Scores

Final

Bowling Green 56

(14-19, 8-8 MAC)

W Michigan 67

(20-11, 11-5 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, March 10, 2011

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BGSU 26 3056
    WMU 33 3467

    Top Performers

    Bowling Green: D. Brown 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Western Michigan: F. Whitfield 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    W. Michigan 67, Bowling Green 56

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Demetrius Ward scored 14 points, Flenard Whitfield added 12 and 10 rebounds and Western Michigan advanced in the Mid-American Conference tournament with a 67-56 quarterfinal win over Bowling Green on Thursday.

    Whitfield converted a three-point play early in the second half as the second-seeded Broncos (20-11) used a 15-6 burst to pull away from the seventh-seeded Falcons (14-19), who have won only two MAC tourney games since 2005.

    The MAC's West champion, Western Michigan will play the Akron-Miami (Ohio) game winner in Friday's first semifinal.

    Ward made three 3-pointers in the opening 5 minutes and Western Michigan took advantage of early foul trouble against Bowling Green's A'uston Calhoun. The Falcons' leading scorer picked up three personals in the first 7 minutes and had to sit the rest of the half.

    Dee Brown scored 17 points and Mike Dabney 15 for the Falcons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BGSU
    WMU
    Points 56 67
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 16

    2010-11 Season

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