Western Michigan vs. Ohio: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Western Michigan vs. Ohio: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Western Michigan 63
(20-12, 8-10 away)
Ohio 74
(24-8, 17-2 home)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Western Michigan 24 39 63
Ohio 41 33 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Western Michigan N Hutcheson 16 S Whittington 12 D Brown 3
Ohio D Cooper 21 W Offutt 11 D Cooper 10

On Friday, Mar. 15, Ohio beat Western Michigan 74-63 in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament. With the win, the Bobcats stay undefeated against Western Michigan this season at 2-0. D.J Cooper picked up a double-double in the win including a game-high 21 points and 10 assists. Walter Offutt got a double-double as well with 14 points and 11 rebounds. For the Broncos, Nate Hutcheson finished with a team-high 16 points and three rebounds. Western Michigan (20-12) finished the regular season third in the MAC with a 10-6 conference record. To get to the semifinals, Western Michigan took down Eastern Michigan (70-55).

Ohio Game Notes

  • The win over Western Michigan extended the Ohio winning streak to four games.
  • Ohio beat the spread by 4.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Bobcats have beaten the spread.
  • Ohio has won every game this season (16-0) when its field goal percentage has been 48.1 percent or better.
  • The Bobcats have won 93 percent of the time this season (14-1) after recording 10 or more steals.
  • Ohio has won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) after committing 10 or fewer turnovers.
  • Ohio has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record 29 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Ohio has won 82 percent of the time (14-3) when Reggie Keely has 12 points or more, 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Nick Kellogg plays 30 minutes or more, and 75 percent of the time (9-3) when Walter Offutt has five field goals made or more.
  • The Bobcats set a season high for three-point percentage (52.4).
  • The last time Ohio had a three-point percentage of 52.4 percent or higher was Jan 26, 2011 against Eastern Michigan.
  • The Bobcats have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Ohio has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past five games.
  • The top two scorers (D.J Cooper and Walter Offutt) accounted for 47.2 percent of the points.
  • Walter Offutt accounted for 37.9 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • D.J Cooper has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 32 games this season.
  • Walter Offutt has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 30th 20-point game of D.J Cooper's career.
  • D.J Cooper has five straight double-digit point games.
  • D.J Cooper recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and 23rd of his career.
  • Walter Offutt recorded the second double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Walter Offutt recorded a double-double. It was the second of his career.
  • Walter Offutt had career highs with 11 rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.

Western Michigan Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Darius Paul and Nate Hutcheson) accounted for 50.7 percent of the points.
  • Shayne Whittington accounted for 41.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Darius Paul has led the team in scoring five times in 32 games this season.
  • Shayne Whittington has led the team in rebounding 18 times in 32 games this season.
  • Shayne Whittington recorded the 17th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Brandon Pokley has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Darius Paul has three straight double-digit point games.
WMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANate Hutcheson361631100
B+Darius Paul241640101
B+S. Whittington376122214
B-David Brown261033113
C+Brandon Pokley371031002
C-Austin Richie19412003
DConnar Tava17110101
OHIO PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+D.J Cooper3421210303
A+Walter Offutt3214114200
B+Nick Kellogg30921300
BReggie Keely311230021
B-Jon Smith19650001
B-Ricardo Johnson10322001
C+Stevie Taylor9302101
C-T.J. Hall8310000
D+Ivo Baltic21311113
-Travis Wilkins6000000

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