KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington had 14 points and seven rebounds Saturday to lead Western Michigan to a 67-62 win over Pacific.
The Broncos, of the Mid-American Conference, led for the final 10 minutes after Brown's layup made it 49-47. That began a 7-0 run that gave Western Michigan its biggest lead at 54-47, but the Broncos couldn't put away the Tigers until Whittington and Brown made free throws in the final half-minute.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, and Tyler Dorsey will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, sources told ESPN.