The Ohio Bobcats dropped to 1-2 in MAC play (10-5 overall) after falling to the Bowling Green Falcons (11-5, 2-1), 91-75, on Tuesday Night in Athens.
This loss was an unfortunate one for the Bobcats, who came into Tuesday with a perfect 8-0 mark when playing in front of their home crowd at the Convocation Center.
Despite finishing with a better shooting percentage than Bowling Green, the Bobcats were out-rebounded (42-32) and allowed nearly one fourth of the Falcons’ points to come from the free throw line (22).
Ohio led by as much as 14 in the first half, but the Falcons went on a 10-1 run to close the half and narrowed the Bobcats’ lead to just five at the intermission.
With momentum on their side, it took Bowling Green just under four minutes to take their first lead of the game, 46-44, on a layup by Zack Denny, who finished with 12 points (one of five Falcons to score double digits).
Bowling Green would pull away for the rest of the game, scoring 58 points in the second half with their largest lead reaching 20 with 1:07 remaining.
The Falcons’ 91 points is their second highest total for the season, narrowly missing their 96-point outing on November 29th against Urbana.
Four Bobcats reached double-digit points in the loss, red-shirt junior Kenny Kaminski led the way with 15.
Red-shirt sophomore guard Khari Harley led Ohio with six rebounds.
Falcons’ senior forward Spencer Parker led all scorers with 22 points.
Ohio will now go on-the-road in their fourth inter-conference contest of the season to take on Kent State (11-5, 2-1) this Saturday.
The Golden Flashes have won four of their last five games, recently defeating Miami (OH) on Tuesday by a 76-68 final.
The Bobcats have lost three straight games to Kent State, with their last win coming on January 8th, 2014.