Dee Brown scored 14 points to help Bowling Green defeat Fordham 67-46 on Saturday night in the Rams’ first game under interim coach Jared Grasso.
Fordham (1-5) fired seventh-year coach Dereck Whittenburg on Thursday, making Grasso the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I this year at age 29. Dana Fife at IUPU-Fort Wayne was the youngest at age 30.
Tied at 12 with 8:37 left in the first half, the Falcons (4-3) then outscored the Rams 22-6, holding Fordham scoreless for the final 5:32 of the half to lead 34-18 at the break.
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Bowling Green, which won its third straight game, led by as many as 26 in the second half.
The Falcons shot 51 percent from the field for the game (26-for-51) while Fordham shot a season-low 23.8 percent (15-for-63).
Chris Gaston recorded his fourth straight double-double for the Rams with 21 points and 13 rebounds. He also had five blocks.