Bowling Green vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview

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Bowling Green vs. IPFW: Full Game Preview
Bowling Green
(11-15, 1-12 away)
IPFW
(13-16, 10-4 home)
Venue: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bowling Green A Calhoun 15.3 A Calhoun 7.3 J Crawford 4.2
IPFW F Gaines 19.4 M Hines 5.8 P Bland 2.8

Bowling Green visits Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday to take on IPFW. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST. The Falcons have not played the Mastodons since the 2004-05 season, when they won 86-70.

In their last matchup on Feb. 21, Jordon Crawford put up 16 points and 5 assists as the Falcons ran it up on New Orleans 87-56. He leads the team in assists with 4.2 per game and steals with 1.6 per game. For the Mastodons, Frank Gaines finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-71 win over Oakland on Feb. 20. With 19.4 points per game and 1.4 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

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  • Bowling Green has a stronger schedule than IPFW this season (SOS Rank: No. 158 vs. No. 321).
  • Bowling Green embarrassed IPFW by 16 points the last time they played (Dec 21, 2004).
  • Bowling Green isn't as congested as Fort Wayne (population is significantly lower).
  • Bowling Green players are more experienced than IPFW players (12,666 minutes played vs. 9,991 minutes played).
  • The Bowling Green basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than IPFW (91 percent vs. 75 percent).
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds, assists, and blocks are in the MAC.
  • The MAC has 2 teams - Akron (5.8) and Eastern Michigan (5.3) - that produce more blocks per game than the Summit League leader, Western Illinois (4.4).
  • The MAC has had five more NCAA Tournament teams than the Summit League over the past 10 years.
  • The MAC has 2 teams - Ohio (9.3) and Miami (OH) (8.8) - that create more steals per game than the Summit League leader, Oakland (8.5).
  • The Bowling Green blocks leader (Richaun Holmes, 63 blocks) has more blocks than the IPFW blocks leader (Mario Hines, 29 blocks).
BGSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ A`uston Calhoun 34 15 7 1 0 1 2
C Jordon Crawford 35 15 3 4 2 0 4
C- Richaun Holmes 19 6 5 0 1 2 1
C- Chauncey Orr 27 8 3 2 1 0 1
D Cameron Black 19 3 4 1 1 1 1
D Luke Kraus 24 4 2 2 1 0 1
D A. Henderson 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Jehvon Clarke 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Craig Sealey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- James Erger 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D- Spencer Parker 5 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Damarkeo Lyshe 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
IPFW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Frank Gaines 34 19 4 1 1 0 3
C Luis Jacobo 29 11 4 1 1 0 2
C- Mario Hines 26 9 6 1 1 1 2
D+ M. Kibiloski 22 7 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Kevin Harden 29 6 5 1 1 0 2
D+ Isaiah McCray 22 5 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Joseph Edwards 24 7 3 1 1 0 2
D Joe Reed 19 5 4 1 1 0 1
D Pierre Bland 21 3 3 3 1 0 2
D- Herbert Graham 8 4 1 0 1 0 0
F Michael Onuorah 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
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