Western Michigan withstood a storm of three-pointers, winning a mid-season Mid-American Conference battle with Miami, 73-64.
The RedHawks found themselves trailing 36-35 at the half, despite going 10-of-11 from beyond the arc. Miami (5-14, 1-6 MAC) knocked down its first seven three-pointers, but watched the Broncos answer every bucket with one of their own.
Western Michigan (10-11, 4-3) went ahead for good thanks to an 11-0 run late in the first half. The stretch started with WMU trailing 30-25 before the Broncos took a 36-30 edge and never gave it up.
In the second half, WMU pushed its lead to 54-42 and made sure that the RedHawks never had a chance to come back.
Flenard Whitfield led the Broncos with 23 points, helping WMU get above .500 in the MAC.
Brian Sullivan led Miami with 20 points, going 6-for-8 from three-point range. Julian Mavunga added 17 for the last place RedHawks.
The Broncos are now 9-0 at home this season and have beaten Miami in back-to-back seasons. Western Michigan will try to go 10-0 at home on Wednesday when Bowling Green comes to town for a 7 p.m. contest.