Under first-year coach Louis Orr, Bowling Green (7-8, 2-1 MAC) has transformed from a 3-point jacking squad to one that clamps down on defense.
The Falcons hold opponents to the lowest field goal and 3-point shooting percentages in the MAC. Give some credit to Otis Polk and Marc Larson, BGSU's sophomore centers who are third and fourth, respectively, in the conference's blocked shots rankings.
With the graduation of 3-point marksman Martin Samarco, Nate Miller is a bigger part of the offense. His numbers (13.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg) have not improved much because he is shooting only 42 percent from the field.
You might remember point guard Joe Jakubowski. Akron recruited the freshman who chose Bowling Green instead.
The teams play tonight at 7 at Rhodes Arena.