Kalamazoo, Michigan – The West Michigan men’s basketball team will play two road games this week against Ohio in Athens on Tuesday night.
Match: West Michigan (6-13, 2-4 MAC) vs. Ohio (10-9, 2-4 MAC)
Date Time: Tuesday, January 24 – 7pm
site: Convocation Center (Athens, Ohio)
wireless: Bronco Media Network
Live stats: StatBroadcast
- After winning both home games last week, Western Michigan hit the road to face Ball State on Tuesday night.
- The Broncos recovered from a double-digit halftime deficit on Saturday afternoon to beat Bowling Green 108-92.
- Six WMU players scored in double figures, a season high.
- Javon Hannah He set the pace for the Broncos with a career-high 24 points. Lamar Norman Jr. They added 22 points, 21 of which came in the second half.
- West Michigan scored 69 points, shooting 69.7% (33-23) from the field and 90.5% (21-19) in the second half.
- WMU posted a season-low four trading volumes on Saturday afternoon.
- Tuesday will be the 138th meeting in history between Western Michigan and Ball States.
- The Cardinals are leading the series 70-67 and have won six of their last seven games.
- West Michigan’s final win on February 23, 2018 at Worthen Arena.
On the Road Again
Western Michigan heads out for both games this week, which begin Tuesday night in Athens vs. Ohio.
The Broncos narrowly lost 63-55 to Akron at University Arena on Saturday. Marquise Hastings He led WMU in both points (18) and rebounds (10), securing his fifth double-double of the season. West Michigan dominated the rebounding battle with Glass’ 47-31 edge tone. Turnovers proved to be the difference, as Zips forced his 15 and committed just three.
Saturday’s setback Marquise Hastings He paced West Michigan with 18 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and ninth of his career. It also marked his 11th double-digit rebounding performance for Hastings this season. This is his second highest number in the conference.
Western Michigan held a 47-31 advantage in rebounding on Saturday, with WMU winning battles on the board in 14 of 18 games this season. His margin of plus 16 rebounds was the best in his MAC his game for the Broncos since recording a difference of plus 18 (48-30) against Ball State on March 2, 2019. WMU currently leads the conference in both rebounding margins (+8.3/game) and offensive rebounds (12.4), and he’s second only to Ohio State in total rebounds (38.5). Nationally, Western Michigan ranks 7th in rebounding margins, 39th in offensive rebounds, and 44th in total rebounds.
WMU VS Ohio
Tuesday night saw the 139th meeting in history between Western Michigan and Ohio. The Bobcats, winners of the last four meetings, lead the series 72-66.
Broncos of Athens
The home team is dominating both sides of the West Michigan-Ohio series. The Broncos are 19-50 in Athens with their final win at the convention center on February 19, 2014.
Like WMU, Ohio is 2-4 in league play going into Tuesday’s contest. The Bobcats are the only team in the MAC where he averaged more rebounds per game (38.8) than the Broncos this season. This is largely due to Dwight Wilson III. Wilson leads his OU in both scoring (14.7, his MAC on 13th) and rebounding (9.9, 3rd). He is also the top offensive rebounder in the league (3.5) and .603 field goal percentage that puts him second in the conference.
make his mark
WMU’s Marquise Hastings He is tied with Wilson in the MAC rebound rankings. Going into Tuesday, Hastings is in the top five in the league in total rebounds (2nd, 10.0), his rebounds defensively (2nd, 7.1), and his rebounds offensively (4th, 3.0). Hastings is one of his 17 players to average double-digit rebounds this season in the NCAA DI, and posted his career-high 20 in Toledo on Jan. 6. He’s one of only three players in the major conferences he’s tallied with 20 rebounds, along with Weber State’s Dillon Jones and Chattanooga’s Jake Stevens.
After being held to six points against Akron on Saturday, Lamar Norman Jr. The senior has fallen short of double figures for the fourth time in 48 games as a Bronco. Norman entered his sixth week at the MAC as he tallied 17.9 points per game.
378 and counting
After hitting five triples on Saturday, WMU has made at least one 3-pointer in a 378-game streak since 2011.
Halftime lead changes to W
The Broncos have a 54-20 record over the past five seasons if they’re leading at halftime, including a 5-0 mark this season.
on the horizon
Western Michigan continues its week of road games on Saturday night, traveling to Mount Pleasant for the first of two matches against rival Central Michigan.