Bowling Green Falcons Flying High After Wins Over Ohio and Kent State

Drew GatewoodAnalyst IJanuary 20, 2010

The Falcons are starting to find their stride in MAC play. They’re in the middle of a two-game winning streak against MAC foes, Kent State and Ohio. The wins couldn’t have come at a better time, as Bowling Green fell to 0-2 in conference play in its opening two games, but now have evened the score in conference play.

Joe Jakubowski continues to carry the team, and tonight was no different, as he had a game-high 18 points.  He actually had some offensive support tonight unlike many of the other games this season. Erik Marschall dunked in 12 points and snagged eight rebounds, while Scott Thomas chipped in 16 points and five of his own boards.

Otis Polk, the defensive patrolman in the paint, had five points, six rebounds, and two blocks, while sharing time with Marc Larson.

Ohio (9-9) couldn’t get it going in the second half and was outscored 44-28 after being up 29-21 at half. The Bobcats shot 37 percent from the field and 14 percent from behind the arc.

Only two players were in double figures, D.J. Cooper and Kenneth van Kempen. Both players had 10 points and five rebounds apiece.

The Falcons finished the game shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range. They led in every major statistical category, including rebounds where they held a 31-28 advantage.

Bowling Green (9-7) looks to keep the momentum going when they take on Miami this Saturday.

The MAC is wide open, and the Falcons have as much a chance as anyone at claiming the MAC crown.  They currently are two games behind Northern Illinois for the conference lead. The MAC tournament will be fierce, as only one team from the conference will get a NCAA Tournament bid this season.