Western Michigan vs Miami (Ohio)

W. Michigan 72, Miami (Ohio) 68


OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Shayne Whittington scored 13 points and Western Michigan won its fifth consecutive game, defeating Miami (Ohio) 72-68 Wednesday night.

The Broncos (13-7, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) overcame 23 turnovers by shooting 60 percent (12 of 20) in the second half to the RedHawks' 28.6 percent (8 of 28).

Miami (7-12, 2-5), which lost its fourth straight, led 35-32 at halftime, but the Broncos started the second half with a 14-5 run. They led 54-45 after David Brown's steal and three-point play with 9:20 left.

The RedHawks rallied to lead 63-62 with 4:07 remaining, but Darius Paul's layup and another steal and three-point play by Brown put Western Michigan ahead to stay.

Reggie Johnson missed a jumper that could have given Miami a tie with 0:13 left.

Paul scored 12 points and Nate Hutcheson and Brandon Pokley had 11 each for the Broncos.

Will Felder's 17 points and 13 rebounds led Miami.

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Western Michigan Broncos
D. Paul, F335-72-375312
N. Hutcheson, F264-52-333111
S. Whittington, C165-53-430413
B. Pokley, G303-74-440011
J. Klein, G151-22-21115
A. Richie251-32-72145
D. Brown192-62-22016
C. Tava193-51-53157
D. Loney120-02-22032
T. Perry50-10-01020
Totals 24-4120-3229112472
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
W. Felder, F294-99-10130217
R. Johnson, G302-81-23135
Q. Rollins, G303-42-86338
W. Sullivan, G303-40-03138
G. McKnight, G263-93-62349
J. Harris203-82-22119
A. Roberts183-102-220410
D. McGhee111-40-02112
V. Legarza30-00-01010
J. Tadlock30-10-01010
Totals 22-5719-3037102368
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Miami (Ohio)8-1113-19230
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C. Michigan12-623-970
W. Michigan11-819-14120
E. Michigan9-1021-14140
N. Illinois8-1114-16186
Ball St.2-177-23284
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