26 points from Jordon Crawford.
Miami lost its ninth straight game, a 58-54 decision at Ohio, in its regular-season finale. The RedHawks had a 12-point lead in the second half before Ohio rallied for the win.
Allen Roberts, Miami’s leading scorer at 12.7 ppg with a team-high 45 3-pointers, has been lost for the season. Roberts, Bill Edwards and Drew McGhee have all suffered season-ending knee injuries for Miami.
A slight meniscus tear in his right knee was discovered last week when Roberts underwent an MRI. He missed the entire 2011-12 season with cartilage and bone issues in his knee.
NUMBERS: BGSU is 11-4 at home this year while Miami is 3-13 on the road.
The RedHawks hold a 77-52 lead in the all-time series, but the Falcons have won four straight at home.
Miami is 7-1 all-time against Bowling Green in MAC tournament play.
REBOUNDS: Bowling Green was minus-61 in rebounding for the season following the Akron game on Feb. 16.
Over the past six games, the Falcons are plus-52 on the boards, an average of 8.7 rebounds per game more than the opposition.
A’uston Calhoun tops the Falcons in rebounding at 7.2 per game.
Over the last six games, Calhoun (36), Cameron Black (38), Richaun Holmes (31), and Chauncey Orr (30) have combined for 135 rebounds.
TICKETS: Tickets are $1 for Monday's game and season ticket holders can purchases their same seats. The BGSU ticket office will hold those seats until tipoff.
Anderson Club Season Ticket Holders will receive their same seats for free and can purchase additional Anderson Club tickets for just $5.
BGSU students get in free with their BGSU ID.
The ticket office is open during normal business hours Monday leading up to the tipoff of the game.
The ticket office is also open from noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
NEXT: The Bowling Green-Miami winner plays the Northern Illinois-Eastern Michigan winner in the second-round at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. — CARLE
|Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 06:33|
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