Western Michigan 76, Oakland 72 / Final

Sat, December 1, 2012 2:00 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: University Arena • Kalamazoo, MI  
Golden Grizzlies (72)
Broncos (76)
Score by Half: Oakland 36-36 - 72   Western Michigan 40-36 - 76  
Team Rebounds: Oakland 7, Western Michigan -4
Officials: Frank Spencer, Rob Kruger, Jeff Campbell
Attendance: 3,152
Top Performances
1Shayne Whittington (WMU) 14 pts (6/10 fg), 8 reb, 6 blk
2Drew Valentine (OAK) 11 pts (5/6 fg), 10 reb
3Corey Petros (OAK) 13 pts (2/8 fg), 10 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before OAK 1360 (#125), WMU 1285 (#171)  After OAK 1345 (#125), WMU 1300 (#171)
ELO Points Transfer: 15
AP Game Recap

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington had 14 points, eight rebounds and six blocks and Western Michigan closed the game on a 9-2 run to defeat Oakland 76-72 Saturday.

Austin Richie hit a 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining for the Broncos (6-1) to tie the score at 70-all. Two free throws by Nate Hutcheson and a layup by Dan Loney put Western Michigan up 74-70 with 22 seconds left. The Golden Grizzlies (2-6) got within 74-72 after a pair of free throws from Corey Petros, but Richie followed with two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to close it out.

Hutcheson scored 13 points for Western Michigan and Darius Paul had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Oakland got 18 points from Travis Bader, 17 from Duke Mondy, 13 from Petros and 11 apiece from Drew Valentine and Ryan Bass.

Ties: 9   Lead Changes: 13   Biggest Lead: WMU +7   Run: WMU 13-3 (1-04:23 to 1-00:43)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Western Michigan, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Western Michigan, 5-3 Since 2000: Western Michigan, 6-5
WMU 94 OAK 100
OAK 80 WMU 75
WMU 89 OAK 87

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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