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.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.