Western Michigan vs Toledo

W. Michigan 65, Toledo 62

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Darius Paul scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, both highs for the freshman forward, as Western Michigan defeated Toledo 65-62 Wednesday night.

The victory gave the Broncos (18-9, 9-4) sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference's West Division, breaking a tie with the Rockets (13-12, 8-5).

Consecutive baskets by Nate Hutcheson, Paul and David Brown gave Western Michigan a 62-58 lead with 2:29 remaining, and Hutcheson's two free throws made it 65-62 with 26 seconds left.

After Julius Brown missed a 3-pointer for Toledo, two missed free throws by Shayne Whittington gave the Rockets one more chance, but Dominique Buckley misfired on a final 3-point try.

David Brown scored all 15 of his points for Western Michigan in the second half, when the Broncos outrebounded the Rockets 24-14.

Reese Holliday scored 16 points, Julius Brown 15 and Rian Pearson 14 for Toledo.

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Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F343-92-37218
D. Paul, F329-168-9123228
S. Whittington, C160-20-27040
A. Richie, G330-72-21322
B. Pokley, G162-30-01005
D. Brown254-115-721315
C. Tava160-32-20122
A. Avery91-10-01002
D. Loney70-21-22121
J. Klein60-00-01100
T. Perry61-10-02002
Totals 20-5520-2742121665
 36.4%74.1% 
Toledo Rockets
M. Smith, F182-40-25134
N. Boothe, C312-82-25146
J. Brown, G365-131-224215
D. Buckley, G343-71-22337
R. Pearson, G335-144-672314
R. Holliday275-72-281316
J. Lemons120-20-00100
R. Wonnell90-00-00020
Totals 22-5510-1631132062
 40%62.5% 
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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