KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Thomas Wilder scored 19 points and Western Michigan defeated Ohio 69-60 on Saturday.
Reggie Jones added 13 points and Brandon Johnson 10 for the Broncos (15-10, 7-5 Mid-American Conference), who made only 13 of 21 free throws but were enough to help beat the Bobcats, who were 5 of 9. Western Michigan has won four of its last five games.
Teyvion Kirk led four starters in double figures with 14 points for Ohio (10-14, 3-9), which has lost five of its last six. Jordan Dartis and Gavin Block each made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Mike Laster added 12.
The Broncos led 26-21 at halftime and were up 10 with 15 minutes left in the game when Ohio caught up over the next five minutes, taking a one-point lead. The Broncos responded with nine straight points and made four free throws in the final 17 seconds to wrap up the win.