Scores

Final

IUPUI 76

(4-2, 1-1 away)

W Michigan 68

(2-5, 1-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 29, 2008

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    IUPU 28 4876
    WMU 24 4468

    Top Performers

    IUPUI: J. Avery 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Western Michigan: S. Gary 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    IUPUI 76, W. Michigan 68

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Gary Patterson scored a game-high 16 points in his season debut, leading IUPUI to a 76-68 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.

    Patterson broke his hand in practice in late October, and didn't return until practice Thursday. He hit 6-of-11 shots and had a career-high eight assists as IUPUI (4-2) won on a Mid-American Conference team's home court for the first time in school history.

    David Kool, Shawntes Gary and Martelle McLemore each scored 15 points for Western Michigan (2-5), which lost its second consecutive home game for the first time since 2001.

    Leroy Nobles added 15 points for IUPUI, and Jon Avery had 14 points and a game-high 9 rebounds.

    IUPUI made 72.7 percent of its shots in the second half, making 16-of-22, including 5-of-6 by Patterson. Western Michigan cut a 19-point deficit to four with 40 seconds left, but four free throws by John Ashworth down the stretch preserved IUPUI's win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    IUPU
    WMU
    Points 76 68
    FG Made-Attempted 28-51 (.549) 24-59 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 7-27 (.259)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 7

    2008-09 Season

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