Scores

Final

Ball State 53

(4-13, 1-5 MAC)

W Michigan 62

(11-7, 4-2 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 26, 2014

    University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    BALL 26 2753
    WMU 25 3762

    Top Performers

    Ball State: M. Majok 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan: S. Whittington 21 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan holds off Ball State 62-53

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 21 points and hauled in 15 rebounds to lead Western Michigan to a 62-53 win over Ball State on Sunday.

    Trailing by a point at the break, Western Michigan (11-7, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) opened the second half with a 17-5 run, led 42-31 with 12 minutes still to play and would hold on to the lead down the stretch.

    David Brown contributed 17 points and Connar Tava added 11 in the win -- the first time this season the Broncos have come back from a halftime deficit.

    Ball State (4-13, 1-5) narrowed the gap late in the second half, drawing to within five on a pair of Chris Bond free throws that made it 58-53 with 2:48 to go before the Cardinal rally stalled.

    Bond and Majok Majok led the Cardinals with 13 points each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BALL
    WMU
    Points 53 62
    FG Made-Attempted 15-50 (.300) 18-49 (.367)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-23 (.217) 2-9 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-21 (.857) 24-29 (.828)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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