Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball

The Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team is the basketball team that represent Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Mid-American Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 1968. The Falcons are now coached by Michael Huger, their 17th head coach.

Bowling Green Falcons
2019–20 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team
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UniversityBowling Green State University
Head coachMichael Huger (5th season)
ConferenceMid-American
LocationBowling Green, Ohio
ArenaStroh Center
(Capacity: 4,700)
NicknameFalcons
ColorsBrown and Orange[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Home
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Away jersey
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Away


NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1963
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1959, 1962, 1963, 1968
Conference Regular Season Champions
1959, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1981, 1983, 1997, 2000, 2009
Conference Division Season Champions
2000, 2009

Coaching historyEdit

Coach Career Record Conference Record
F. G. Beyerman 1915–1921 24–38 n/a
Earl Krieger 1921–1922 4–10 n/a
Allen Snyder 1922–1923 9–4 n/a
Ray B. McCandless 1923–1924 3–15 n/a
Warren Steller 1924–1925 9–5
Paul Landis 1925–1942 156–133 56-57
Harold Anderson 1942–1963 367–193 68–55
Warren Scholler 1963–1967 43–52 24–24
Bill Fitch 1967–1968 18–7 10–2
Bob Conibear 1968–1971 31–42 12–20
Pat Haley 1971–1976 62–69 32–32
John Weinert 1976–1986 146–133 89–79
Jim Larranaga 1986–1997 170–144 101–85
Dan Dakich 1997–2007 156–140 89–89
Louis Orr 2007–2014 101–121 54–60
Chris Jans 2014–2015 21–12 11–7
Michael Huger 2015–present 67–65 31–41
Totals 1915-present 1,387–1,183 577–494
  • Bowling Green was a member of the Northwest Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association from at least 1927-28 through at least 1930-31. Information about their conference record is unavailable.[2]
  • Bowling Green was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference from the 1933-34 through 1941-42 seasons, but never won an OAC title.[3]
  • Bowling Green joined the Mid-American Conference beginning with the 1953–54 season.[4]
  • The Mid-American Conference did not hold a conference tournament until the 1979–80 season.

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Tournament ResultsEdit

 
Nate Thurmond led the Falcons to NCAA appearances in 1962 and 1963

The Falcons have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1959 First Round Marquette L 71–89
1962 First Round Butler L 55–56
1963 First Round
Regional Semifinal
Regional Third Place Game
Notre Dame
Illinois
Mississippi State
W 77–72
L 61–70
L 60–65
1968 First Round Marquette L 71–72

NIT ResultsEdit

The Falcons have appeared in 14 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 6–15.

Year Round Opponent Result
1944 Quarterfinals St. John's L 40–44
1945 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
Charity Game
RPI
St. John's
DePaul
NYU
W 80–74
W 57–44
L 54–71
L 61–63
1946 Quarterfinals Rhode Island L 79–82
1948 Quarterfinals Saint Louis L 53–69
1949 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Third Place Game
St. John's
Saint Louis
San Francisco
Bradley
W 77–64
W 80–74
L 39–49
W 82–77
1954 First Round
Quarterfinals
Wichita State
Western Kentucky
W 88–64
L 81–95
1980 First Round Minnesota L 50–64
1983 First Round Michigan State L 71–72
1990 First Round Cincinnati L 60–75
1991 First Round Wisconsin L 79–87
1997 First Round West Virginia L 95–98
2000 First Round BYU L 54–81
2002 First Round Butler L 69–81
2009 First Round Creighton L 71–73

CIT ResultsEdit

The Falcons have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round Oakland L 86–69
2015 First Round
Second Round
Saint Francis (PA)
Canisius
W 67–64
L 82–59

CCAT ResultsEdit

The Falcons appeared in one Collegiate Commissioners Association Tournament, a tournament that was only held twice. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1975 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Tennessee
Drake
W 67–58
L 78–65

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Intercollegiate Athletics Logos (PDF). Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Honors and Awards" (PDF) (Press release). BGSU Falcons Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  3. ^ "OAC Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF) (Press release). Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
  4. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF) (Press release). BGSU Falcons Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.

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