BGSU Men’s Basketball Falls by Nine to Miami

Ben Shanahan, Sports Reporter, FMSN

Bowling Green Men’s Basketball lost 74-65 against the Miami RedHawks on the road in Oxford, Ohio.

It was a defensive battle for both teams as they went into halftime, with neither team reaching the 30-point mark and the Falcons holding a three-point lead (29-26).

Unfortunately for the Falcons, the RedHawks’ 17-4 run was too much to come back from as Miami never looked back.

Miami’s Anderson Mirambeaux lead both teams in points, as he had 24 of them.

Mirambeux also had eight rebounds, as Miami won the rebound battle 34-30.

RedHawks’ guard Mekhi Lairy was also in double digits, scoring 13 points.

Falcon guard Samari Curtis had a huge second half, scoring all of his 17 points in that half.

He also lead the team in scoring on the night.

BG senior Chandler Turner was the only other Falcon to reach double digits, as he scored ten in the contest.

Despite the loss, there were some positives for the Falcons on the hardwood, as they recorded their third game of the season with ten or more defensive turnovers.

Bowling Green senior Leon Ayers III matched his career high in rebounds with nine in the contest.

According to Coach Huger, the Falcons’ problem was inconsistency in energy and effort.

“We’re so inconsistent in energy and effort, and that’s the one thing you can control,” he said. “Wanting to compete, wanting to be better, wanting to do better and that’s my frustration. The energy and the effort we brought to Toledo, we brought none of that to Oxford.”

BG moves to 10-18 on the year and 4-11 in conference play.

The Falcons are now in ninth place in the MAC after their eighth straight loss.

They come home to play Kent State on Feb. 25 for senior night tip-off at 5 P.M.

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