BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Rasheed Worrell scored 15 points and Wesley Alceqaire had 14 points as Bowling Green opened its centennial season with a 79-61 romp over UNO on Saturday afternoon at the Stroh Center.
The victory marked the debut of first-year coach Michael Huger and was the Falcons’ 24th consecutive win in a home opener. Bowling Green began its men’s basketball program in the 1915-16 season.
JD Tisdale knocked down a 3-pointer and added the first of two free throws that capped a 20-8 Bowling Green run over the game’s first nine minutes.
Playing his first game after redshirting, Worrell grabbed eight rebounds and Antwon Lillard and Zack Denny contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Falcons, who were 25 of 55 from the field, including 6 of 23 from long range.
Christavious Gill scored 21 points to lead UNO, but was the only Privateer to reach double-figure scoring. Kevin Hill had 13 rebounds.
“We’re frustrated in the way we played,” UNO coach Mark Slessinger said. “We should have come out and been a lot more efficient offensively. We had some wide-open looks early that just didn’t fall, we didn’t convert, and it snowballed on us. Defensively, we didn’t play at the level we have all during the preseason and our scrimmages. We didn’t play at that level at any point. I’m frustrated for our guys that we didn’t come out and show the progress that we’ve made and that we’ve seen on a day-to-day basis.”