Broncos Battle Miami in Thursday Matinee


KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Western Michigan men’s basketball team welcomes Miami to University Arena on Thursday, Feb. 25 at Noon for its second meeting of the season with the RedHawks.   

Thursday, Feb. 25 • 12:00 p.m. • Kalamazoo, Mich. • University Arena
Western Michigan Broncos (4-13, 3-9 MAC) vs. Miami RedHawks (10-9, 7-7 MAC)

Series Record vs. Miami: WMU trails 50-82
Last Meeting: Jan. 30, 2021 – Oxford, Ohio  – WMU 56, Miami 65

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Radio
• Bronco Radio Network – Robin Hook (PBP)
Stations • WZOX – 96.5 FM: Kalamazoo (flagship)
Watch Live vs. Miami:  ESPN Plus (Connor Clingen – PBP, Joe Haklin – Color)

Scouting the Broncos

Playing its first game since Feb. 16 the Western Michigan men’s basketball team enters Thursday’s contest with an overall record of 4-13 and 3-9 in Mid-American Conference play. WMU is coming off a 76-69 home loss to Kent State and has split its last four contests.

RedHawks Down

The Broncos have won six of the last seven and 12 of the last 14 meetings against Miami. Western Michigan has not lost at home to Miami since Feb. 9, 2016.

Re-Match With Miami

Despite having three players score in double figures, Western Michigan was unable to pull out a road victory in a 65-56 loss to Miami on Jan. 30. Senior forward Greg Lee led the Broncos with a game-high 20 points.

Evenly Matched

The last six meetings between WMU and Miami have been decided by single digits. The average margin of victory between the two programs during the six-game stretch has been 3.4 points.

Double Digit White

In 17 games this season, sophomore B. Artis White has scored in double figures in 14 to lead the Broncos. For his career, White has registered 24 games in double figures.

LEE-ding the Way

Over the past five games, senior forward Greg Lee is averaging 16.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Brown & Gold. Lee is also shooting a stellar 56.9 percent from the field.

WMU’s Big Three

Western Michigan has been led by the trio of B. Artis White, Greg Lee and Titus Wright. The trio has combined to score 564 points this season, accounting for 52.3 percent of WMU’s total offense.

That 70’s Show

In the past three season the Broncos have an overall record of 57-35 when scoring over 70 points.

Seeking a Trip Back to Cleveland

WMU seeks its first trip back to Cleveland for the MAC Tournament since 2016. This season the top eight teams qualify for the tournament after the elimination of first round campus site games due to Covid-19.

What’s Ahead

It will be a quick turnaround for the Broncos who travel to square off with MAC leader Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 27. Tip-off is set for 5:00 p.m. inside Savage Arena. WMU then heads to Northern Illinois on Tuesday, March 2.

 





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