Eastern Michigan vs Western Michigan

W. Michigan 70, E. Michigan 55

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Shayne Whittington scored 23 points and Western Michigan pulled away from Eastern Michigan 70-55 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday night.

The third-seeded Broncos (20-11), who led 36-32 at intermission, made 17 of 21 free throws in the second half compared to the seventh-seeded Eagles' 3 of 3.

Darius Paul added 14 points, David Brown 12 and Brandon Pokley 11 for Western Michigan, which plays No. 2 seed Ohio in Friday's semifinals.

Eastern Michigan (16-18), which defeated 10th-seeded Northern Illinois and 11th-seeded Miami (Ohio) in the first two rounds, led by six before the Broncos closed the first half with a 13-3 run.

Western Michigan pushed the lead to 10, but the Eagles climbed back to 50-49 on Jamell Harris' dunk with 8:31 left.

The Broncos then used an 8-0 spurt to end the threat.

Daylen Harrison's 14 points and Da'Shonte Riley's 10 rebounds led Eastern Michigan.

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Eastern Michigan Eagles
D. Harrison, F364-84-441414
G. Bryant, F234-90-03148
D. Riley, C314-40-010248
J. Sims, G332-130-21325
D. Thompson, G263-101-32127
J. Ross142-60-01116
J. Harris121-21-23133
M. Balkema91-20-01012
A. Strickland91-20-01102
A. Harper50-10-00000
A. Chandler10-00-00010
J. Lyle10-00-00000
Totals 22-576-1128112255
 38.6%54.5% 
Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F321-64-65426
D. Paul, F325-84-673314
S. Whittington, C358-147-782123
B. Pokley, G363-53-464211
A. Richie, G120-10-02030
D. Brown323-94-400312
C. Tava121-12-21124
J. Klein40-00-01000
A. Avery10-00-00000
T. Brennan10-00-00000
H. Hoerdemann10-10-00000
D. Loney10-00-00000
T. Perry10-00-00000
Totals 21-4524-2935141670
 46.7%82.8% 
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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
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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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