Western Michigan vs Ohio

Ohio 56, W. Michigan 51


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - D.J. Cooper scored 18 points and Ohio used a second-half run to defeat Western Michigan 56-51 on Wednesday night.

The Bobcats (16-4, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) took a 10-1 lead, forcing Western Michigan into five early turnovers and holding them without a field goal for the game's first 4:58.

The Broncos, though, used a 16-1 run late in the first half to send it into halftime tied at 30.

Western Michigan led 40-38 with 12:33 to play before Ohio answered on a 14-6 run over the next 6:38. The Bobcats' lead wouldn't be threatened the rest of the way.

Ohio held Western Michigan (9-11, 3-3) to 30.2-percent shooting (16 of 53) and forced it into 17 turnovers.

Austin Richie led the Bobcats with 16 points and Mike Douglas added 12. Shayne Whittington added 13 rebounds for the Broncos, who outrebounded Ohio 43-32.

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Ohio (16-4) «302656

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Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F332-80-04235
F. Whitfield, F282-80-05054
S. Whittington, C294-61-213149
M. Douglas, G402-137-834312
D. Ward, G120-30-03100
A. Richie354-85-712416
D. Loney121-20-03012
M. Conteh60-00-01020
H. Hoerdemann51-50-00013
C. Dean00-00-01000
Totals 16-5313-1743102351
Ohio Bobcats
I. Baltic, F312-53-42127
J. Smith, F252-22-28106
W. Offutt, F143-40-00057
D. Cooper, G335-134-553018
N. Kellogg, G301-80-02033
R. Johnson233-63-47119
R. Keely232-62-33146
S. Taylor110-20-01010
T. Hall90-40-00030
T. Goard10-10-00000
Totals 18-5114-183271956
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C. Michigan0-02-1271
N. Illinois0-01-1320
W. Michigan0-02-3263
Ball St.0-01-3225
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