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BG basketball at Drexel, Eastern Kentucky: Game capsule



Bowling Green at Drexel

Time: 7 p.m.

Records (from 2016-17): Bowling Green was 13-19 overall; 7-11 MAC; Drexel was 9-23 overall, 3-15 CAA

Radio: 100.7

Series: First meeting

Notes: The Falcons open the 2017-18 season with a contest at Drexel as BG looks to win its season opener on the road for just the third time since 1982-83. … The Dragons were picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Colonial Athletic Association this season after finishing last in the CAA last year. … Drexel returns four starters and nine letterwinners, including two of its top three leading scorers from last season in Kurk Lee (14.9 points per game) and Sammy Mojica (11.2 ppg). … Bowling Green has six freshmen on its roster; the only two Division I schools with more are Kentucky and American with seven.


Eastern Kentucky at Bowling Green

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Records (from 2016-17): Eastern Kentucky was 12-20, 7-9 OVC; Bowling Green was 8-23, 4-14 MAC

Radio: 88.1

Series: Eastern Kentucky leads 5-2

Notes: The Falcons will open the 2017-18 season by hosting Eastern Kentucky at the Stroh Center. … The Colonels were picked to finish ninth in the 12-team Ohio Valley Conference this season after advancing to the league tournament’s title game last year. … Eastern Kentucky graduated nine players from last year; the top returning scorer is junior forward Abby Wright, who averaged 6.3 points per game. … Bowling Green lost its home opener to Cincinnati last season and has lost two of the last three home openers. … This is the first of four games the Falcons will play in 10 days, including morning contests at Detroit and at Robert Morris before the next home game against Canisius on Sunday, Nov. 19.

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