Scores

Final

Bowling Green 61

(6-5, 1-4 away)

FIU 53

(3-9, 1-2 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 22, 2011

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    BGSU 25 3661
    FIU 29 2453

    Top Performers

    Bowling Green: S. Thomas 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Florida International: J. Allen 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Stl

    Bowling Green 61, FIU 53

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Scott Thomas scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Bowling Green erased a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Florida International 61-53 Thursday night for its first road win in five tries this season.

    Thomas also had four steals for the Falcons (6-5) and needs two more points to become the first player in school history to reach 1,000 career points with 500 rebounds, 100 3-pointers and 150 steals.

    Bowling Green never led until Dee Brown's layup made it 39-38 with 10:30 remaining. The teams traded baskets until Thomas' jumper with 7:19 left and his 3-pointer 1:10 later put Bowling Green ahead 46-42, and it never trailed again.

    Jeremy Allen led the Golden Panthers (3-9) with 17 points, including 10 in the first half, which ended with FIU leading 29-25.

    In the second half, though, Bowling Green outshot FIU 58.3 percent (14 of 24) to 32.1 percent (9 of 28).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BGSU
    FIU
    Points 61 53
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

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