Men’s basketball struggles again, fall 93-72 to Ball State

Zach Kwiatkowski, Sports Reporter, FMSN

BGSU Men’s Basketball lost it’s fifth straight game, falling to Ball State 93-72 on Saturday. This loss drops the Falcons to a record of 10-15 overall and 4-8 in the Mid-American Conference.  

The first half seemed to be the issue for Bowling Green as it was all Ball State early. Within the first few minutes of the game, the Cardinals jumped to a 9-2 lead. Bowling Green then made same nice shots to crawl their way back, making the score 14-11.  

However, that would be the closest margin the score would be all game as it was Ball State’s sophomore guard Jaylin Sellers taking over the first half after going 5-5 from three and scoring 17 points in the first half. This made it a 16 point deficit for Bowling Green at the end of the first half. 

The beginning of the second half was similar to the first as Ball State started off on a 7-2 run. 

Bowling Green fought hard in the second half, scoring 39 points and shooting a much better 44 percent. 

Despite better shooting in the second, it was the momentum early for Ball State as they continued to outscore Bowling Green, ending the night with a 93-72 victory.

Senior guard Samari Curtis led the Falcons in scoring with 20 points.  

Bowling Green will be back home Tuesday as they play Central Michigan. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.