Bowling Green vs. Ohio: Full Game Preview

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Bowling Green vs. Ohio: Full Game Preview
Bowling Green
(9-13, 1-10 away)
Ohio
(16-6, 12-1 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (OH)
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bowling Green A Calhoun 15.5 A Calhoun 7.8 J Crawford 4.3
Ohio D Cooper 14.1 I Baltic 5.5 D Cooper 7.9

Bowling Green heads to Convocation Center (OH) on Saturday to take on Ohio. It starts at 2 p.m. EST. The Falcons are 6-3 against the Bobcats over the last four years. They fell 72-59 on Feb. 15, 2012, the last time they met.

Bowling Green is sixth in the conference and Ohio is second. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In a 57-41 beatdown of Northern Illinois on Feb. 6, A`uston Calhoun put up 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Falcons. On top of his scoring average of 15.5 points per game, he delivers 7.8 rebounds per game. In a 69-42 blowout of Ball State on Feb. 6, Reggie Keely put up 9 points and 7 rebounds for the Bobcats. He contributes 4.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.4 points per game.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Ohio has the edge in two important areas. The Bobcats have the upper hand in assists, 18 per game to 11 per game. In addition, Ohio has the edge in scoring, 74 points per game to 61 points per game.

However, a strength for the Falcons is blocked shots, where they outperform the Bobcats, 4 per game to 3 per game. When considering the Four Factors, Ohio performs well in effective field goal percentage at 55.8 percent. This ranks first in the conference and 10th in the country.

Ohio StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Bowling Green has an average margin of victory of 10 over Ohio in 38 wins since 1980.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Bowling Green has come back to win after being down at half against Ohio 5 times since 2000.
  • The Bowling Green rebounding leader (A`uston Calhoun, 160 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Ohio rebounding leader (Ivo Baltic, 112 rebounds).
  • Bowling Green is better under pressure, and has defeated Ohio in 4 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • A`uston Calhoun is ranked 6th in the MAC in points and 4th in the MAC in rebounds.
  • The Bowling Green blocks leader (Richaun Holmes, 53 blocks) has more blocks than the Ohio blocks leader (Jon Smith, 28 blocks).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Bowling Green has a stronger schedule than Ohio this season (SOS Rank: #194 vs #200).
  • Richaun Holmes is ranked 25th nationally in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Bowling Green currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (922 to 917) than Ohio, per the NCAA.
  • Jordon Crawford is ranked 5th in the MAC in points, 9th in the MAC in three-pointers, 5th in the MAC in assists, and 5th in the MAC in steals.
  • The Bowling Green scoring leader (Jordon Crawford, 337 points) has more points than the Ohio scoring leader (D.J Cooper, 305 points).
BGSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ A`uston Calhoun 35 16 8 1 1 1 2
C+ Jordon Crawford 35 15 3 4 2 0 3
D+ Richaun Holmes 19 6 5 0 0 3 1
D+ Chauncey Orr 27 8 3 1 1 0 1
D Cameron Black 20 3 4 1 1 1 1
D A. Henderson 18 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Luke Kraus 23 4 2 2 1 0 1
D Jehvon Clarke 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- James Erger 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Craig Sealey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- Damarkeo Lyshe 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Spencer Parker 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
OHIO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D.J Cooper 31 14 3 8 2 0 4
C+ Walter Offutt 30 11 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Reggie Keely 21 11 4 1 1 1 1
C+ Ivo Baltic 28 8 5 3 1 1 2
C Nick Kellogg 26 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Jon Smith 17 5 4 0 1 1 0
D+ Ricardo Johnson 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Travis Wilkins 12 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ T.J. Hall 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Stevie Taylor 10 3 0 1 1 0 1
D Kadeem Green 6 4 1 0 0 0 0
D David McKinley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Goff 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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