Western Michigan 85, UB 70
How Western Michigan Won: It's been the same sorry story for UB while losing four of its last five. Opponent shoots lights out, game over. Broncos made a blistering 58 percent in both halves and mixed it up nicely, scoring 33 points from behind the arc and 34 in the paint.
Turning Point: Broncs led by five with 3:43 left in first half. Point guard Mike Douglas was instrumental in pushing the intermission advantage to a dozen by making two layups, one off a steal, in a 9-0 run.
Player of the Game: Broncos swingman Martelle McLemore suffered through a January shooting slump. He's over it. McLemore led WMU with 24 points. He was 8 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 7 from three. He also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Stat of the Game: Rodney Pierce scored 22 of UB's 37 second half point, making 7 of 16 from the field after intermission.
He Said It: "If you're not quick enough to defend on the defensive end, then you're likely not quick enough to execute a whole lot on the offensive end either." -- UB Coach Reggie Witherspoon on the two-headed monster that's swallowing his team.
In the House: What's the enrollment at this university? There were 1,301 on hand and but a few of them were students.
Up Next: Bulls slide comes at a time when schedule affords them little time for full-fledged adjustments. They're at Central Michigan Wednesday night.
-- Bob DiCesare
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