UB Rolled through non conference play with a surprisingly impressive performance driven by some stand out play. In particular Javon McCrea, Byron Mulkey, and Zac Fitzen have all played way over where the pundits, who had UB last in the conference, thought they would be.
The Falcons started off the season in a terrible manner but have rallied to win their last four games. In that span they are shooting 50% from the field. Where the falcons are really running away from the rest of the MAC is in thievery.
Tale of the Tape:
|RPI Rank||170||312||UB||FG Made Per Game||26.8||22.6||UB||RPG||37.2||33.1||UB|
|SOS Rank||295||307||UB||FG Att Per Game||54.8||55.8||BGSU||Off Rebs Per Game||11.6||11.9||BGSU|
|Projected SOS Rank||243||207||BGSU||FG Pct||48.8||40.6||UB||Off Reb Pct||35.5||32||UB|
|Overall||8-4||5-9||UB||FT Made Per Game||14.8||11.7||UB||Def Rebs Per Game||25.7||21.2||UB|
|Home||5-1||4-2||UB||FT Att Per Game||22.7||18.9||UB||Def Reb Pct||66.5||65.3||UB|
|Away||3-3||1-5||UB||FT Pct||65.1||62.1||UB||Assists Per Game||14.7||12.7||UB|
|Neutral||0-0||0-2||UB||3FG Made Per Game||6.1||4.3||UB||Assist Pct||54.8||56.2||UB|
|Top 25||0-1||0-1||BGSU||3FG Att Per Game||16.3||16||UB||A/T Ratio||0.88||0.86||UB|
|Blowout (+ 19)||2-0||1-2||UB||3pt FG Pct||37.2||26.8||UB||Steals Per Game||8.8||10.1||BGSU|
|Close (- 6)||1-2||0-4||UB||Effective FG Pct||54.3||44.4||UB||Steal Pct||12.6||14.9||BGSU|
|Overtime||0-0||0-0||BGSU||True Shooting Pct||56.7||47.3||UB||Blocks Per Game||5.8||2.6||UB|
|Pts Per Game||74.3||61.3||UB||Free Throw Rate||41.3||33.8||UB||Block Pct||10||5.1||UB|
|Poss Per Game||70.1||67.4||UB||2pt FG Point Pct||55.6||59.9||BGSU||TOPG||16.7||14.8||BGSU|
|Pts Per Poss||1.06||0.91||UB||3pt FG Point Pct||24.6||21||UB||Turnover Pct||23.8||21.9||BGSU|
|Floor Pct||53.6||48.9||UB||FT Point Pct||19.8||19.1||UB||Fouls Per Game||19.1||19.8||UB|
Like UB the falcons are also really lacking any quality wins. The difference between the two teams has fallen on close games where Bowling Green is 0-4.
Bowling Green runs a 2-3 zone which has, in the past, given UB fits. Last season the Bulls swept the Falcons but are down, a lot, in the all time series (15-7). This season UB should be able to better attack the zone then in years past because of the power UB has put down low.
Keys to the Game:
- Take away the low stuff and hope the Falcons stay cold from Three. So far this season they have been awful from three.
- Cut down the turnovers. Bowling Green will do a good enough job of taking the ball away without our help. UB Can not keep up some of the sloppy play we saw this fall.