Sunday, March 2, 2003

Miami ambushed by Bowling Green


But RedHawks keep first place in East division

The Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN - Kevin Netter scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as Bowling Green rallied from a four-point first-half deficit to beat Miami of Ohio 51-48 on Saturday.

Netter was 6-of-8 from the field and 10-of-14 from the foul line and led the Falcons (11-14, 7-9 Mid-American Conference) with eight rebounds.

The Falcons outscored Miami (13-12, 11-5) 27-11 in the first 13:46 of the second half to take a 44-33 lead. Miami pulled to within 48-47 with 13 seconds left, but Gene Seals missed a free throw that would have tied the game and Cole Magner sealed the game with two free throws with a second remaining.

Bowling Green shot 57 percent from the field in the second half, 9-of-16, while holding Miami to 35 percent, 8-of-23. Both teams made just six baskets in the first half with Bowling Green shooting 38 percent to 33 percent for Miami.

Chet Mason scored 14 points to lead Miami. He had eight points in the first half to help the RedHawks take their biggest lead of the game, 21-14, with 1:54 to go.

Juby Johnson scored nine points and Josh Hausfeld had eight for Miami. John Reimond had nine points for Bowling Green.

The victory gave Dan Dakich (100-71) his 100th win at Bowling Green in six years with the Falcons.

MiamiMFGAttFTAttRAFTOTP
Johnson40197801249
Seals33244851338
Reed16000231210
Hausfeld334100042338
Mason3851025423114
Drake12141210004
Williams8132210115
VanderSluis7000040300
Schenke10010020310
Hatcher3000000000
Totals20014411627267201548
Team rebounds - 2.

Bowling GreenMFGAttFTAttRAFTOTP
Reimold25481141519
Eyink34001212411
Netter36681014804222
Lewis21134431556
Ryan40140022153
Magner33272284448
Newson1000000000
Moss10120011122
Totals200153218232811242151
Team rebounds - 1.

Miami2127-48
Bowling Green1734-51
3-pointers - MU 4-24 (Johnson 0-7, Seals 0-1, Hausfeld 0-4, Mason 2-5, Drake 1-3, Williams 1-3), BG 3-16 (Reimold 0-4, Lewis 0-1, Ryan 1-4, Magner 2-6, Moss 0-1). Technicals - None. Officials - Lickliter, Clark, Sauder. Attendance - 3,309.

MAC STANDINGS

East

Conf.Overall
WLWL
Miami 1151312
Kent State116188
Marshall881213
Akron881312
Ohio791114
Buffalo114420

West

Conf.Overall
WLWL
C. Michigan124196
N. Illinois1151511
Ball State881314
W. Michigan88169
E. Michigan791312
Bowling Green791114
Toledo5111115

Saturday's Games

Ohio 70, Marshall 65

Bowling Green 51, Miami 48

Cent. Michigan 106, E. Michigan 89

N. Illinois 85, Toledo 75

W. Michigan 86, Ball St. 74

Akron 85, Kent St. 70




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