Western Michigan led 33-29 early in the second half before Hutcheson, Pokley and Brown each hit a 3-pointer during a run that pushed the cushion to double digits. Central Michigan got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
The Chippewas shot just 29.8 percent (14 of 47) from the floor and were outrebounded 42-27.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.