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. Former head coach Michael Huger was fired after the 2022-23 season, and Todd Simon was hired to replace him on March 15th, 2023.
|Bowling Green Falcons|
|University||Bowling Green State University|
|Head coach||Todd Simon (1st season)|
|Location||Bowling Green, Ohio|
|Arena||Stroh Center |
|Colors||Brown and orange|
|NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA tournament appearances|
|1959, 1962, 1963, 1968|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1959, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1981, 1983, 1997, 2000, 2009|
|Conference division season champions|
Coaching history edit
|F. G. Beyerman||1915–1921||24–38||n/a|
|Ray B. McCandless||1923–1924||3–15||n/a|
- 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.
- Bowling Green was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference from the 1933–34 through 1941–42 seasons, but never won an OAC title.
- Bowling Green joined the Mid-American Conference beginning with the 1953–54 season.
- The Mid-American Conference did not hold a conference tournament until the 1979–80 season.
NCAA Tournament Results edit
The Falcons have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–5. Their drought of 55 years (as of 2023) is tied for the fourth-longest between tournament appearances.
|1959||First round||Marquette||L 71–89|
|1962||First round||Butler||L 55–56|
Regional third place Game
|1968||First round||Marquette||L 71–72|
NIT Results edit
The Falcons have appeared in 14 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 6–15.
|1944||Quarterfinals||St. John's||L 40–44|
|1946||Quarterfinals||Rhode Island||L 79–82|
|1948||Quarterfinals||Saint Louis||L 53–69|
|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 Results edit
The Falcons have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Their combined record is 1–2.
|2012||First round||Oakland||L 86–69|
|Saint Francis (PA)
CBI results edit
The Falcons have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 0–1.
|2021||First round||Stetson||L 52-53|
CCAT Results edit
The Falcons appeared in one Collegiate Commissioners Association Tournament, a tournament that was only held twice. Their record is 1–1.
Falcons in the NBA edit
|Name||Years in NBA|
- "BGSU Athletic Brand Standards". May 16, 2022. Retrieved June 25, 2022.
- "BGSU men's basketball head coach fired, search for replacement announced". WTOL. 5 March 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2023.
- "Todd Simon Named Bowling Green Men's Basketball Head Coach". Bowling Green State University Athletics.
- "Honors and Awards" (PDF) (Press release). BGSU Falcons Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "OAC Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF) (Press release). Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF) (Press release). BGSU Falcons Men's Basketball Media Guide. 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-04.