Balanc leads Quinnipiac past Bowling Green 69-64

NCAA Men's Basketball
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)Matt Balanc came off the bench to score 11 of his 16 points in the second half to lead Quinnipiac to a 69-64 win over Bowling Green on Saturday in the consolation game of the Battle of the Boardwalk.

Jacob Rigoni had 16 points for Quinnipiac (5-5). Tyrese Williams added 12 points. Kevin Marfo had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Bobcats.

Rich Kelly, whose 18 points per game heading into the matchup led the Bobcats, shot only 2 of 10 from the field, but was 5-for-6 at the line for 10 points.

After falling behind 39-33 at halftime, Quinnipiac outscored Bowling Green 36-25 in the second half to earn the victory. The Falcons’ 25 second-half points marked a season low for the team.

Daeqwon Plowden had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Falcons (8-4). Caleb Fields added 15 points. Matiss Kulackovskis had 10 points.

Dylan Frye, the Falcons’ second leading scorer heading into the matchup at 14 points per game, had only 7 points on 3-of-13 shooting, including 0-for-7 from distance.

Quinnipiac takes on Marist on the road next Friday. Bowling Green matches up against Hartford at home next Tuesday.

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