Monday, November 28, 2011

Thomas MAC East Player of the week, and Hackenberg Column

Scott Thomas is the MAC East POW for this week.  Congrats's the write up on Thomas' week.  Note the reference to the Temple win as the biggest in the Orr era at BG....

Thomas scored in double-figures in all four games this week, leading Bowling Green to a 3-1 record which included a 67-64 victory over Temple, the sixth-winningest program in college basketball history. Thomas was named to the Progressive CBE Classic All-Tournament team after guiding the Falcons to wins over Ohio Valley Conference preseason favorite Austin Peay and Horizon League preseason runner-up Detroit. In the win over Austin Peay, he had 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals. He followed that up the next day with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block against Detroit. In a loss to George Washington, he scored 15 first-half points to keep the Falcons within one at the half, and he put together another all-around performance Sunday against Temple. Thomas had 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in 34 minutes as the Falcons posted their biggest non-conference win in the five-year Louis Orr era. On the week, Thomas made 6-of-12 three-point attempts and shot 89 percent from the free-throw line. He also had nine steals and a pair of blocked shots.

Also, Dave Hackenberg wrote a very nice column about the Falcons, and how the Temple win shows they are for real.  Check it out here...just one quibble.  I don't think it is the biggest win period in the Orr era, since we did win one game to clinch the #1 seed and a MAC regular season crown...I would put that one ahead of this one...but that's just an opinion.

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