Halftime Report

Bowling Green is on the road but looking no worse for wear. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Bowling Green leads 31-29 over Western Michigan.

If Bowling Green keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 18-12 in no time. On the other hand, Western Michigan will have to make due with an 11-19 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Bowling Green Falcons @ Western Michigan Broncos

Current Records: Bowling Green 17-12, Western Michigan 11-18

How To Watch

What to Know

We've got another exciting Mid American matchup on schedule as the Bowling Green Falcons and the Western Michigan Broncos are set to tip at 7:00 p.m. ET on March 5th at University Arena. Bowling Green is no doubt hoping to put an end to a four-game streak of away losses.

While it was all tied up 28-28 at halftime, Bowling Green was not quite Ohio's equal in the second half on Friday. The Falcons took a 66-59 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bobcats.

Despite their defeat, Bowling Green saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Rashaun Agee, who dropped a double-double on 17 points and 11 rebounds, was perhaps the best of all. Agee hasn't dropped below 11 rebounds for three straight games. Another player making a difference was Trey Thomas, who scored 15 points.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Western Michigan ultimately got the result they hoped for on Saturday. They sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 78-76 win over the Cardinals.

The Falcons have traveled a rocky road recently having lost five of their last six matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 17-12 record this season. As for the Broncos, their win ended a seven-game drought on the road and puts them at 11-18.

Tuesday's matchup is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Bowling Green have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 38.1 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Western Michigan struggles in that department as they've been averaging 37.8 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Going forward, Bowling Green is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. Anyone thinking of taking them against the spread should keep this in mind: the team hasn't covered the last three times they've played Western Michigan.


Bowling Green is a slight 1.5-point favorite against Western Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Broncos as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is 146 points.

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Series History

Bowling Green has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Western Michigan.

  • Jan 20, 2024 - Bowling Green 84 vs. Western Michigan 79
  • Jan 14, 2023 - Western Michigan 108 vs. Bowling Green 92
  • Feb 26, 2022 - Western Michigan 78 vs. Bowling Green 67
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Bowling Green 82 vs. Western Michigan 75
  • Feb 03, 2021 - Western Michigan 76 vs. Bowling Green 70
  • Jan 14, 2020 - Bowling Green 85 vs. Western Michigan 82
  • Feb 05, 2019 - Bowling Green 85 vs. Western Michigan 72
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Bowling Green 79 vs. Western Michigan 48
  • Feb 13, 2018 - Bowling Green 83 vs. Western Michigan 81
  • Feb 14, 2017 - Western Michigan 89 vs. Bowling Green 79