Scores

Final

Akron 75

(7-5, 1-3 MAC)

W Michigan 84

(10-3, 3-0 MAC)

    4:30 PM ET, January 8, 2005

    University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    AKR 32 4375
    WMU 45 3984

    Top Performers

    Akron: D. Peterson 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Michigan: B. Reed 36 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast

    Western Michigan 84, Akron 75

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Ben Reed scored a game-high 36 points, half of them on 3-pointers, to lead Western Michigan to an 84-75 victory over Akron on Saturday.

    It was the 23rd consecutive home win for the defending MAC champion Broncos (10-3, 3-0 Mid-American) and marks the second-longest streak in the nation behind Wisconsin's 35.

    Darryl Peterson led Akron (7-5, 1-3) with 18 points, hitting eight of eight free throws. Rick McFadden scored 15, Cedrick Middleton had 13 and Romeo Travis had 11 before fouling out.

    Levi Rost was perfect from three-point range and the foul line, adding 18 points for the Western Michigan. Joe Reitz scored 12. Rost also had a game-high nine boards as the Broncos outrebounded the Zips 40-32.

    Three consecutive baskets by Reed -- two of them 3-pointers -- led Western Michigan back from a six-point deficit, giving them a 65-63 lead with 7:28 to go in the game.

    Reed, who tied a career-high in scoring, hit 12-of-19 and had three assists playing a game-high 35 minutes. He had a slam dunk and converted two free throws in the final minute. He's scored 62 points in his last two games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    WMU
    Points 75 84
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 10-17 (.588)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

    2004-05 Season

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