Ohio 61 at W. Michigan 59

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Cooper lifts Ohio over Western Michigan 61-59
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP)—D.J. Cooper had 16 points and six assists, leading Ohio to a 61-59 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday.

Reggie Keely added 10 points for the Bobcats (11-5, 2-0 Mid-American), who overcame 17 turnovers and held on after leading by 12 points midway through the second half.

Jared Klein led Western Michigan (8-7, 0-1) with a career-high 18 points. Shayne Whittington added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Broncos, who shot just 28 percent from the field.

Ohio used a 12-2 run to build a 43-31 lead with 12:47 remaining, and still led by 10 with 8:35 to go.

A 19-6 Broncos run got them within 58-55 with 2:26 left, and a steal and layup by Klein with 7 seconds to go made it 60-59. Cooper hit 1 of 2 free throws for Ohio with 6 seconds left, and a 3-point attempt by Brown at the buzzer missed for Western Michigan.

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 Ohio
D.J. Cooper D.J. Cooper
5-11,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists
 W. Michigan
Jared Klein Jared Klein
3-9,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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