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Miami (Ohio) pulls away late, beats Western Illinois 81-72

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Michael Weathers scored 19 points; Logan McLane added 17 and Miami (Ohio) beat Western Illinois 81-72 on Saturday.

Weathers shot just 4 of 15 from the floor but made 10 of 13 free throws. McLane was 5 of 10 from the field, made 7 of 8 from the line and grabbed nine rebounds. Jake Wright chipped in 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting from 3-point range for Miami (3-3).

Garret Covington scored 29 points to lead Western Illinois (2-4). Mike Miklusak had 14 points and 11 rebounds. C.J. Duff added 12 points.

The game was tied 60-60 midway through the second half when Abdoulaye Harouna's 3-pointer sparked an 11-1 spurt to give the RedHawks a 71-61 lead with five minutes left. The Leathernecks cut the deficit to five points twice in the final minute but didn't get closer.

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo Western Ill. 7-13 72.6 PPG 38.7 RPG 11.2 APG
home team logo Miami (Ohio) 10-9 73.7 PPG 39.3 RPG 11.9 APG
Key Players
10
K. Webster 17.9 PPG 4.6 RPG 3.5 APG 43.6 FG%
1
N. Sibande 15.8 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.2 APG 40.2 FG%
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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