Scores

Final

Toledo 76

(12-2, 0-1 MAC)

W Michigan 87

(8-5, 1-0 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2014

    University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    TOL 33 4376
    WMU 47 4087

    Top Performers

    Toledo: R. Pearson 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Western Michigan: C. Tava 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tava scores 25, W. Michigan beats Toledo 87-76

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Connar Tava couldn't miss, hitting all nine shots from the field to score a career-high 25 points and lead Western Michigan to a convincing 87-76 conference-opening victory over once-beaten Toledo Wednesday night.

    Back-to-back layups by Tava put the Broncos (8-5, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) up 4-3 and they never trailed again, racing away on a 12-0 run.

    Toledo, preseason favorites in the Mid-American west division, fell behind by as many as 22 before halftime. Justin Drummond led the Rockets (12-2, 0-1) with 18 points, and scored a burst of seven -- on four free throws and a three-point play -- to slice the lead to 76-72 with 3:59 left. Rian Pearson added a 3-pointer in the late run and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

    The Broncos shot 60 percent from the field (29-48). Austin Richie scored 19 and Shayne Whittington had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TOL
    WMU
    Points 76 87
    FG Made-Attempted 25-68 (.368) 29-48 (.604)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-30 (.700) 23-41 (.561)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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