KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Derek Fracalossi hit four consecutive
free throws in the final 28 seconds, scoring his only points of the
game, and Western Michigan held on to defeat Toledo 57-53 on
Brian Snider led Western (9-11, 6-4 Mid-American Conference)
with 17 points and a game-high six assists as the Broncos extended
the MAC's longest current win streak to five.Florentino Valencia scored a game-high 20 points on 10-of-13
shooting for Toledo (10-9, 3-8), which lost its second straight.Joe Reitz added 15 points for Western and Andrew Hershberger
scored 12, and each led the Broncos' 38-26 rebounding advantage
with eight boards each.Keonta Howell scored 14 for Toledo and Justin Ingram added 10.Toledo had 11 steals, almost two above its league-leading
average, but the Rockets went more than nine minutes without a
basket in the second half. During that stretch, Western increased
its lead from two points to just six because the Broncos' only
basket was scored by Snider.The Rockets missed 7-of-9 free throws, including two misses by
Kashif Payne with 31 seconds left and Toledo trailing by two.
Toledo made 43.6 percent of its shots overall.