Scores

Final OT

W Michigan 88

(19-8, 12-3 MAC)

Ball State 81

(4-22, 1-14 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2014

    John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

    1 2 OT T
    WMU 30 45 1388
    BALL 39 36 681

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: S. Whittington 28 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Ball State: Z. Turner 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast

    W. Michigan comes back; beats Ball St. 88-81 in OT

    Associated Press

    MUNCIE, Ind. -- Connar Tava made 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left in regulation and then scored six points in overtime as Western Michigan earned its eighth-straight win and handed Ball State its 10th consecutive loss.

    Western Michigan trailed 69-62 with 3:57 left, but David Brown and Shayne Whittington combined to go on an 8-2 run to pull within 71-70.

    Tava was fouled on a drive and made the first free throw and missed the second. Then Ball State turned the ball over and wasn't able to get off a final shot.

    Ball State only made two field goals in overtime.

    Whittington scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Western Michigan (19-8, 12-3 Mid-American Conference). Brown had 25 and Tava finished with 23.

    Zavier Turner paced Ball State (4-22, 1-14) with 20 points, Jesse Berry had 17.

    The win gave coach Steve Hawkins his 200th victory at Western Michigan.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    BALL
    Points 88 81
    FG Made-Attempted 30-68 (.441) 29-62 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-34 (.676) 15-21 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 27 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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