Bowling Green basketball kicks off the 2012-2013 season in Bowling Green on November 9 against Lake Erie. When they take the floor, the Falcons will be hoping to at least meet the expectations left over from their 2011-2012 campaign. They need to overcome the loss of 40% of last season's minutes with the added contributions of three incoming freshmen.
The largest gap to fill for Bowling Green will be on offense, as the team lost 59.6% of their three-point shooting. Following that is steals, where they lost 46.1% of last year's output.
Bowling Green finished with an overall record of 16-14 last season, placing 5th in the MAC East with their 9-7 conference record. The Falcons lost to Central Michigan 54-53 in the MAC tournament. Bowling Green lost last year's seniors Scott Thomas (34 minutes per game), Dee Brown (29 MPG), and Torian Oglesby (16 MPG). The Falcons must also do without Antonio Ferrell Jr. (2 MPG), who left the team.
Returning for the Falcons are senior Jordon Crawford (4.8 assists/game), senior A`uston Calhoun (13.6 points/game), junior Cameron Black (1.6 blocked shots/game), senior Luke Kraus (1.1 assists/game), and junior Craig Sealey (3.8 points/game).
Incoming freshmen joining the Falcons include 6-9 Desmond Rorie, 6-7 Spencer Parker, and 6-10 Josh Gomez. The team also gets 6-8 sophomore Richaun Holmes.
The Falcons have one game on the schedule against an AP preseason Top 25 team, #14 Michigan State on December 18th. The first MAC game for Bowling Green is at Central Michigan on January 9th.
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- Since 2002, Bowling Green has an overall winning percentage of 46.4%. The Falcons have been improving over the last 5 years with an overall winning percentage of 48.1%.
- The Falcons have an average conference finish of 4.8 over the last 5 seasons. Over the past 16 the team has an average finish of 3.9.
- The average final RPI (last year) of opponents on this year's schedule is 153.7.
- This year's opponent with the highest RPI from last year is Michigan State (#3).
- This year's opponent with the lowest RPI from last year is Northern Illinois (#332).
, Dee Brown
, Torian Oglesby
, Antonio Ferrell Jr.
, Jordon Crawford
, A`uston Calhoun
, Cameron Black
, Luke Kraus
, Craig Sealey
, Desmond Rorie
, Spencer Parker
, Josh Gomez
, Richaun Holmes