MAC Men's Basketball Daily Release (11-20-12)
MAC Men's Basketball Daily -- Tuesday, November 20
Alabama-Huntsville (3-1, 0-0 Gulf South) vs. Bowling Green (1-3, 0-0 MAC)
NIT Consolation (Moon Twp., Pa.)
5 p.m. ET • First Meeting
• Robert Morris used a 12-0 run midway through the second half to overcome a five-point deficit and the Colonials pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Bowling Green men’s basketball team Monday night 71-60 in the 2012 NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Round. Bowling Green shot a season-best 49 percent from the field as A’uston Calhoun scored a game-high 17 points and Jordon Crawford followed with 16. The Falcons also made 8-of-21 three-pointers, including 5-of-9 in the first half as BGSU went into the half tied at 29-29.
Indiana State (2-1, 0-0 MVC) at Ball State (2-0, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. ET • Indiana State leads series 69-57
• The Cardinals (2-0) are coming off a 66-61 victory over Wofford, while Indiana State (2-1) is coming off a 70-57 win over Truman State. With 126 previous meetings, Ball State has played Indiana State more than any other opponent in school history. The series dates all the way back to 1922. Forward Majok Majok led the Cardinals with 17 points against Wofford. Through two games, the junior college transfer is averaging a near double-double at 14.0 points and 9.5 boards per game. Ball State has generated 19 steals and forced 37 total turnovers through two games, turning them into 51 points on the offensive end.
Hampton (0-2, 0-0 MEAC) at Ohio (2-1, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. ET • First Meeting
• Ohio will look to improve to 4-0 for the third time in four years Tuesday evening as it faces off against Hampton at 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. Ohio and Hampton will faceoff for the first time in school history on Tuesday.The Bobcats return to action after defeating Wofford 73-50 Sunday afternoon at home to move to 3-0 on the year. Senior forward Reggie Keely led the team in scoring with 16 points off the bench. Fellow senior D.J. Cooper also scored in double figures as he finished with 15 points. Cooper reached double figures for the 85th time in his collegiate career. Ohio has scored 70 points-or-more in each of its last six games at the Convocation Center dating back to last season.
Bethune-Cookman (1-2, 0-0 MEAC) at Kent State (2-2, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. ET • First Meeting
• The Golden Flashes are looking to rebound from an 88-83 loss to Valparaiso on Sunday. Randal Holt led four players in double figures with a season high 20 points. The senior guard was 3-5 from beyond the arc while adding a career high five steals. Just 34 points shy of 1,000, Holt is averaging 15.8 points per game this season while shooting 40 percent (10-25) from three this season.Senior forward Chris Evans added 18 points and four steals to up his season averages to a team best 17.5 points and 3.0 steals per game...Bethune-Cookman is coming off a 71-65 win at New Orleans last Thrusday. Adrein Coleman, a 6-5 junior forward, leads the team with 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.
Buffalo (1-4, 0-0 MAC) at Canisius (2-0, 0-0 MAAC)
8 p.m. ET • Canisius leads series 25-15
• After a 56-50 win over Evansville on Thursday, the Bulls lost 67-58 to Western Illinois and 63-59 to Yale. UB’s Javon McCrea was one of the tournament’s top performers, averaging 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 blocks over the four games. Jarod Oldham recorded the team’s first double-double of the season after pulling down 10 rebounds to go with 16 points against Yale on Saturday night. The Bulls shot a season-low 34.7 percent from the floor in a loss against Yale, but hit a season-high 20 free throws along the way. UB has been under 40 percent in field goal percentage in three of the first five games...Canisius is 2-0 coming into tonight’s game, with wins over Boston University at rival St. Bonaventure.