The Falcons had five players score in double figures and shot 34-of-61 (55.7 percent) from the field overall in the win. BGSU also shot a season-best 63.6 percent (14-of-22) and hit a season-high 14 three-pointers in the victory, while also outscoring Urbana 32-12 in points in the paint.
The Orange and Brown defense held Urbana to just 31.3 percent (20-of-64) shooting overall and forced the Blue Knights into 13 turnovers, which led to 19 BGSU points.
Bowling Green used a 9-0 run in the first half, which jump-started a 20-4 surge by the home team to close the opening half, and a 15-0 sprint to open up the second half to put the game out of reach.
Sophomore guard Matt Fox poured in a career-high 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from long distance to lead the Falcons offensively. Senior Spencer Parker also tallied 15 points, as he was 5-of-6 shooting overall and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, while Zack Denny finished with 13 points and eight rebounds in 23 minutes. Rasheed Worrell added 12 points and a career-high eight boards, while off the bench Antwon Lillard contributed with 12 point on 4-of-6 shooting overall.
BGSU's point guard duo of Ismail Ali and David Joseph finished with a combined 18 assists and only three turnovers. Ali finished with a BGSU career-high 10 assists, while Joseph tied his career-high with eight dimes for the contest.
Urbana was led by Carlas Jackson's game-high 20 points, as the guard was 7-of-11 overall and 5-of-9 from behind the three-point line. However, 17 of his 20 points came in the first half of play.
The visitors in blue took an early 2-0 lead on the first shot of the game, a layup from the right block from Austin Adams, only to see a layup by BGSU's Worrell on the other end tie the game up at 2-2 just 30 seconds into the contest.
After another basket by Worrell and a driving layup by Urbana's Jahmere Howze knotted the score up again at 4-4, the Falcons got a trey from Wes Alcegaire to take a 7-4 lead with 16:48 to go in the opening half.
The Blue Knights then picked up a free throw from Howze and one of five three-pointers from Jackson to retake the lead at 8-7 at the 16:07 mark of the first half.
Five straight points from Denny, put BGSU back in the lead at 12-8, however, Urbana's Jackson would knock down two more three-balls over the next 40 seconds to give the Blue Knights a one-point lead at 12-11 and then again at 14-13.
Back-to-back free throws from the Falcons' Lillard gave the home team the lead back at 15-14 at the 13:43 mark, a lead that the Orange and Brown would hold on for the rest of the contest.
BGSU pushed its lead to as much as six at 20-14 on a jumper from Denny and then again at 22-16 on a 15-foot baseline jumper from Garrett Mayleben but couldn't pull away from the Blue Knights, who used another three-pointer from Jackson to close the gap to three at 22-19 with 10:28 to go before the halftime break.
The two teams would trade baskets until another Jackson trey tied the game up at 26-26 with 6:44 to go in the first half.
On the ensuing Falcons' offensive possession, Worrell would get fouled on a shot attempt to send the game to a media timeout with 6:38 on the game clock.
Out of the media break, Worrell calmly knocked down both free throws to start a 9-0 run for the Falcons, who pulled out in front by nine at 35-26. The 9-0 spurt jump-started a 20-4 run by the home team in white over the final 6:38 of the opening half, which included layups from Worrell and Joseph, as well as a trey from both Alcegaire and Parker, to give BGSU a 42-30 halftime lead.
The momentum carried over into the second half for the Falcons, as BGSU connected on its first seven shot attempts and picked up a free throw from Parker to open the final 20 minutes of play on a 15-0 run and extend its lead to 57-30 with over 16 minutes to go in the contest.
A jumper from Urbana's Justin Johnson at the 16:02 mark ended the BGSU scoring run, however, the Falcons held the Blue Knights to just five points over the next four minutes to push their lead to as high as 32 points on a three-pointer from the top of the key from Mayleben with 12:02 to play.
The Falcons' bench, led by Fox's three-point barrage, outscored Urbana 27-15 over the final 12 minutes of the contest and put an exclamation point on the 96-55 blowout win with two-handed slams from both freshmen Demajeo Wiggins and Malik Hluchoweckyj in the final minute.
A total of 11 different Falcons got in the scoring column, while 11 different players logged 10 minutes or more on the court for head coach Michael Huger.
BGSU, who was just 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) from the free throw line overall, got to foul line 11 more times than the Blue Knights, who were just 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the charity stripe.
BGSU outscored Urbana 19-12 in points off turnovers, 15-9 in second chance points, 14-3 in fast break points and 43-22 in bench points in the win.
The Falcons (4-2) have now won three straight games. BGSU will host University of Maryland – Baltimore County on Wednesday night, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. as game two of the twin bill with the BGSU women's basketball team.
(Courtesy of BGSU Athletics)