Scores

Final

IUPUI 72

(3-5, 1-4 away)

W Michigan 73

(2-3, 2-1 home)

    2:30 PM ET, December 10, 2005

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    IUPU 28 4472
    WMU 34 3973

    Top Performers

    IUPUI: G. Hill 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Western Michigan: A. Hershberger 15 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan 73, IUPUI 72

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Stane's Bufford scored 21 points to tie a career high and lead Western Michigan to a 73-72 victory over IUPUI on Saturday.

    IUPUI's George Hill also tied a career high, scoring 26 points for the Jaguars (3-5). He scored 18 of his points, including 10 free throws, in the second half.

    A free throw by Andrew Hershberger with 1:46 left provided the winning point for Western (2-3), which broke a three-game losing streak.

    IUPUI, which nearly overcame a 12-point deficit, trimmed Western's lead to one point and had the ball with 5.5 seconds left. But David Barlow brought the ball upcourt and was unable to get a shot off before the game-ending buzzer sounded.

    Hershberger had a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds. Brian Snider had a game-high nine assists for the Broncos.

    IUPUI's Brandon Cole had his first double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and totaling 11 rebounds. Matt Burks added 15 points for the Jaguars.

    Western's bench outscored IUPUI's bench, 18-5, led by six points each from Shawntes Gary and Wes deVries.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IUPU
    WMU
    Points 72 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 11

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