Ohio beats Western Michigan in MAC tourney

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CLEVELAND (AP)—Michael Allen’s layup put Ohio up for good with 1:28 to play as Ohio beat Western Michigan 62-55 in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference basketball tournament Tuesday night.

Ohio (15-16) took the lead midway through the first half and held it until late in the game. David Kool and Michael Redell both hit 3-pointers and Flenard Whitfield followed with a bank shot that put Western Michigan (10-21) up 55-54 with 2:27 left.

After a turnover, Allen drove the length of the floor to make his layup. Ohio put the game away at the foul line as the Broncos failed to score again.

Jerome Tillman scored 14 points, while Allen, DeVaughn Washington and Steven Coleman added 12 each for the Bobcats.

Kool scored 10 points, the only Bronco to make it into double figures.

Ohio plays Bowling Green in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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