BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Scott Thomas scored 14 points as Bowling Green pulled away from Howard for a 63-48 victory Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
In their first regular-season game in the new Stroh Center after playing 51 years at Anderson Arena, the Falcons jumped out to a 13-0 lead. The Bison used a 15-5 run to make it 18-15 with 2:57 to go in the first half, but Bowling Green took a 26-17 lead into the break.
After Howard again cut the margin to three, at 26-23 with 16:56 to go, the Falcons went on a 9-2 run to push the lead into double digits.
Mike Phillips was the only Bison player in double figures, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
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|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|