Miller scores 13 as Bowling Green holds off Ohio to win 52-49
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP)—Nate Miller scored 13 points and three other Falcons scored in double figures as Bowling Green grabbed a second half lead and held on to beat Ohio 52-49 on Saturday.
Ohio (9-5, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) led for most of the first half, but let a six-point lead slip away in the period’s final minutes. Bowling Green’s Brian Moten hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left before half to tie it at 27.
The Falcons (6-7, 1-0) didn’t trail again and built a 46-39 lead with 2:13 to play. But Ohio’s Justin Orr made a layup and Bubba Walther’s 3-pointer with 54 seconds left made it a two-point game.
Free throw shooting by Bowling Green put the Falcons up by six with 30 seconds left. Walther hit another 3-pointer to narrow it to 52-49, but missed two more shots from beyond the arc in the final seconds.
Chris Knight scored 11 points and Darryl Clements and Moten each had 10 for Bowling Green.
Leon Williams led Ohio with 14 points, while Walther finished with 13.