Scores

Final

Valparaiso 70

(15-15, 10-7 Horizon)

Bowling Green 87

(14-12, 6-7 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    VALP 24 4670
    BGSU 49 3887

    Top Performers

    Valparaiso: B. McPherson 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Bowling Green: J. Jakubowski 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Bowling Green 87, Valparaiso 70

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Dee Brown scored 20 points and Scott Thomas tallied a double-double, leading Bowling Green past Valparaiso 87-70 on Saturday.

    Joe Jakubowski added 19 points and Erik Marschall had 17 for the Falcons (14-12), who shot 54.5 percent from the floor (30-for-55). The Crusaders finished at 46.4 percent from the field (26-for-56).

    Thomas scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for Bowling Green, while Otis Polk chipped in 11 points.

    Brown's jumper early in the game helped push the Falcons to a 9-0 run to start things. They stretched the lead to 25-8 midway through the first half and were never threatened.

    Bowling Green led by 25 points at halftime and held on despite being outscored 46-38 by the Crusaders in the second.

    Brandon McPherson paced the Crusaders (15-15) with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VALP
    BGSU
    Points 70 87
    FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 30-55 (.545)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 3-6 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 24-28 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 25

    2009-10 Season

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