WMU News

Men's basketball team falls to 4-9 MAC

Feb. 9, 2000

MUNCIE, Ind. -- WMU's men's basketball team looks to end a four-game losing streak when they host arch-rival Central Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 12, at University Arena. The Broncos dropped an 80-60 decision at MAC West leader Ball State on Wednesday (Feb. 9).

Starting time for Saturday's match has been shifted to 2 p.m. to accommodate television coverage of the game. Following the men's contest, the Bronco women's basketball team will host Ball State, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

With the loss at Ball State, the Bronco men fall to 8-14 for all games and 4-9 in the Mid-American Conference. WMU has lost four in a row and five of its past six contests, all against conference opponents.

Senior Tony Barksdale led WMU with 17 points at Ball State. Classmate Rod Brown had 10 points, a team-high seven assists, and five rebounds. Freshman Taylor Bro had five points and led the Broncos with nine rebounds.

Bronco men's basketball can be heard on the Bronco Radio Network (Flagship station WFAT-96.5 FM Kalamazoo), and via broadcast.com on the Bronco Web site <www.wmubroncos.com>.

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

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