MAC Reporter online takes a look at where the teams are now – with an eye, on the future, as well.
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Head coach: Michael Huger (Third Season)
Preseason Media/Coaches Poll position: Fifth, MAC East
>>>>> The Falcons will be one of the younger teams in the country this season. Nine of BG’s 13 players are either freshmen or sophomores. Six are freshman, while Matt Fox is the only senior on the team. He started out his career as a walk-on.
>>>>> Redshirt freshman Justin Turner and redshirt junior Jeffrey Uju are coming off injuries last year. Turner was rated as a three-star recruit.
>>>>> The Falcons sophomore starters in the backcourt picked up valuable experience last year. Dylan Frye emerged to earn MAC All-Freshman Team honors, averaging 8.9 ppg and hitting over 40.0 percent from 3=point range. Caldwell, who averaged 6.8 ppg, started 11 of BG’s final 12 games.
>>>>> Bowling Green won five of its first six games in non-conference play and finished the stretch with two wins. Both overtime games went the Falcons way – 109-106 over Lake Erie and 81-78 over Green Bay.
>>>>> Bowling Green’s offense has been churning out the points! The Falcons are tops in the MAC with an average of 82.3 ppg. They are giving up 80.5 ppg (last in MAC). The scoring margin is +1.8, which is 11th among 12 MAC squads.
>>>>> BG is hitting 43.2 percent of its shots from the field (11th MAC) and is last in field goal defense, allowing 45.2 ppg.
>>>>> The Falcons 73.8 free throw percentage is fifth best among MAC teams.
>>>>> The Falcons are eighth in rebounding margin (+1.5) and also turnover margin (+0.85).
>>>>> Demajeo Wiggins is third among MAC players in rebounding (8.3 rpg) Senior Jamie Fox is fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (42.4%).