Ohio vs Western Michigan

Ohio 61, W. Michigan 59

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - D.J. Cooper had 16 points and six assists, leading Ohio to a 61-59 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Reggie Keely added 10 points for the Bobcats (11-5, 2-0 Mid-American), who overcame 17 turnovers and held on after leading by 12 points midway through the second half.

Jared Klein led Western Michigan (8-7, 0-1) with a career-high 18 points. Shayne Whittington added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Broncos, who shot just 28 percent from the field.

Ohio used a 12-2 run to build a 43-31 lead with 12:47 remaining, and still led by 10 with 8:35 to go.

A 19-6 Broncos run got them within 58-55 with 2:26 left, and a steal and layup by Klein with 7 seconds to go made it 60-59. Cooper hit 1 of 2 free throws for Ohio with 6 seconds left, and a 3-point attempt by Brown at the buzzer missed for Western Michigan.

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Ohio Bobcats
I. Baltic, F142-60-03244
R. Keely, F134-72-420510
W. Offutt, G352-60-15144
D. Cooper, G325-114-856016
N. Kellogg, G312-63-34308
T. Hall263-81-23259
J. Smith162-50-03034
R. Johnson110-02-23022
K. Green100-01-22001
S. Taylor101-20-00023
T. Wilkins20-00-00000
Totals 21-5113-2238142561
 41.2%59.1% 
Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F273-62-22128
D. Paul, F221-52-32224
S. Whittington, C242-126-7131310
B. Pokley, G292-22-21128
A. Richie, G181-40-21112
J. Klein223-911-1253318
D. Brown171-63-31035
D. Loney151-40-08132
C. Tava130-20-23050
T. Perry70-10-10000
A. Avery61-20-00102
Totals 15-5326-3440112459
 28.3%76.5% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
 
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