2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team

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2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball
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Conference Mid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2017–18 record16–16 (7–11 MAC)
Head coach Michael Huger (3rd season)
Assistant coaches
Home arena Stroh Center
Seasons
  2016–17
2018–19  
2017–18 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Buffalo153 .833  279 .750
Kent State 99 .500  1717 .500
Miami (OH) 810 .444  1618 .471
Bowling Green 711 .389  1616 .500
Ohio 711 .389  1417 .452
Akron 612 .333  1418 .438
West
Toledo 135 .722  2311 .676
Eastern Michigan 117 .611  2213 .629
Ball State 108 .556  1913 .594
Western Michigan 99 .500  1715 .531
Central Michigan 711 .389  2115 .583
Northern Illinois 612 .333  1319 .406
2018 MAC Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represents Bowling Green State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by third-year head coach Michael Huger, play their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

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Previous season

The Falcons finished the 2016–17 season 13–19, 7–11 in MAC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. As the No. 10 seed in the MAC Tournament, they lost in the first round to Toledo.

Offseason

Recruiting class of 2017

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Derek Koch
#67 PF
West Salem, OHNorthwestern High School6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)225 lb (102 kg)Sep 18, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: 73
Daeqwon Plowden
SF
Philadelphia, PAMastery Charter School6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)N/ASep 7, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Joniya Gadson
PF
Fort Lauderdale, FLDillard High School6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)N/AOct 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A    Rivals: N/A    247Sports: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.

    Schedule and results

    Date
    time, TV
    Rank#Opponent#ResultRecordHigh pointsHigh reboundsHigh assistsSite (attendance)
    city, state
    Exhibition
    November 2, 2017*
    6:00 pm
    Capital W 83–53 
     21  Frye  13  Wiggins  5  Turner  Stroh Center  (1,310)
    Bowling Green, OH
    Non-conference regular season
    November 10, 2017*
    7:00 pm
    at  Drexel W 78–69 1–0
     33  Turner  8  Wiggins  7  Turner  Daskalakis Athletic Center  (2,504)
    Philadelphia, PA
    November 13, 2017*
    7:00 pm,  ESPN3
    South Dakota L 79–88 1–1
     23  Frye  14  Koch  5  Turner Stroh Center (1,237)
    Bowling Green, OH
    November 18, 2017*
    6:00 pm, ESPN3
    Florida Gulf Coast W 83–80 2–1
     20  Turner  11  Koch  3  Fox Stroh Center (2,440)
    Bowling Green, OH
    November 20, 2017*
    7:00 pm
    Lake Erie
    Creek Classic Opener
    W 109–106 OT3–1
     25  Wiggins  10  Uju  8  Caldwell Stroh Center (1,505)
    Bowling Green, OH
    November 24, 2017*
    5:00 pm
    vs.  USC Upstate
    Creek Classic
    W 83–74 4–1
     20  Frye/Wiggins  12  Wiggins  7  Caldwell  Pope Convocation Center  (1,083)
    Buies Creek, NC
    November 26, 2017*
    2:00 pm
    at  Campbell
    Creek Classic
    W 78–72 5–1
     20  Caldwell  7  Wiggins  5  Caldwell Pope Convocation Center (1,208)
    Buies Creek, NC
    November 26, 2017*
    1:00 pm
    vs.  Abilene Christian
    Creek Classic
    L 83–88 5–2
     25  Caldwell  8  Wiggins  4  Caldwell Pope Convocation Center (3,095)
    Buies Creek, NC
    November 29, 2017*
    8:00 pm, ESPN3
    San Jose State W 85—79 6—2
     27  Turner  12  Wiggins  5  Caldwell Stroh Center (1,635)
    Bowling Green, OH
    December 2, 2017*
    6:00 pm
    at  Norfolk State
    Spartan Showcase
    W 92—77 7—2
     28  Frye  8  Koch  7  Caldwell  Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall  (1,378)
    Norfolk, VA
    December 5, 2017*
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Evansville L 76—91 7—3
     21  Turner  11  Wiggins  4  Frye Stroh Center (1,489)
    Bowling Green, OH
    December 9, 2017*
    7:00 pm
    at  Old Dominion L 46–88 7–4
     17  Turner  6  Cummings/Wiggins  2  Fox/Turner  Ted Constant Convocation Center  (5,418)
    Norfolk, VA
    December 21, 2017*
    7:00 pm,  Spectrum Sports
    at  Green Bay W 81–78 OT8–4
     21  Caldwell/Turner  16  Wiggins  3  Lillard/Turner  Resch Center  
    Green Bay, WI
    December 28, 2017*
    5:50 pm
    Lourdes W 97–56 9–4
     15  Caldwell  8  Wiggins  4  Turner Stroh Center (1,927)
    Bowling Green, OH
    MAC regular season
    January 2, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Miami (OH) L 72–77 9–5
    (0–1)
     18  Wiggins  5  4 players tied  3  Caldwell Stroh Center (1,524)
    Bowling Green, OH
    January 6, 2018
    12:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Eastern Michigan W 75–71 OT10–5
    (1–1)
     20  Lillard  12  Lillard  6  Caldwell  Convocation Center  (1,253)
    Ypsilanti, MI
    January 9, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Northern Illinois W 66–57 11–5
    (2–1)
     15  Wiggins  15  Wiggins  4  Lillard Stroh Center (2,013)
    Bowling Green, OH
    January 13, 2018
    2:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Akron L 78–80 11–6
    (2–2)
     30  Turner  12  Wiggins  2  Caldwell/Koch  James A. Rhodes Arena  (3,204)
    Akron, OH
    January 16, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at Miami (OH)W 81–70 12–6
    (3–2)
     22  Wiggins  15  Wiggins  5  Wiggins  Millett Hall  (996)
    Oxford, OH
    January 20, 2018
    3:30 pm, ESPN3
    Central Michigan L 75–84 12–7
    (3–3)
     16  Caldwell  11  Wiggins  4  Caldwell/Frye Stroh Center (3,103)
    Bowling Green, OH
    January 23, 2018
    8:00 pm, ESPN3
    at Northern IllinoisL 62–93 12–8
    (3–4)
     13  Caldwell  8  Wiggins  3  Turner  Convocation Center  (883)
    DeKalb, IL
    January 27, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Toledo L 75–101 12–9
    (3–5)
     13  Frye/Koch/Turner  4  Koch/Plowden/Turner  6  Turner  Savage Arena  (6,812)
    Toledo, OH
    January 30, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Ohio W 66–50 13–9
    (4–5)
     18  Wiggins  11  Wiggins  3  Frye Stroh Center (1,540)
    Bowling Green, OH
    February 3, 2018
    3:30 pm, ESPN3
    Kent State W 70–62 14–9
    (5–5)
     20  Turner  9  Wiggins  4  Caldwell Stroh Center (3,540)
    Bowling Green, OH
    February 6, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at  Ball State L 56–59 14–10
    (5–6)
     15  Lillard  10  Koch/Lillard  2  6 players tied  Worthen Arena  (3,245)
    Muncie, IN
    February 10, 2018
    4:00 pm, ESPN3
    Eastern MichiganW 70–63 OT15–10
    (6–6)
     17  Wiggins  15  Wiggins  5  Lillard/Turner Stroh Center (1,918)
    Bowling Green, OH
    February 13, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    Western Michigan W 83–81 16–10
    (7–6)
     29  Turner  12  Wiggins  3  Frye/Lillard Stroh Center (1,421)
    Bowling Green, OH
    February 16, 2018
    7:00 pm,  ESPNU
    at  Buffalo L 82–95 16–11
    (7–7)
     23  Turner  15  Wiggins  3  Frye/Lillard  Alumni Arena  (5,707)
    Amherst, NY
    February 20, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    AkronL 79–81 16–12
    (7–8)
     24  Frye  12  Wiggins  6  Turner Stroh Center (1,540)
    Bowling Green, OH
    February 24, 2018
    6:00 pm,  CBSSN
    at Kent StateL 63–64 16–13
    (7–9)
     17  Turner  13  Wiggins  2  4 players tied  Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center  (5,022)
    Kent, OH
    February 27, 2018
    7:00 pm, ESPN3
    at OhioL 59–75 16–14
    (7–10)
     18  Wiggins  15  Wiggins  3  Frye  Convocation Center  (6,108)
    Athens, OH
    March 2, 2018
    6:00 pm, ESPNU
    BuffaloL 70–100 16–15
    (7–11)
     21  Turner  10  Wiggins  3  Caldwell Stroh Center (1,924)
    Bowling Green, OH
    MAC Tournament
    March 5, 2018*
    7:00 pm
    (9) at (8) Central Michigan
    First round
    L 77–81 16–16
     17  Lillard/Turner  12  Wiggins  5  Turner  McGuirk Arena  (1,910)
    Mount Pleasant, MI
    *Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Eastern Time.

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