Oakland 39 49 88
Wmichigan 49 50 99
Date of game: 11/26/2013

Recap: Western Mich vs. Oakland

Kalamazoo, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - David Brown dropped in 31 points to lead the Western Michigan Broncos to a 99-88 victory over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in non-conference action at University Arena.

For the Broncos (4-2), Connar Tava finished with 20 points, Shayne Whittington scored 17 and both Tucker Haymond and Austin Richie tallied 13 points.

Travis Bader scored 25 points to lead the Golden Grizzlies (0-7), while Corey Petros posted a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Duke Mondy scored 18 points and dished out seven assists and Dante Williams chipped in with 15 points before fouling out.

Both squads shot the ball well to open the game, with Oakland making 50 percent of its field goal attempts, including 8-of-14 from beyond the arc. WMU connecting on 60.9 percent, with 7-of-13 coming from 3-point distance. Trailing with just under six minutes to play in the half, the Broncos used a late 17-0 run to take a 49-39 lead into halftime.

In the second half the Broncos made good on 53.8 percent from the floor and put the game out of reach with a near-perfect 20-of-22 showing at the free- throw line.

The Broncos dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Golden Grizzlies 38-22. WMU also outscored Oakland at the charity stripe, 34-24.

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