KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Darius Paul scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists to lead Western Michigan past Eastern Michigan 63-59 on Wednesday night.
Western Michigan (11-7, 3-2 Mid-American) shot 46.7 percent from the field and was 16 of 21 from the free-throw line. The Broncos have won three straight contests.
With Western Michigan trailing 47-46, David Brown's 3-pointer with 5:37 to play gave the Broncos a 49-47 lead and they never trailed again from that point on.
Eastern Michigan (9-10, 2-3) shot only 39.7 percent from the field. Daylen Harrison scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Eagles, Glenn Bryant had 12 points and six rebounds and Jamell Harris added 10 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.