YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Darell Combs and Mike Talley scored 14 points each as Eastern Michigan clamped down on Western Michigan -- which hit just four field goals before halftime -- en route to a 56-37 victory Tuesday night.
After starting the game with a pair of quick 3-pointers and a jumper for an 8-3 lead, Western Michigan went the next 17 minutes with one field goal to trail 32-14 at halftime. It's the fifth time this season the Eagles held a foe to less than 20 first-half points.
David Brown led the Broncos (9-6, 2-1 Mid-American) with 18 points before being ejected on a flagrant foul. Connar Tava, who came in averaging 15.8 ppg, fouled out with just six -- on 1-for-4 shooting from the field and six turnovers.
Eastern Michigan (10-6, 2-1) forced the Broncos into 26 turnovers, 28.6 percent shooting and had 18 steals -- Daylen Harrison with a career-high five.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.