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Bobcats fall 90-74 to WMU

Published 2:38am Thursday, February 6, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Austin Richie scored 22 points and had a nearly perfect shooting night on Wednesday to lead Western Michigan over Ohio 90-74.

Richie hit all three of his 3-point attempts, all nine of his free throws, and shot 5 of 6 from the field overall. Western Michigan shot 59.6 percent, including 8 of 13 from 3-point range.

David Brown added 20 points, while Shayne Whittington and Connar Tava each scored 18 to pull the Broncos (13-8, 6-3 Mid-American) even with Ohio in conference play.

The score was tied 57-57 with 9 minutes to play when the Broncos broke the game open with a 17-4 run. Richie capped the run on a jumper with 4:41 left to give Western Michigan a 74-61 lead; the Broncos led by no less than nine points from there.

Maurice Ndour had 20 points to lead the Bobcats (16-6, 6-3).

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