Thursday, Apr 19, 2018
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BGSU men and women's basketball matchups


South Florida at Bowling Green

■ Time: 8:30 p.m.

■ Records: South Florida is 2-0; BGSU is 1-0

■ Radio: 99.1, 1470

■ Series: South Florida leads 2-0

■ Notes: The Falcons look to avenge an 87-84 triple-overtime loss to the Bulls last season in the second game of a Stroh Center doubleheader. … The three overtime game included a rally that saw the Falcons overcome a seven-point deficit in the final minute of regulation, and also had a 20-minute delay in the first overtime when the lights went out. … South Florida’s coach, Stan Heath, was an assistant coach at BG from 1994-96. He also led Kent State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament in 2001-02. … The Bulls opened the season with home wins against Tennessee Tech and Bethune-Cookman. … Senior forward Victor Rudd has averaged 18.5 points in the team’s first two games. … Each team has a connection with Flint, Mich., as USF’s roster includes Flint Powers grad Javontae Hawkins, while BG’s J.D. Tisdale played at Flint Northern and Swartz Creek high schools. … The Bulls also have a Detroit native in freshman guard Bo Zeigler. … Falcons point guard Jehvon Clarke put together big numbers in BG’s win against Earlham, finishing with 17 points, eight assists, and six steals.



Niagara at Bowling Green

■ Time: 6 p.m.

■ Records: Niagara is 0-1; BGSU is 2-0

■ Radio: 88.1

■ Series: BGSU leads 1-0

■ Notes: The Falcons open the home schedule with the first game of a doubleheader. ... BG’s opponent, the Purple Eagles, are a team the Falcons beat 79-74 on this date last season. … Niagara’s only game this year resulted in a 93-73 home loss against Lehigh. … This marks the second of four games against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams this month. BG beat Iona last week and still has games against Marist and Monmouth. … The Purple Eagles return nine letter-winners, including three starters, from last season’s 15-16 team. … Junior guard Meghan McGuinness scored 25 points in the loss at Lehigh. … The Falcons are 2-0 after winning Iona’s Tip-Off Tournament thanks to victories over Michigan and Iona. … Senior guard Jillian Halfhill led BG with 28 points in the two wins, while senior forward Alexis Rogers and sophomore Erica Donovan each had 22. … Katrina Salinas suffered an injury prior to the trip to New York, and she is expected to miss the rest of the season.

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