Evansville Shoots 80 Percent From Downtown To Beat BGSU

By Published: 12/6/2017 7:11:53 AM Custom Tag

by James Nahikian, BGSU Athletic Communications

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University men's basketball team was defeated by the University of Evansville, 91-76, Tuesday (Dec. 5) night at the Stroh Center. Evansville went an incredible 12-for-15 from downtown to pull away from the Falcons in the second half.

Bowling Green drops to 7-3 on the season with the loss, while Evansville improves to 7-2. For the game, Evansville shot 60.7 percent (34-of-56) from the field, and nearly went perfect at the line, finishing 11-of-13 (84.6 percent).

The Falcons trailed by six at the half, and quickly brought the score within one point at 46-45 with 18:48 to play, but the flurry of three-pointers for Evansville were too much to overcome.

After going 5-for-5 in the first half, Evansville missed its first three-point attempt in the second half. However, shortly after the Falcons clawed with one point, Evansville made its next five triples, running its total to a seemingly impossible 10-for-11 mark.

Evansville's fifth-straight made triple in the second half gave the Purple Aces a 70-55 advantage with 10:12 to play. Bowling Green was unable to get the game within single digits for the remainder of the contest.

The Falcons shot the ball well, going 25-for-53 (47.2 percent) for the game. Bowling Green was held below its average from downtown, going 8-of-25 (32.0 percent) from long range. The Falcons went 18-for-27 (66.7 percent) from the charity stripe.

"They (Evansville) shot it really well tonight. When you shoot that well from three-point range – 12-of-15 from three – it's tough to beat … Whenever you have a night like that, it's tough." – Coach Huger

• Justin Turner registered his fourth 20-plus point game of the season, as he racked up 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting.
• Turner tied a career-high with five triples, as he went 5-for-6 for the game. The redshirt-freshman guard is now shooting 50.0 percent (23-of-46) from long range on the season.
• Sophomore guard Dylan Frye added 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting. He also posted four assists, four rebounds and two steals.
• Freshman guard Nelly Cummings scored a career-high 13 points, and went 4-for-4 at the free throw line. He also finished with one rebound, one assist and one steal.
• Freshman forward Derek Koch scored in double figures for the third team in his career. Koch had 11 points, going 4-for-6 from the field, including a 1-for-2 mark from downtown. He also had two rebounds.
• Junior guard Antwon Lillard made his season debut, playing 11 minutes and scoring six points.
• Junior forward Demajeo Wiggins registered four points, 11 rebounds and season-high three assists.
• Rodrick Caldwell racked up three points and two assists.
• Daeqwon Plowden had a thunderous dunk, scoring a total of four points, and also chipping in with two blocks and a steal.
• Sophomore guard Ethan Good and junior guard De Andre' Austin made their first appearances on the season.

• Bowling Green travels to Norfolk, Virginia to take on Old Dominion on Saturday (Dec. 9).
• The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip.
Published: 12/6/2017 7:11:53 AM Custom Tag