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Western Michigan 88, Ball State 81 / Final (OT)

Wed, February 26, 2014 7:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Mid-American  
Location: Worthen Arena • Muncie, IN  
Broncos (88)
Cardinals (81)
Score by Half: Western Michigan 30-45-13 - 88   Ball State 39-36-6 - 81  
Team Rebounds: Western Michigan 5, Ball State 0
Officials: Dan Dorian, Steve McJunkins, Geoff Vejsicky
Attendance: 2,590
Top Performances
1Shayne Whittington (WMU) 28 pts (12/22 fg), 1/2 3fg, 14 reb, 3 blk
2David Brown (WMU) 25 pts (7/18 fg), 3/9 3fg, 6 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl
3Connar Tava (WMU) 23 pts (8/12 fg), 6 reb, 2 stl
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before WMU 1449 (#171), BSU 1035 (#161)  After WMU 1455 (#171), BSU 1029 (#161)
ELO Points Transfer: 6
AP Game Recap

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Connar Tava made 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left in regulation and then scored six points in overtime as Western Michigan earned its eighth-straight win and handed Ball State its 10th consecutive loss.

Western Michigan trailed 69-62 with 3:57 left, but David Brown and Shayne Whittington combined to go on an 8-2 run to pull within 71-70.

Tava was fouled on a drive and made the first free throw and missed the second. Then Ball State turned the ball over and wasn't able to get off a final shot.

Ball State only made two field goals in overtime.

Whittington scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Western Michigan (19-8, 12-3 Mid-American Conference).

GameFlo
Ties: 5   Lead Changes: 7   Biggest Lead: BSU +12   Run: WMU 15-4 (2-01:52 to 0-00:29)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Western Michigan, 2-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Tied, 10-10 Since 1990: Ball State, 35-29
2/22/06
WMU 62 BSU 56
1/26/06
BSU 59 WMU 68
3/5/05
WMU 81 BSU 88
1/22/05
BSU 66 WMU 65
2/11/04
WMU 72 BSU 61
1/24/04
BSU 66 WMU 70
3/1/03
BSU 74 WMU 86
1/15/03
WMU 71 BSU 52
2/20/02
BSU 65 WMU 80
1/23/02
WMU 61 BSU 74
2/24/01
BSU 65 WMU 52
1/13/01
WMU 76 BSU 70

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

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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