Late layup pushes Bowling Green over Eastern Michigan

Justin Turner
Posted at 10:25 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 22:25:17-05

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Turner grabbed seven rebounds and scored 25 points, including a late go-ahead layup, and Bowling Green beat Eastern Michigan 62-59 for its fifth straight win.

It's the first time the Falcons (14-5, 5-1) have won at least five of their first six Mid-American Conference games in back-to-back seasons and it's their seventh 14-5 start since reaching the NCAA Tournament in 1968. Daeqwon Plowden scored 17 points with nine rebounds and the Falcons shot 8 of 28 from beyond the arc (29%).

Tayler Mattos added three blocks. Boubacar Toure had 17 points and 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (10-9, 0-6), who have lost six straight conference matchups. Noah Morgan added 16 points.