Emichigan 24 32 56
Bowlinggrn 23 28 51
Date of game: 1/8/2014

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Eastern Mich

Bowling Green, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Talley scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Eastern Michigan Eagles to a 56-51 victory over the Bowling Green Falcons in the Mid-American Conference opener for both schools at the Stroh Center.

Karrington Ward added 13 points and four steals for EMU (9-5, 1-0 MAC) as it picked up its second consecutive decision. The Eagles also received nine points and eight rebounds from Glenn Bryant.

Richaun Holmes paced the Falcons (6-8, 0-1) with 17 points. Jehvon Clarke chipped in 11 points while Anthony Henderson and Spencer Parker contributed 10 points and six rebounds apiece. The loss was the third in a row for the Falcons.

Despite shooting just 32 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes of play, EMU took a 24-23 lead into the intermission. Holmes scored 12 points in the first half while the rest of the Falcons shot a collective 3-of-19 from the floor.

BGSU connected on only 2-of-10 tries from 3-point range and went 8-of-18 at the charity stripe in the second period. The Eagles led for the final 11:43 of regulation. EMU overcame an 0-of-4 clip from behind the 3-point line by sinking 14-of-20 attempts at the free-throw line after the break.

EMU held a narrow, 28-24, advantage in points in the paint in the contest. The Eagles' reserves outscored BGSU's bench, 10-1.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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