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Bowling Green (7-9) at Western Michigan (9-6)



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DATE & TIME: Sunday, January 19, 2 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: University Arena (5,421) -- Kalamazoo, Michigan. Television: TWC Sports. Home Record: Bowling Green 5-4, Western Michigan 6-1. Away Record: Bowling Green 1-4, Western Michigan 1-5. Neutral Record: Bowling Green 1-1, Western Michigan 2-0. Conference Record: Bowling Green 1-2, Western Michigan 2-1. Series Record: Bowling Green leads, 68-45.

GAME NOTES: The Western Michigan Broncos had a four-game win streak snapped last time out, and they'll try to get back in the win column when they host the Bowling Green Falcons in Mid-American Conference action at University Arena.

Bowling Green is on the opposite end of the spectrum. After a four-game losing streak, the Falcons were able to jump back with a win against Central Michigan, 67-57, in their last outing. Now they'll try and string a pair of wins together and get back to .500 in the MAC standings.

Western Michigan's four-game win streak didn't just come to an end against Eastern Michigan, but rather it came to an abrupt halt. The Broncos scored just 37 points in the contest, falling 56-37 to the Eagles in MAC play. It was the first conference loss of the season for WMU.

Bowling Green leads the all-time series with Western Michigan, 68-45, in the long-standing rivalry. BGSU has won the last two meetings, last losing to Western Michigan in the 2011 MAC Tournament.

The Falcons went on a 16-4 run to end the first half against Central Michigan, and earned a lead they would not surrender for the remainder of the contest. Richaun Holmes scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the double-double, while Spencer Parker also contributed 20 points for Bowling Green. Anthony Henderson chipped in 13 points in 35 minutes of action. The Falcons shot 48.9 percent from the floor in the contest, including 59.1 in the second half.

Holmes has been the go-to-guy for the Falcons this season, recording 14.6 ppg through the team's 16 contests to date, shooting 56.3 percent from the floor. Holmes proves to be more than just a dominant force scoring, but also underneath the basket on the defensive end. Holmes tops the roster with 7.7 rpg and a team-best 52 blocked shots. Jehvon Clarke has provided perfect assistance this season, and has been a great complementary player. Clarke averages 4.6 apg, 30 steals, and 11.5 ppg.

Things went south quickly for the Western Michigan Broncos against Eastern Michigan. David Brown fouled out with 1:28 left to play, leaving the Broncos without their leading scorer, though at that point the game's outcome wasn't in question. Brown finished with a team-high 18 points, and was the only Broncos player in double figures. The five starters for WMU combined to score 30 points, with two of the five held scoreless.

Brown leads the Broncos this season with 18.8 ppg on 41 percent shooting from the floor. His 17 steals on the year is a team best, but the high scorer is only shooting 28.7 percent from 3-point distance. Shayne Whittington nets 13.8 ppg, and Connar Tava nets 13.1 ppg. The Broncos as a unit average 71.3 ppg in their 15 games played.

Bowling Green may be the team with the most recent win under its belt, but the Falcons have struggled this season otherwise. Western Michigan's setback to EMU, and 37 total points, likely won't be repeated.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Western Michigan 69, Bowling Green 62

01/19 10:19:03 ET

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