Looking for answers: Game 13 vs. Bowling Green


Bowling Green (2-8) vs. Milwaukee (5-7)

U.S. Cellular Arena – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 7 p.m.

TV: Horizon League Network

After dropping a 61-47 decision at lowly DePaul on Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Panthers will try and stem the flow against a Bowling Green Falcons team that is on a roll.

Despite having a relatively rough season defensively, the Panthers have a fairly poor team offensively coming to the Cell.  The Falcons are only scoring 58 ppg this season, although they did drop 76 on Florida International on Sunday.

Part of the rough scoring by Bowling Green comes from the fact that they are an awful three-point shooting team, knocking down just 25% of their treys this season.

If the Panthers are going to win, they’ve got to make their shots.  The Panthers are 0-4 this season when they make less than 18 baskets.  It seems like the magic shooting percentage is 40% – if the Panthers shoot better than 39.1%, they’re 5-2, and 0-5 if they shoot under that number.

It definitely doesn’t help if you can’t hold onto the ball.  The last time Milwaukee turned the ball over 20 times, they almost lost a very winnable game against UIC in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.  DePaul was a turnover show, with the Blue Demon press making the Panther guards look pedestrian handling the ball.

The Falcons are led in scoring by Dee Brown and Scott Thomas, and they are the only two players on the team scoring more than seven points per game.  Thomas missed the FIU game because of injury, but he is probable to return to the starting lineup tonight.

It’s been a trying season, everybody, and the Panthers’ backs are against the wall.  They need support from the fans now more than ever.

I won’t be at the game tonight (Christmas party), so you’ve gotta take over for my voice.


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