KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting Saturday, leading Western Michigan to an 87-66 victory over Mount St. Mary's in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Whittington led a 60 percent overall shooting effort for the Broncos (8-4), including 67 percent in the first half. Darius Paul, who came in leading Mid-American Conference freshmen in scoring and rebounding, added 19 points, and Brandon Pokley scored 15, including three 3-pointers.
Western Michigan never trailed, leading 44-28 at halftime and by as many as 29 in the second half. The Broncos dominated inside, outrebounding the Mountaineers 40-21 and outscoring them 46-22 in the paint.
Who are the best NBA prospects in the 2017 draft class? Chad Ford gives his top five and previews the big storylines to watch for next year.
Cal shooting guard Jordan Mathews, who averaged 13.6 points as a sophomore, has decided to transfer to Gonzaga.
Maria Taylor and Peter Burns share the greatest moments of the year around the conference.