Recap: Bowling Green vs. Toledo
Bowling Green, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Julius Brown netted 21 points as the Toledo Rockets held on for a 60-58 decision over the Bowling Green Falcons in a Mid-American Conference battle at the Stroh Center.
Rian Pearson chipped in 10 points for the Rockets (22-4, 10-3 MAC), who also received nine rebounds courtesy of Justin Drummond.
For BGSU (11-15, 5-8), Anthony Henderson scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor. Cameron Black and Richaun Holmes grabbed eight boards each and scored 14 and 13 points, respectively. Spencer Parker pulled down 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
Toledo knocked down 45.5 percent of its field goal attempts and all six of its shots at the charity stripe in the opening period en route to a 39-23 halftime lead. The Falcons were limited to 23.5 percent efficiency from the floor in the first half.
The Rockets cooled off to shoot just 33.3 percent from the field after the break. BGSU battled back as it sank 50 percent of its field goal tries in the second stanza. Brown made a jumper with 42 seconds left in regulation to give Toledo a one-point lead and Pearson made it 60-58 with a successful field goal attempt with only four seconds showing on the game clock. Jehvon Clarke, who finished 3-of-17 from the floor, missed a potentially game-winning 3-point field goal try as time expired.
Despite the loss, the Falcons enjoyed a narrow, 38-37, edge in the rebounding battle. Toledo overcame 17 turnovers which BGSU converted into 21 points.Game Notes