Scores

Final

W Michigan 66

(15-14, 7-8 MAC)

Cent Michigan 74

(14-14, 8-7 MAC)

    12:00 PM ET, February 27, 2010

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    WMU 34 3266
    CMU 30 4474

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    Central Michigan: J. Bitzer 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Cent. Michigan 74, W. Michigan 66

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Robbie Harman scored 22 points and Jordan Bitzer had a double-double to lift Central Michigan to a 74-66 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.

    Bitzer had 22 points and a team-leading 10 rebounds while Harman sank four 3-pointers for the Chippewas (14-14, 8-7 Mid-American), who committed just seven turnovers and forced 15.

    The Chippewas won despite 31 points by Western Michigan career leader David Kool, who became only the 12th 2,000-point scorer in league history. He has 2,021. Kool went 8-for-19 from the floor and 14-for-14 from the line for the Broncos (15-14, 7-8).

    With the Chippewas trailing 58-55, Harman hit a jumper, then a layup for a 59-58 lead with 6:00 left. Bitzer and William McClure followed with baskets, completing an 8-0 run that turned the game toward Central Michigan. The lead never fell below three after that.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    CMU
    Points 66 74
    FG Made-Attempted 20-47 (.426) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 10

    2009-10 Season

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