Updated: Western Michigan (15-8) Takes On Bowling Green (9-14)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Western Michigan 30 30 60 +1.5
  Bowling Green 30 40 70 -1.5
Wed, Feb 13 2013, 07:00 PM EST

Stroh Center
Bowling Green, OH
Attendance: 1,579

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On Wednesday, Western Michigan visits Stroh Center to take on Bowling Green. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Broncos are 4-2 against the Falcons over the last four years. They lost 72-48 the last time they played (Feb. 1, 2012).

Western Michigan is in third place in the MAC and Bowling Green is in sixth. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last outing, despite 13 points from David Brown, the Broncos fell to Ball State 65-62 on Feb. 9. He is averaging 11 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.6 steals per game. For the Falcons, Jordon Crawford put up 17 points in the 72-63 loss to Ohio on Feb. 9. With 4.3 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. A key area of strength for Bowling Green is turnover percentage at 19.3 percent, which ranks second in their conference (and 128th nationally).

StatSmack! Western Michigan is better than Bowling Green
  • Western Michigan has a better record in close games than Bowling Green this season (5-3 vs. 2-5).
  • Western Michigan has a better record on the road than Bowling Green this season (5-7 vs. 1-9).
  • Western Michigan is better under pressure, and has defeated Bowling Green in three out of the last five games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Western Michigan has an average margin of victory of 9 over Bowling Green in 25 wins since 1980.
WMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- S. Whittington 28 13 8 1 1 2 1
C+ Darius Paul 26 11 6 2 1 1 2
C+ Nate Hutcheson 29 11 5 1 1 1 2
C David Brown 21 11 2 1 2 0 2
C Brandon Pokley 28 9 3 1 0 0 1
C Austin Richie 26 6 1 3 1 0 2
D+ Connar Tava 15 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Nick Stapert 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jared Klein 15 4 2 1 1 0 2
D Taylor Perry 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Tim Brennan 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Dan Loney 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Charles Harris 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D A.J. Avery 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D H. Hoerdemann 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
BGSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ A`uston Calhoun 35 16 8 1 0 1 2
C+ Jordon Crawford 35 15 3 4 2 0 3
D+ Richaun Holmes 19 6 5 0 0 2 1
D+ Chauncey Orr 27 7 3 1 1 0 1
D Cameron Black 20 3 4 1 1 1 1
D A. Henderson 17 4 3 1 1 0 1
D Luke Kraus 23 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Jehvon Clarke 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Craig Sealey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- James Erger 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- Damarkeo Lyshe 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Spencer Parker 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

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MAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Toledo 27-7 14-4
 1WMU 23-10 14-4
3 Buffalo 19-10 13-5
4 Akron 21-13 12-6
5 Ohio 25-12 11-7
6 Emich 22-15 10-8
7 NIU 15-17 8-10
7 Miami (OH) 13-18 8-10
9 Kent State 16-16 7-11
10 Bowling Green 12-20 6-12
11 CMU 10-21 3-15
12 Ball State 5-25 2-16
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#34 A.J. Avery So F 6-6 205
#20 Tim Brennan Jr G/F 6-5 195
#5 David Brown Sr G 6-3 210
#35 Charles Harris Fr G/F 6-4 190
#1 Tucker Haymond Fr F 6-5 210
#3 H. Hoerdemann Jr G 6-3 195
#4 Jared Klein So G 6-1 180
#31 Mario Matasovic Fr F 6-7 215
#40 K. McCormick Fr F 6-8 220
#32 Taylor Perry So G 6-4 195
#22 Austin Richie Jr G 6-2 185
#11 Bishop Robinson Fr G 6-2 180
#33 Leo Svete Fr G 6-5 190
#2 Connar Tava So F 6-5 235
#00 V. Washington III Fr G 6-0 175
#21 S. Whittington Sr C 6-11 250