Bowling Green State University's Demajeo Wiggins posted a double-double in last season's win over Norfolk State. The Falcons are at Norfolk State Saturday.
Bowling Green at Norfolk State
■ Time: 6 p.m.
■ Records: Bowling Green is 6-2; Norfolk State is 0-7
■ Radio: 100.7 FM
■ Series: Bowling Green leads 1-0
■ Notes: The Falcons seek a 7-2 start for the second time in three seasons. … This will be the first of two games BG will play in Norfolk, as it takes on Old Dominion on Dec. 9. … The Spartans have lost their first seven games for the first time in school history, include a 79-70 loss Wednesday at home to Kent State. Norfolk State had led by 12 early in the second half. … BG and Norfolk State met at the Stroh Center last season, and the Falcons won 86-77 thanks in part to a 15-point, 11-rebound performance by Springfield High graduate Demajeo Wiggins. … Norfolk State went 17-17 last season and was 12-4 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, advancing to the title game of the league tournament. The Spartans were picked to finish second in the 13-team league this year. … Norfolk State recently has played without guard Zaynah Robinson, who has not played this season because of a hip injury; 6-foot-11 center Bryan Gellineau, who recently suffered a concussion; and forward Jordan Butler, who was suspended for the first semester for a violation of team rules. … Sophomore guard Steven Whitley leads the Spartans in points (12.0), rebounds (6.0) and assists (3.2) per game. … The Falcons will add forward Antwon Lilliard to the active roster. Lillard missed the first eight games after he was suspended for a violation of team rules.
Toledo's Tre'shaun Fletcher is averaging 18.5 points per game heading into the Rockets game Saturday night at Savage Arena against Texas Southern.
Texas Southern at Toledo
■ Time: 7 p.m.
■ Records: Texas Southern is 0-7; Toledo is 3-3
■ TV: ESPN3
■ Radio: 1370 AM
■ Series: First meeting
■ Notes: Toledo has lost three straight (at Syracuse, at Cornell, at Kansas) after a 3-0 start. … Texas Southern has played all of its games on the road and won’t have a home date until New Year’s Day. … Tre’Shaun Fletcher is fourth in the Mid-American Conference with 18.5 points per game. … Jaelan Sanford is ninth in the conference with 16.7 points, and Nate Navigato and Luke Knapke add 15.8 and 11.2 points, respectively. … Toledo ranks second in the MAC in 3-point field goal percentage at 38.2 percent. … The Rockets make 10 3-pointers per game. … Demontrae Jefferson leads Texas Southern, averaging 22.6 points. … Donte’ Clark adds 16.0 points. … Kevin Scott and Trayvon Reed chip in with 12.6 and 12.4 points per game.
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