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UB-Western Michigan Game Analysis

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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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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