Updated: Eastern Michigan (9-9) Takes On Western Michigan (10-7)

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  Eastern Michigan 24 35 59 +9.0
  Western Michigan 24 39 63 -9.0
Wed, Jan 23 2013, 07:15 PM EST

University Arena (MI)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Attendance: 2,419

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On Wednesday, Eastern Michigan visits University Arena (MI) to take on Western Michigan. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Eagles are 3-5 against the Broncos over the last four years. They won 54-53 on 2/29/2012 the last time they played.

Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan share the 3rd spot in the conference.

In a 65-58 triumph over Miami (OH) on January 19th, Derek Thompson put up 16 points for the Eagles. His 11.7 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In a 71-34 blowout of Northern Illinois on January 19th, Shayne Whittington put up 9 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncos. He leads the team in rebounds with 8.8 per game and blocks with 1.8 per game.

Comparing team stats, Western Michigan looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Broncos have the upper hand over the Eagles, 66 points per game to 57 points per game. Western Michigan will attempt to capitalize on their strengths, which include defensive rebounding percentage at 72.8, free throw rate at 42.7, and offensive rebounding percentage at 37.8.

StatSmack! Eastern Michigan is better than Western Michigan
  • You get an A for effort, but Eastern Michigan has emerged victorious against Western Michigan the last 2 times they've played.
  • At least you keep showing up. Eastern Michigan has an average margin of victory of 10 over Western Michigan in 33 wins since 1980.
  • Derek Thompson is ranked 1st in the MAC in three-pointers.
  • It must sting. Eastern Michigan has blown out Western Michigan by 20 points or more on 3 occasions since 1999.
Emich Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Glenn Bryant 27 10 5 1 1 1 2
C Derek Thompson 24 12 2 1 1 0 1
C Daylen Harrison 29 9 5 2 1 0 3
C- Jamell Harris 22 5 5 1 1 1 1
C- DaShonte Riley 23 4 6 1 1 2 2
C- Jalen Ross 25 5 2 3 1 0 3
D J.R. Sims 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Matt Balkema 12 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Austin Harper 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D A. Chandler 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Ray Lee 14 6 1 2 1 0 3
D- A. Strickland 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Josh Lyle 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F James Still 14 3 4 0 1 0 1
WMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B S. Whittington 26 11 9 1 1 2 2
B- Darius Paul 27 11 6 2 0 1 2
C+ Nate Hutcheson 30 11 5 1 1 1 2
C Brandon Pokley 29 9 3 1 0 0 1
C David Brown 17 10 1 1 1 0 1
C Austin Richie 26 6 2 3 0 0 2
C- Connar Tava 16 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Jared Klein 17 5 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Nick Stapert 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Taylor Perry 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Dan Loney 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Tim Brennan 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Charles Harris 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D A.J. Avery 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D H. Hoerdemann 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

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