Scores

Final

Ohio 61

(15-17, 7-9 MAC)

Bowling Green 74

(19-12, 11-5 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    OHIO 27 3461
    BGSU 35 3974

    Top Performers

    Ohio: D. Washington 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Bowling Green: N. Miller 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bowling Green 74, Ohio 61

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Senior Nate Miller tied his career-high with 22 points as top-seeded Bowling Green moved into the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals with a 74-61 win over Ohio on Thursday night.

    Miller made 9-of-11 shots from the field for the Falcons (19-12), who shot a season-best 61 percent from the floor and advanced to the semis for the first time since 2002. Miller added 10 rebounds.

    Bowling Green, co-champions of the MAC's East division, is a No. 1 seed for just the second time.

    Jerome Tillman scored 15 points for Ohio, and teammate Justin Orr, whose uncle, Louis, coaches Bowling Green, made three 3-pointers and scored 11.

    The ninth-seeded Bobcats (15-17) got as close as 10 on a few occasions, but every time Ohio made a run, the Falcons countered with one of their own.

    Bowling Green will play the Akron-Miami in Friday's second semifinal. In the first semi, Ball State will face Buffalo.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    BGSU
    Points 61 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-62 (.371) 26-43 (.605)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-27 (.222) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 24, 2009 BGSU 52, @OHIO 51Recap
    Mar 8, 2009 @BGSU 75, OHIO 41Recap
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