Eastern Michigan beats Bowling Green behind strong 2nd half
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Willie Mangum IV scored 19 points, James Thompson IV had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat Bowling Green 81-53 on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan built a 36-29 lead at halftime and started the second half on an 10-0 run for a 17-point lead. Bowling Green didn’t get on the board in the second half until Demajeo Wiggins’ dunk at the 14:25 mark and the Falcons were outscored 45-24 after halftime.
Ty Toney also scored 16 points for Eastern Michigan (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American) and Tim Bond added 14. The Eagles shot 58.2 percent overall and held the Falcons to 17-of-51 shooting.
Zack Denny had 14 points and six rebounds for Bowling Green (7-9, 1-2). Demajeo Wiggins added 11 and seven.
Rodrick Caldwell and Dylan Frye combined to scored 11 straight BGSU points in the second half but the Falcons still trailed 54-42 with 10:49 left.