Updated: Western Michigan (8-5) Faces Akron (9-4)

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  Western Michigan 19 24 43 +14.0
  Akron 25 40 65 -14.0
Wed, Jan 09 2013, 07:00 PM EST

James A. Rhodes Arena
Akron, OH
Attendance: 2,565

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Wednesday is a date fans have been waiting for as Akron hosts Western Michigan in a MAC action. Tip-off occurs at 7:00 EST.

Both teams are jockeying for early position in the MAC. The Broncos are 8-5 overall and playing their first MAC game Meanwhile, the Zips have a record of 9-4 and this is also their first conference game. However, the Zips advantage is not evident in the RPI, where they're ranked No. 109 and the Broncos are ranked No. 48. Akron has won five games straight. It will be interesting to see if they can slow that down.

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Akron appears to have an edge in one significant area, scoring, where the Zips have the upper hand over the Broncos, 78 pts/game to 67 pts/game. Last season, the Broncos lost to the Zips 69-66. Over the past four years, Western Michigan has a record of 0-6 against Akron, including 0-2 at James A. Rhodes Arena.

StatSmack! Western Michigan is better than Akron
  • Kalamazoo isn't as congested as Akron (population is significantly lower).
  • More violent crime happens in Akron so be careful if you visit (when compared to Kalamazoo -- according to the FBI).
  • Darius Paul is ranked 7th in the MAC in rebounds.
  • Shayne Whittington is ranked 2nd in the MAC in rebounds and 5th in the MAC in blocks.
WMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Darius Paul 28 12 7 2 1 0 2
B S. Whittington 27 12 8 1 0 2 2
B- Nate Hutcheson 32 13 6 1 1 1 3
C Brandon Pokley 31 10 3 1 0 0 2
C Austin Richie 27 6 2 4 0 0 2
C- Connar Tava 15 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Jared Klein 16 5 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Tim Brennan 4 1 0 0 1 0 1
D+ Nick Stapert 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Taylor Perry 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Charles Harris 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Dan Loney 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
D H. Hoerdemann 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D A.J. Avery 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
AKR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Zeke Marshall 25 13 7 1 1 4 1
C+ D. Treadwell 22 11 6 1 1 0 2
C+ Alex Abreu 27 9 2 6 1 0 3
C Nick Harney 18 10 4 2 1 1 1
C Jake Kretzer 23 8 4 1 1 0 1
C Brian Walsh 24 8 3 1 1 0 1
C C. Gilliam 20 7 2 1 1 0 1
C- Pat Forsythe 14 5 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Reggie McAdams 13 4 1 0 1 0 0
D+ Deji Ibitayo 13 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Jonas Stalyga 2 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Blake Justice 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D C. Betancourt 11 2 1 2 1 0 2
D Darius Hoisten 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Luke Avsec 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

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MAC Standings

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1 Toledo 27-7 14-4
 1WMU 23-10 14-4
3 Buffalo 19-10 13-5
4 Akron 21-13 12-6
5 Ohio 25-12 11-7
6 Emich 22-15 10-8
7 NIU 15-17 8-10
7 Miami (OH) 13-18 8-10
9 Kent State 16-16 7-11
10 Bowling Green 12-20 6-12
11 CMU 10-21 3-15
12 Ball State 5-25 2-16
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#35 Charles Harris So G/F 6-5 195
#1 Tucker Haymond So G/F 6-6 220
#4 Jared Klein Jr G 6-2 175
#42 Drake LaMont Fr C 6-10 240
#31 Mario Matasovic So F 6-8 215
#40 K. McCormick So F 6-8 215
#32 Taylor Perry Jr G 6-5 200
#22 Austin Richie Sr G 6-3 185
#2 Connar Tava Jr F 6-6 235
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