Toledo 33 43 76
Wmichigan 47 40 87
Date of game: 1/8/2014

Recap: Western Mich vs. Toledo

Kalamazoo, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Connar Tava scored 25 points to lead the way as the Western Michigan Broncos defeated the Toledo Rockets, 87-76, in a Mid-American Conference battle at University Arena.

Austin Richie added 19 points for the Broncos (8-5, 1-0 MAC), who also received 12 points from David Brown. Shayne Whittington recorded a double- double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to help WMU pick up its third consecutive win.

Justin Drummond paced Toledo (12-2, 0-1) with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. Rian Pearson registered a double-double with 13 points and the same number of boards. Julius Brown chipped in 12 points while J.D. Weatherspoon had 10 points. The Rockets have now lost two games in a row after their 12-0 start to the season.

WMU took a 47-33 lead into halftime after it converted 67.9 percent of its field goal tries including 4-of-10 from 3-point range in the opening period. The Rockets were limited to just 34.6 percent efficiency from the field before the break.

Toledo slightly improved to shoot 38.1 percent from the floor in the second half. Although the Broncos attempted 22 less field goals than the visitors after halftime, they managed to sink 18-of-32 tries at the charity stripe to keep the Rockets at bay.

WMU outscored Toledo, 40-32, in the paint and led for the final 38 minutes of the contest.

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