Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 61

(7-8, 2-1 MAC)

W Michigan 70

(10-6, 2-1 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, January 16, 2010

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    CMU 25 3661
    WMU 39 3170

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: J. Bitzer 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Michigan: D. Lawson 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    W. Michigan 70, Cent. Michigan 61

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Donald Lawson and David Kool scored 17 points apiece to lead Western Michigan to a 70-61 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.

    Lawson and Kool combined to go 12-for-15 from the floor for the Broncos (10-6, 2-1 Mid-American), who outshot Central Michigan 48.9 percent to 29.8 percent. Kool now has 1,728 points to move into third place on the Broncos' all-time scoring list.

    Jordan Bitzer scored 20 points and Robbie Harman 19 for the Chippewas (7-8, 2-1), whose three-game winning streak was snapped.

    Western Michigan never trailed, and the game was tied only at 1-1 and 3-3.

    Leading 10-8, the Broncos began an 11-0 spurt in which five players scored, capped by Alex Wolf's basket to make it 21-8 with 10:39 left in the opening half.

    Central Michigan got within 62-59 on Jalin Thomas' basket with 1:51 left but could climb no closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    WMU
    Points 61 70
    FG Made-Attempted 17-57 (.298) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 2-10 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-31 (.613) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2009-10 Season

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