Wmichigan 24 39 63
Ohiou 41 33 74
Date of game: 3/15/2013

Recap: Ohio vs. Western Mich

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - D.J. Cooper registered his 23rd career double-double with 21 points and 10 assists to lift the second-seeded Ohio Bobcats to the finals of the MAC Tournament with a 74-63 win over the Western Michigan Broncos at Quicken Loans Arena.

Walter Offutt also had a double-double, scoring 14 points to go along with 11 rebounds for Ohio (24-8). Reggie Keely contributed 12 points.

Nate Hutcheson and Darius Paul netted 16 points apiece for Western Michigan (20-12) while Brandon Pokley and David Brown each scored 10 points.

Ohio broke the game open after an early 8-8 tie and led 41-24 at halftime. The Bobcats made 7-of-9 from behind the arc and shot 63.6 percent from the floor.

Western Michigan went on a run midway through the second half to cut Ohio's lead to 48-46 but the Bobcats responded with consecutive triples by Cooper and Offutt. The Broncos made 4-of-6 from behind the arc in the period despite the loss.

Ohio registered 20 assists while Western Michigan had just nine. The Bobcats will face Akron in the MAC finals.

Game Notes

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