Ypsilanti Darell Combs and Mike Talley scored 14 points each as Eastern Michigan clamped down on Western Michigan which hit just four field goals before halftime en route to a 56-37 victory Tuesday night.
After starting the game with a pair of quick 3-pointers and a jumper for an 8-3 lead, Western Michigan went the next 17 minutes with one field goal to trail 32-14 at halftime. Its the fifth time this season the Eagles held a foe to less than 20 first-half points.
David Brown led the Broncos (9-6, 2-1 Mid-American) with 18 points before being ejected on a flagrant foul. Connar Tava, who came in averaging 15.8 ppg, fouled out with just six on 1-for-4 shooting from the field and six turnovers.
Eastern Michigan (10-6, 2-1) forced the Broncos into 26 turnovers, 28.6 percent shooting and had 18 steals Daylen Harrison with a career-high five.
Men's Top 25
(At) No. 5 Wichita State 72, Bradley 50: Fred VanVleet had 22 points and seven rebounds and Wichita State (18-0, 5-0 Missouri Valley) won its first game as a top-five team since 1981. Bradley is 6-12, 1-4.
(At) No. 7 Florida 72, Georgia 50: Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 and Florida (14-2, 3-0 SEC) won a record 25th straight home game. Marcus Thornton led Georgia (8-7, 2-1) with 11 points.
(At) Arkansas 87, No. 13 Kentucky 85, OT: Michael Qualls slammed home a thundering two-hand dunk with .2 seconds remaining in overtime for Arkansas. The win ends a two-game losing streak for the Razorbacks (12-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference).
(At) No. 19 Cincinnati 69, Temple 58: Sean Kilpatrick emerged from his 3-point shooting slump Tuesday night, and Justin Jackson had a double-double as Cincinnati (16-2, 5-0) rallied from a late deficit. The Bearcats are 13-0 at home this season.
(At) No. 20 Creighton 88, Butler 60: Doug McDermott scored 24 of his 28 points in the first half and Creighton defeated fellow Big East newcomer Butler for its 10th straight win.
No. 22 Pittsburgh 81, (at) Georgia Tech 74: Talib Zanna scored 22 points and James Robinson added 16 as Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half.
(At) Kansas State 72, No. 25 Oklahoma 66: Marcus Foster scored 18, Nino Williams made four clinching free throws late and Kansas State (13-4, 3-1 Big 12) held on for the upset of Oklahoma (13-4, 2-2).