Scores

Final

E Michigan 55

(16-18, 7-9 MAC)

W Michigan 70

(20-11, 10-6 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

9:00 PM ET, March 14, 2013

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

1 2 T
EMU 32 2355
WMU 36 3470

Top Performers

Eastern Michigan: D. Riley 8 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Western Michigan: S. Whittington 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

W. Michigan 70, E. Michigan 55

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Shayne Whittington scored 23 points and Western Michigan pulled away from Eastern Michigan 70-55 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday night.

The third-seeded Broncos (20-11), who led 36-32 at intermission, made 17 of 21 free throws in the second half compared to the seventh-seeded Eagles' 3 of 3.

Darius Paul added 14 points, David Brown 12 and Brandon Pokley 11 for Western Michigan, which plays No. 2 seed Ohio in Friday's semifinals.

Eastern Michigan (16-18), which defeated 10th-seeded Northern Illinois and 11th-seeded Miami (Ohio) in the first two rounds, led by six before the Broncos closed the first half with a 13-3 run.

Western Michigan pushed the lead to 10, but the Eagles climbed back to 50-49 on Jamell Harris' dunk with 8:31 left.

The Broncos then used an 8-0 spurt to end the threat.

Daylen Harrison's 14 points and Da'Shonte Riley's 10 rebounds led Eastern Michigan.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
WMU
Points 55 70
FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 21-45 (.467)
3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 24-29 (.828)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 15

2012-13 Season

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Jan 23, 2013 @WMU 63, EMU 59Recap
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