Western opens MAC play with win over Central

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—David Kool had 26 points and nine rebounds as he led Western Michigan past Central Michigan 72-63 Sunday night.

Andre Ricks scored 17 points off the bench for the Broncos (4-10, 1-0 Mid-American Conference). Ricks had scored just 16 points in seven previous games this season.

Western Michigan spotted the Chippewas a 2-0 lead, but staged a 12-0 run to establish a 15-4 lead that Central Michigan (3-10, 0-1) couldn’t recover from.

Marcus Van had 18 points and six rebounds for the Chippewas while Jeremy Bitzer had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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