WMU News

Broncos defeat Toledo for second MAC win

Jan. 19, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Thadus Williams had a career night as WMU's men's basketball team defeated visiting Toledo, 77-73, at University Arena on Wednesday (Jan. 19).

Williams, a senior from Indianapolis, had a team-high 22 points, five rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and also contributed a team-leading five assists.

With the win, Western Michigan improves to 6-9 overall and 2-4 in the Mid-American Conference. The Broncos have won two of their past three contests, all in MAC competition.

Senior Rod Brown had 17 points and six rebounds for WMU. Freshman Taylor Bro (Rockford, Mich.) came up just shy of the second double-double of his young career with 10 points and nine rebounds. In just 17 minutes of action off the bench, senior Tony Barksdale scored 13 points, including four points at the end of the contest to give the Broncos the win.

The Broncos are next in action on Saturday, Jan. 22, when they travel to Athens, Ohio, for a 3 p.m. match with Ohio University. WMU continues on the road Jan. 26 at Buffalo, and returns home Saturday, Jan. 29, for a 2:30 p.m. game with Miami University.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4138; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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