Falcons roll along to second straight MAC win


Drake Harlett, Falcon Media

Steve Iwanek, Falcon Media Sports Network Content Director

BGSU Men’s Basketball defeated the Ohio Bobcats yesterday at the Stroh Center, 88-79, to win their fourth straight game and improve to 2-0 in Mid-American Conference play.

After both teams went back and forth for the large majority of the game, the Bobcats held a slim four-point lead at 72-68 with five minutes left in regulation.

But who cared? Certainly not the orange and brown.

An 11-0 run, powered by sophomore point guard Kaden Metheny, led the Falcons to a 79-72 advantage with around two minutes left to go. Free throws and clutch defensive stops in the very end gave BG all they needed to get the win, their second straight at home versus OU.

Metheny was a beast for BG, finishing with a game high of 25 points, his third 20+ point performance on the season, while going 5-9 from downtown. Rashaun Agee pitched in a strong performance as well, adding 16 points, six rebounds, and four blocks. Leon Ayers III added 13 points as well, while Sam Towns recorded a 10-point, 10 rebound double-double.

For the Bobcats, AJ Brown and Dwight Wilson finished with 17 points apiece, with Wilson adding 17 rebounds to his stat sheet in an impressive performance. DeVon Baker added 10 points and three assists as well in the losing effort.

The win marks the first time this season that Bowling Green has been trailing with five minutes remaining and have come back to win the game. It also marks the first time this season that BGSU has been outrebounded and won.

For head coach Michael Huger, he could not be more pleased with how his team was able to finish.

“The guys did a great job knocking down shots when we needed to,” Huger said. “Sam Towns and those guys were able to knock down their free throws, and at the end of the game Rashaun [Agee]. We had so many guys step up and play well and that’s what we need. That’s what we were missing early in the season and hopefully it’s here to stay.”

The Falcons improve their record to 8-7 on the season with a 2-0 start in MAC play. They will be back in action on Tuesday night at home when they take on the defending MAC champions in the Akron Zips.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics department website.