Toledo (6-23, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) led by 10 points with 3:21 left before the Broncos came roaring back. The lead was 61-60 when Byrd went to the line, hitting both shots. Two seconds off the clock later, David Kool, who led Western Michigan (9-19, 6-8) with 22 points on 13-of-13 at the line, hit two foul shots to cut the lead to a point again.
After the inbounds pass, the Broncos fouled Tyrone Kent, the Rockets' top scorer with 21 points. Kent, who was 5-of-7 at the line to that point, missed them both but teammate Amos got the rebound and Western never got another shot.