Ohio eases past Western Michigan 90-74

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP)—Tommy Freeman scored a career-high 30 points and tied a career-best with six 3-pointers, leading Ohio past Western Michigan 90-74 on Tuesday night.

Armon Bassett added 21 points, including five 3s, and a career-high nine assists for the Bobcats (13-11, 4-6 Mid-American Conference), who hit a season-high 14 of 23 3-pointers (60.9 percent) in the win. The Broncos finished just 8 of 23 from long range (34.8 percent).

Kenneth Van Kempen finished with 12 points and D.J. Cooper added 11 for Ohio.

Western Michigan got a pair of early 3s for a 6-2 lead, but Freeman hit his first 3-pointer of the game for Ohio, sparking a 10-0 run, and the Bobcats didn’t trail again.

Ohio led by 20 points at halftime and held on despite being outscored by the Broncos 49-45 in the second.

Martelle McLemore tied his career high with 24 points for the Broncos (13-11, 5-6).

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 W. Michigan
Martelle McLemore Martelle McLemore
9-15,  24 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Ohio
Tommy Freeman Tommy Freeman
11-15,  30 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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