Holmes, a 6-8 forward, became just the 12th player in BGSU history since 1953-54 to record 1,000 career points and 600 career rebounds. He is also the only Falcon in BGSU history to post 1,000 career points, 600 career rebounds and 200 career blocks.
Junior forward Spencer Parker led the Falcons with his first career double-double. He tallied 19 points, matching his season-high, and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Jehvon Clarke made the best of his first start of the season with 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Holmes registered 11 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals, while guard Anthony Henderson chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Ohio, is currently on a five-game losing streak, had three players in double figures. Maurice Ndour led the way with a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds. Antonio Campbell posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Stevie Taylor came off the bench to add 12 points, five assists and three steals.
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He continued, "We felt like at times last week we got away from that and we needed to regroup, kind of reset, on both ends of the floor. But I couldn't be more proud of their response with their backs against the wall a little bit. They came out punching like we wanted them to."
The game opened up with a furious offensive pace on both ends of the floor, as Ohio took a 10-7 lead into the first media timeout of the game at the 15:16 mark.
The two teams traded the lead back-and-forth four more times over the next three minutes of play until a driving left-handed scoop layup from Jovan Austin at the 11:59 mark sparked a 16-2 run for the Falcons, who soared out to a 29-16 lead on a steal and dunk from Henderson with 6:30 to go in the opening half.
During that stretch, the Falcons held Ohio without a point for 4:45 until a three-pointer by Ndour at the six minute mark lowered BGSU’s lead back down to 10 at 29-19.
Ohio got another three-pointer from Campbell two minutes later, yet the Falcons offense continued to produce. BGSU scored 11 more points over the final five minutes of the half, including the final eight points, to take a 40-22 lead into the halftime break.
A two-handed dunk by Holmes started the scoring in the second half, as back-to-back baskets by the senior pushed the Falcons' lead out to 22 points at 44-22 with 18:21 to go in the game.
Ndour and Campbell combined to score 10 of the Bobcats' next 13 points as Ohio cut the BGSU lead to 14 at 49-35, before a jumper from the right wing by Josh Gomez pushed the Falcons lead back out to 16 with 13:33 left to play.
Following an Ohio offensive rebound and put back basket, BGSU answered with an 11-2 spurt to gain a game-high 23-point lead at 62-39 on back-to-back three-pointers from Parker with 9:27 to go in regulation.
Ohio used a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to get back to within 14 points at 62-48 on an old-fashioned three-point play from Taylor.
The Bobcats would get to within 10 points at 70-60 on a steal and slam from Treg Setty at the 2:49 mark, but Bowling Green went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line over the final minute of play to hold on for the 76-65 road win.
Bowling Green out-rebounded the Bobcats 45-31 for the game and outscored Ohio 42-26 in points in the paint. BGSU also totaled 21 points in second chance points on 18 offensive rebounds.
The Falcons shot 29-of-65 (44.6 percent) for the game, yet continued to struggle from long range going only 4-of-17 (23.5 percent) overall.
Ohio connected on 25-of-61 (41.0%) overall and 8-of-21 (38.1%) beyond the arc. The Bobcats made 7-of-8 at the free throw line, while BGSU hit 14-of-17 at the stripe.
Bowling Green at Miami (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Ohio at Akron (Friday, 8 p.m. ET).
(Courtesy of BGSU Athletics)