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).

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
WMU 62 BSU 56
BSU 59 WMU 68
WMU 81 BSU 88
BSU 66 WMU 65
WMU 72 BSU 61
BSU 66 WMU 70
BSU 74 WMU 86
WMU 71 BSU 52
BSU 65 WMU 80
WMU 61 BSU 74
BSU 65 WMU 52
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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