Scores

Final

E Illinois 60

(5-8, 2-2 OVC)

W Michigan 69

(7-6, 4-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2010

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    EIU 23 3760
    WMU 28 4169

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: C. McKinney 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Western Michigan: J. Howard Jr. 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    W. Michigan 69, E. Illinois 60

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Juwan Howard Jr.'s double-double led Western Michigan to a 69-60 victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday.

    Howard scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, both game highs. Flenard Whitfield added 19 points and nine rebounds for the Broncos (7-6), who hold a 4-1 series lead. Mike Douglas added 11 points and nine assists.

    Curry McKinney hit four 3-pointers among his 17 points for the Panthers (5-8), who played their third straight road game. James Hollowell scored 13 points, and Jeremy Granger added 10.

    Neither team scored for the first 3:18. Then Western Michigan's Muhammed Conteh sank a free throw, and the Broncos never trailed.

    Western Michigan led 28-23 at intermission. Hollowell scored the first basket after the break to trim it to 28-25, but the Broncos poured it on from there, the lead reaching 16 twice.

    Western Michigan also had a 36-32 rebounding edge.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    WMU
    Points 60 69
    FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-6 (.500) 14-16 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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