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March 18, 2014

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Fitzwater (1-1) fanned a career-high six in five innings, while Miller pitched the final three innings for his first save to complete the Falcons’ first no-hitter since 1995.

The game, originally scheduled for seven innings, was ruled official after eight. Bowling Green (6-8-1) said on its website that there was a miscommunication between the Russ Matt Tournament committee and the umpires extended the game an extra inning.

Brian Bien had three hits and three RBIs, and Jeremy Shay drove in two runs for Bowling Green.

Dan Weigel (0-3) took the loss for Bucknell (6-11), which won the first game of the doubleheader 7-3.

Purdue starter Ronnie Johnson decides to transfer

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue starting point guard Ronnie Johnson has decided to transfer.

Coach Matt Painter made the announcement in a statement issued Saturday. Painter said Johnson has been granted his release.

The 6-foot Indianapolis native appeared in 66 games, starting 59. He averaged 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in his two-year career. This past season, Johnson averaged 10.8 points, shot 41.8 percent from the field and 30.4 percent on 3-pointers. Johnson’s older brother, Terone, was a senior this season and is graduating.

It’s unclear where Ronnie Johnson may end up next season.

Purdue (15-17) lost in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. It is not eligible for the NIT and is not planning to compete in one of the smaller postseason tourneys.

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