Western Michigan goes up against Ohio on Friday. It takes place at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SportsTime Ohio. The Broncos lost to the Bobcats 61-59 on Jan. 12 and are 2-4 against them over the last four years.
A win here would help close the gap with Ohio in the MAC, who are in first place and just above Western Michigan in third place.
The 23 points and eight rebounds by Shayne Whittington helped the Broncos to a 70-55 victory over Eastern Michigan on Mar. 14. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 13.2 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game, and 1.6 blocks per game. In a 58-54 victory over Miami (OH) on Mar. 9, Jon Smith put up nine points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats. He is averaging 4.8 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.5 blocks per game. Ohio will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: effective field goal percentage at 54.3 and turnover percentage at 18.5.