Central Michigan edges Western Michigan 70-65
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Chris Fowler scored 17 points, dished out nine assists and led Central Michigan to a 70-65 comeback win over Western Michigan on Saturday that gave the Chippewa's sole possession of second place in the Mid-American West.
Rayshawn Simmons contributed 13 points and Austin Steward added 11 for Central Michigan (16-5, 6-4), which trailed by nine at the break but outscored Western Michigan 40-26 over the final 20 minutes.
The Chippewas overtook Western Michigan (14-9, 5-5) during a 15-7 run midway through the second capped by back-to-back buckets from Fowler, making it 59-54 with 5:12 left. The Broncos tied it at 61 less than 3 minutes later with David Brown's layup, but John Simons sank a 3-pointer at the other end to put Central Michigan ahead for good.