BGSU Men’s Basketball keep playoff hopes alive with win vs Eagles

Tyler Kavalecz, Sports Reporter, FMSN

The Bowling Green men’s basketball team won 88-68 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday.

With the win, they ended their nine-game losing streak and kept their MAC tournament hopes alive.

Eastern Michigan went on multiple runs early, with the Falcons answering each time, leading to a back-and-forth first half.

The first half was back-and-forth, with early EMU runs and the Falcons retaliating every time.

BGSU ultimately went into the locker room leading 35-31.  

The second half started competitively like the previous 20 minutes.

However, the Falcons went on a 6-0 run to stretch their lead to 58-46 with just over 12 minutes left in the game.

The Falcons controlled the rest of the game to seal the crucial victory.   

Senior Samari Curtis caught fire in the second half, scoring all of his season-high 25 points in the final 20 minutes of the game.

Curtis also added five assists, pushing his season total to 118, the most in a single season by a Falcon.

Junior Rashaun Agee recorded his first double-double with BG, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds.

His 11 rebounds are the most by a Falcon this season.  

Although he was just 1-5 from beyond the arc, sophomore Kaden Metheny tied Trey Diggs for the 10th most three-pointers made in a single season with 66.   

While BG’s offense was very successful against the Eagles, the effort on defense sealed the victory for the Falcons. 

“We were consistent on the defensive end. We played extremely hard on defense; we competed,” Head Coach Michael Huger said. “That gave us the victory, straight to defense. I give all the credit to the defense.”  

The Orange and Brown will close out their regular season in Athens against the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, March 3, as they try to punch their ticket to the MAC Tournament in Cleveland.

The game, scheduled for an 8 p.m. tip-off, will air on CBS Sports Network.

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