Falcons throttle Kent State in MAC opener


KENT — Bowling Green State University’s men’s basketball team opened Mid-American Conference play with an
impressive 86-64 win over Kent State in the M.A.C. Center Saturday night.
The Falcons scored the first seven points of the game and ran away with the contest as they improved to
9-5. Kent State is 11-3.
It was Bowling Green’s first road win of the season.
Justin Turner scored 20 points to lead an efficient Bowling Green offense, which shot 35-for-69 (50.7
percent) from the field. Demajeo Wiggins added 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Antwon Lillard had 14
points and Dylan Frye had 12.
The Falcons shot 9-for-22 (40.9 percent) from 3-point range. Lillard led Bowling Green with a trio of
3-pointers — all in the second half — while Frye and Turner each had two. Turner finished 9-for-14 from
the floor and Wiggins was 9-for-14.
It was Turner’s eighth 20-point game of the season.
The Falcons held a 38-32 edge in rebounding, while they forced 16 Kent State turnovers. The Golden
Flashes shot just 24-for-62 (38.7 percent) from the field. They were 8-for-28 from beyond the arc.
Anthony Roberts scored 17 points to lead Kent State. Jalen Avery had 13 points, Jaylin Walker had 11 and
Philip Whittington had 10.
Bowling Green returns home Tuesday when it hosts Ohio at 7 p.m.
BGSU (9-5)
Wiggins, 8-3—19; Plowden, 2-0—4; Fields, 1-1-1—6; Frye, 2-2-2—12; Turner, 7-2-0—20; Laster, 1-0—2;
Mattos, 1-0—2; Lillard, 2-3-1—14; Uju, 1-0—2; Good, 0-0—0; Sierra, 1-1-0—5; Austin, 0-0—0. TOTALS:
Whittington, 5-0—10; Avery, 1-3-2—13; Williamson, 0-0—0; Williams, 2-5—9; Peterson, 1-0—2; Duling, 0-0—0;
Frederick, 1-0—2; Roberts, 5-2-1—17; Gholston, 0-0—0; Walker, 1-3-0—11. TOTALS: 16-8-8—64.
Halftime score: BG, 42-28. Technical fouls:
(KSU) Team. Attendance: 2,843.
Team (Overall)~W~L
Buffalo (13-1)~1~0
Akron (9-5)~1~0
Bowling Green (9-5)~1~0
Kent State (11-3)~0~1
Ohio (8-5)~0~1
Miami (8-6)~0~1
Team (Overall)~W~L
Central Michigan (12-2)~1~0
Ball State (10-4)~1~0
Northern Illinois (8-6)~1~0
Toledo (12-2)~0~1
Eastern Michigan (6-8)~0~1
Western Michigan (6-8)~0~1
Saturday’s Games
Bowling Green 86, Kent State 64
Northern Illinois 72, Ohio 66
Central Michigan 84, Miami 77
Akron 56, Western Michigan 48

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