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.