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Western Michigan wins 6th straight; 73-63 vs. Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio -- David Brown scored 23 points as first-place Western Michigan beat Ohio 73-63 for its sixth straight win on Wednesday.

It was Western Michigan's first win in Athens since Jan. 22, 2000

Connar Tava added 18 points for Western Michigan (17-8, 10-3 Mid-American Conference), while Shayne Whittington added 11 and 11 rebounds. Western Michigan made 50 percent of its shots and its defense forced 17 turnovers and collected 10 steals.

Nick Kellogg had 20, 17 in the second half, for Ohio (18-8, 8-5) and Maurice Ndour 14.

Western Michigan led 31-18 until Ndour started and ended a 6-0 run to close the half at 31-25.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Austin Richie and Brown gave Western Michigan a 45-32 lead and the Broncos would lead by double figures until Kellogg's 3-pointer with 23 second left.