Scores

Final

W Michigan 69

(3-3, 1-2 away)

E Illinois 58

(4-4, 1-1 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, December 9, 2009

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    WMU 33 3669
    EIU 28 3058

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 34 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Eastern Illinois: T. Laser 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    W. Michigan 69, E. Illinois 58

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- David Kool scored 34 points, going 8-for-13 on 3-pointers, to lead Western Michigan to a 69-58 victory over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

    Kool went 11-for-18 from long distance and made eight of Western Michigan's 10 3-pointers. Flenard Whitfield added 14 points and Martelle McLemore 12.

    Tyler Laser led Eastern Illinois with 17 points, and Ousmane Cisse grabbed 10 rebounds.

    Kool scored 19 of Western Michigan's first 25 points. Then, after Eastern Illinois (4-4) fought back to tie it 56-56 with 4:38 left, Kool sealed it for Western Michigan (3-3) by scoring eight of its last 13.

    The Broncos led 33-28 at halftime, but the Panthers battled back to tie it 56-56 on Curry McKinney's two free throws with 4:38 left. However, Kool answered immediately with a 3-pointer. The Panthers were held without a field goal for the final 7:06.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    EIU
    Points 69 58
    FG Made-Attempted 23-61 (.377) 24-58 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 1-10 (.100)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 3

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