BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Senior guard Zack Denny hit a game-winning three with 53 seconds left to propel the Bowling Green State University Falcons to a 78-77 victory over Murray State on Monday evening at the Stroh Center. The game concluded the first-ever Bill Frack Tournament.
Following Denny's triple, which came . . .
Bowling Green improves to 1-4 on the season with the win. Murray State went 1-2 on the weekend, and fell to 2-3 on the season with the loss.
The Falcons led by as many as 14 points in the second half, but Murray State connected on 8-of-14 three-point attempts in the final half to rally and take the lead. Stark went 4-for-4 from downtown by himself in the second half and hit consecutive threes to tie the game at 71-71 with 3:43 left in regulation.
An Ali layup pushed BGSU back in front, 73-71, but Stark split a pair of free throws, and then made a layup with 2:14 remaining to put the Racers back up by a point. Ali followed with another layup with 1:54 to play, but Bryce Jones, who finished with 16 points, answered with a dagger-type three to put Murray State up by a score of 77-75 with 1:13 to go. Denny hit the game-winning three on Bowling Green's next possession to give the Falcons the win.
Wiggins owned nine rebounds to go along with his 13 points, and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line. Alcegaire went 3-for-6 from three-point range, while Ali also had five assists and three rebounds.
Dylan Frye had a career-high nine points. He was 3-for-6 from the field, and made consecutive threes in the first half to finish the game 2-for-3 from distance. Frye also added one assist and one rebound. Antwon Lillard contributed with five rebounds. Rasheed Worrell had seven rebounds and five points.
Bowling Green will return to the Stroh Center on Nov. 26 to take on Morgan State. The tip is slated for 12 p.m. The Falcons will then take on Notre Dame College on Nov. 29 in Bowling Green at 7 p.m.
(Courtesy of BGSU Athletics)