BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- A'uston Calhoun and Jordon Crawford scored 16 points apiece and Bowling Green led virtually throughout an 87-56 rout on New Orleans on Thursday night in a non-conference mismatch.
The Falcons of the Mid-American Conference (11-15) dominated New Orleans, which briefly led once in the first minute. After that, Bowling Green walloped the Privateers (8-15).
The Falcons led 42-25 at halftime, then scored the first eight points of the second half to go up 50-25 on a layup by Chauncey Orr.
Orr also finished in double figures for the Falcons with 12 points. Bowling Green hit 35 of 76 shots from the field (46.1 percent) while New Orleans was just 20 of 54 (37 percent). The Falcons had a huge advantage from 3-point range, hitting 9 of 20 treys while New Orleans was 2 for 6.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
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