Men’s basketball gets first round win

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The BGSU men’s basketball team defeated Saint Francis 67-64 earning a win in the first round of the Tournament and their first postseason win in 40 years.

The Falcons, who entered the game 20-11, were led by Anthony Henderson who finshed the game with 20 points.

Depsite the absence of senior and Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year forward Richaun Holmes, the Falcons prevailed. Holmes did not make the trip with the team.

While Saint Francis led the game for 21 minutes, but the Falcons won the rebounding battle [43-31] and shot 41 percent from behind the arc keeping the game close.

They trailed 62-61 with 2:33 left to play, but buckled down defensively only allowing two more points the rest of the game.

Pep Joseph went to the free throw line with 2:12 left to play and nailed two free throws giving the Falcons the slim 63-62 lead.

He would take another trip back to the line with eight seconds to play and seal the win knocking in two more.

The Falcons are rumored to host the second round game of the CIT Saturday afternoon.