Kyle Randall and Blake Hibbitts scored 14 points each for the Chippewas (9-10, 2-4).
Western Michigan led 33-29 early in the second half before Hutcheson, Pokley and Brown each hit a 3-pointer during a run that pushed the cushion to double digits. Central Michigan got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
The Chippewas shot just 29.8 percent (14 of 47) from the floor and were outrebounded 42-27.
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