"I would like to do it much easier . . .
The Falcons are now 6-0 in overtime games under Huger, including a 4-0 mark in 2017-18.
Demageo Wiggins tallied 17 to lead five Falcons in double figures. Fox and Dylan Frye contributed a dozen each, while Derek Koch and Justin Turner added 10 apiece.
Eastern Michigan’s Elijah Minnie paced the Eagles with 17 points. James Thompson IV was the only other EMU player in double figures. He posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards and passed 1,000 points to become just the third player program history to own 1,000+ points and 1,000 plus rebounds.
The Eagles led 36-17 with 2:12 to go in the first half. Bowling Green then closed the deficit to 17 at the half before out-scoring the Eagles, 39-22, over the final 20 minutes to force overtime.
EMU appeared to have the game won after the Falcons missed a layup attempt with 29 seconds left. The Eagles held a 60-57 lead at the time. EMU came down the rebound, and the Falcons fouled Elijah Minnie with 25 seconds to go. Minnie entered the game ranked fifth in the MAC in free throw shooting at 83.3 percent, but he missed the front end of one-and-one attempt to keep the Falcons hopes alive.
Bowling Green advanced the ball, and burned a timeout with 10 seconds to play. When play resumed, senior Matt Fox found sophomore Dylan Frye, who immediately dished it back to Fox. Fox nailed a game-tying triple with just six seconds left on the clock.
Eastern was unable to score on its possession, sending the game into overtime.
Remarkably, BGSU went 0-for-0 from the floor in overtime, but the Falcons went 10-for-13 from the free throw line in the extra session to finish out the win. In fact, BGSU did not attempt a field goal in the extra session.
Over the second half and overtime, BGSU limited EMU to an 11-for-37 mark (29.7 percent) from the floor. Over that same time, EMU went 2-for-12 (16.6 percent) from three-point range.
In the second half, Bowling Green shot 48.3 percent (14-for-29) from the floor, while going 6-for-8 (75.0 percent) from three-point land.
Bowling Green out-rebounded Eastern Michigan, 43-32. The Falcons have posted 40-plus rebounds in 10 games in 2017-18 and have posted more rebounds than their opposition in nine of the last 13 contests.
BGSU posted six blocks, marking the team's highest total since posting eight at Old Dominion on Dec. 9, 2017.
Bowling Green hosts Western Michigan, while Eastern Michigan entertains Miami on Tuesday.