Scores

Final

Ball State 53

(4-13, 1-5 MAC)

W Michigan 62

(11-7, 4-2 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, January 26, 2014

University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1 2 T
BALL 26 2753
WMU 25 3762

Top Performers

Ball State: M. Majok 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Western Michigan: S. Whittington 21 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

Western Michigan holds off Ball State 62-53

Associated Press

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 21 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead Western Michigan to a 62-53 win over Ball State on Sunday.

Trailing by a point at the break, Western Michigan (11-7, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) opened the second half with a 17-5 run, led 42-31 with 12 minutes still to play and would hold on to the lead down the stretch.

David Brown contributed 17 points and Connar Tava added 11 in the win -- the first time this season the Broncos have come back from a halftime deficit.

Ball State (4-13, 1-5) narrowed the gap late in the second half, drawing to within five on a pair of Chris Bond free throws that made it 58-53 with 2:48 to go before the Cardinal rally stalled.

Bond and Majok Majok led the Cardinals with 13 points each.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
WMU
Points 53 62
FG Made-Attempted 15-50 (.300) 18-49 (.367)
3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 2-9 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 18-21 (.857) 24-29 (.828)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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