Scores

Final

W Michigan 70

(12-19, 6-10 MAC)

Cent Michigan 76

(10-20, 5-11 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2012

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    WMU 36 3470
    CMU 33 4376

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: M. Stainbrook 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Central Michigan: T. Zeigler 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Cent. Michigan 76, W. Michigan 70

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Trey Zeigler scored 22 points and Austin McBroom and Derek Jackson scored 14 apiece to lift Central Michigan to a 76-70 win over Western Michigan Friday night.

    The Chippewas (10-20, 5-11 Mid-American) scored 12 straight points during a 5-minute stretch late in the second half to grab a 72-67 lead. Oliver Mgaiboto's basket put Central Michigan ahead 69-67 with 2:29 left, and his 3-pointer capped the 12-point run with 1:48 to go. Those were his only points of the game.

    Flenard Whitfield led the Broncos (12-19, 6-10) with 15 points. Matt Stainbrook had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Nate Hutcheson and Demetrius Ward each scored 10 points for Western Michigan.

    The Broncos jumped to a 9-0 lead but the Chippewas only trailed 36-33 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    CMU
    Points 70 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 28-62 (.452)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 9-16 (.563)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 6

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