Bowling Green men's basketball coach Louis Orr talked to the media Monday about a variety of topic. Here are a few items from that press conference.
- The Falcons are fighting injuries and will be short-handed for Wednesday's game against Kent State. The latest loss was senior F James Erger, who injured his ankle at Buffalo and is not expected to play against the Golden Flashes. Orr said he wasn't sure when Erger would be able to return.
Orr said that sophomore G Jehvon Clarke, who has not played in the Falcons last two games, also will not play against Kent State. Clarke also has a sprained ankle that has caused him to miss the last two games.
The good news for BG is that junior F Craig Sealey should be available for the game against the Golden Flashes. Sealey suffered concussion-like symptoms that forced him to miss several games, but he did see action against Buffalo. "He got two quick fouls [in the first half]. He didn't play in the second half, but he was available," Orr said of Sealey.
- Since Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I asked coach Orr for his thoughts on Rev. King. "It's great that he's honored with a day, but his impact is [visible] every day," Orr said. "[He has had an impact on] me, me standing here talking to you. [He has had an impact on] my children, with the opportunities they have: College degrees, the opportunities they have. ... His impact is every day. I respect and appreciate the fact that it's a national holiday, but his impact is shown every day. The fact that the inauguration of the first African-American President in his second term is the same day is a timely message. ... I dealt with things in my life that I thank God used him in a mighty way. Every time I hear his speech, I get chills. He impacts me every day, not just today. I'm glad they honor him."