Saturday, November 16, 2019

Falcons Roll Over Fairmont State

The Falcons did what they expected to do, beating Fairmont State 88-66 in a school-day game at the Stroh.  In case you were upset they played a game when most of us couldn't go, it's worth noting they drew 3,300 which is double what they probably would have drawn last night...not sure what anyone paid, but seems like a successful experiment to me.

I listened to some of the game via Todd Walker and the screaming wasn't even too bad.

BG jumped into a big lead and then Fairmont began to make some plays and the lead got into the low teens and was 13 three minutes into the second half and then BG went on an 11-0 run to close the door.

Everybody played.  Justin Turner scored 16 on 7 of 10 shooting in 24 minutes.  Trey Diggs has 11 on 2 of 2 3FG shooting and 6-6 at the line...made every shot he took and added 6 rebounds.  Fields had 10, Frye had 10, Plowden had 10 rebounds.

BG is 3-1.  We're going to find out a lot coming up next week.  The team heads to the Virgin Islands to play in the Paradise Jam.

They'll play Western Kentucky in the first game.  Blue Ribbon tabs them as the C-USA favorite, so the MAC favorite and the C-USA favorite playing on a neutral floor is a legit mid-major event. 

The next round is Cincinnati (picked #2 in the American) or Illinois State, a mid-level MVC team.  The third game would be one of the four teams in the top bracket above.

Anyway, this is an excellent test for our team.  I look very forward to following it.

In case you are curious, Todd Walker will be on site providing game descriptions.  The games will be on FloHoops which you can check out's a paid service.

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