NCAA Game Summary - Oakland at Western Michigan
(Saturday, December 1)
Final Score: Western Michigan 76, Oakland 72
Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) - Shayne Whittington scored 14 points and
brought down eight rebounds before fouling out as the Western Michigan Broncos
overcame the Oakland Golden Grizzlies 76-72 at University Arena.
Nate Hutcheson added 13 points and Darius Paul chipped in 12 points and
brought down nine rebounds for Western Michigan (6-1) which has won six
Travis Bader scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures for
Oakland (2-6). Duke Mondy added 17 points, Corey Petros had a double-double
with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Drew Valentine had a double-double of his
own with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Bass also chipped in 10 points.
Western Michigan led 40-36 at halftime by shooting an even 50.0 percent from
the floor. Oakland kept it close despite shooting 38.7 percent by outscoring
the Broncos 12-6 from beyond the arc.
Austin Richie nailed a 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining to tie the game at 70-70.
The Broncos then went on a 4-0 spurt on a pair of free throws from Hutcheson
and a layup from Dan Loney to pull away for the win.
Oakland lost despite having only seven turnovers to the 16 committed by
Western Michigan. The Broncos bench outscored its counterpart 21-2.
12/01 17:55:18 ET
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