QUOTE OF THE GAME
"I thought it was a good defensive game by our guys," said head coach Michael Huger. "We stuck together, and were able to get stops, and get out in transition. That was the key. I was focused on how well we could play defense. No let ups – that was the biggest thing. I didn't want to have any let ups, and not playing the opponent, and just playing against what we do. That's what we did today, and I thought that was the difference for us."
• The Orange and Brown move to 8-0 versus Tiffin all-time with the win.
• Bowling Green's 39-point win was the program's largest margin of victory since a 41-point victory over Lourdes University on Dec. 28, 2017.
• Bowling Green has now won 13-straight season openers at home. The Falcons have not lost a season opener at home since 1991.
• BGSU improves to 89-15 in home openers, and 75-29 in season openers. The Falcons are 6-2 in home openers at the Stroh Center.
• The Falcons are 3-1 in season openers under head coach Michael Huger.
• Bowling Green is 25-15 in non-conference games under head coach Michael Huger.
• The Falcons recorded 62 rebounds – a Huger Era high and just seven rebounds away from tying the school record. BGSU pulled down a program-record 69 rebounds against Western Michigan on Dec. 7, 1955.
• Bowling Green shot 47.9 percent (34-of-71) from the floor, while holding the Dragons to 29.9 percent (20-of-67) shooting.
• The Falcons took care of the specialty statistics throughout the game, scoring more points off turnovers (13-10), while also having more paint points (50-28), second-chance points (21-5), fast-break points (17-16) and bench points (30-12).
• Bowling Green went on an 18-0 scoring run early on in the first half.
• Out of the 40 minutes of action, Bowling Green led for a total of 38:41. BGSU did not trail at any point in the game.
• Tiffin played powerhouse Butler University in an exhibition Oct. 28. BGSU beat Tiffin by two more points than Butler did.
• Sophomore guard Dylan Frye led all scorers with 20 points, marking the eighth 20-point game of his career. Frye, who went 4-for-7 from downtown, has now made multiple triples in 29 games across his career.
• Redshirt-sophomore guard Justin Turner poured in 16 points, to go along with five rebounds and two assists. Turner has scored in double figures a total of 27 times as a Falcon.
• Senior forward Demajeo Wiggins finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, earning the 23rd double-double of his career. Wiggins has posted a double-double in eight of his last nine games dating back to the 2017-18 season.
• Junior guard Michael Laster came off the bench and finished the game with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 16 minutes.
• Redshirt-senior forward Jeffrey Uju registered seven points on perfect 3-of-3 shooting. Uju tied a career-high with 10 rebounds.
• Sophomore forward Daeqwon Plowden collected seven points and two rebounds.
• Senior guard Antwon Lillard added six points, four assists three rebounds.
• Freshman center Tayler Mattos gave the Falcons four points and nine rebounds off the bench. Fellow freshman Caleb Fields also scored four points.
• Also scoring for the Falcons: senior guard De Andre' Austin (3), sophomore center Joniya Gadson (2) and junior forward Marlon Sierra (1).
• Junior guard Ethan Good and redshirt-freshman forward Matiss Kulackovskis each pulled down one rebound.
• The Falcons play a pair of challenging road games as part of the 2018 Legends Classic. Bowling Green travels to Queens, New York to take on St. John's at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 2 on Friday (Nov. 9). St. John's is receiving votes in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll.