The Broncos (12-15, 8-7 MAC) have now won six of their last seven, while UT 14-14, 7-8 MAC) dropped its second game in three outings. The Rockets have now been part of eight overtime games, winning three. Two of those victories came in November.
Junior Thomas Wilder scored 30 of . . .
Sophomore Bryce Moore knocked down the game-winning shot in overtime, a 3-pointer from the wing with 29 seconds on the clock for his only points of the game.
Toledo scored first in OT on a jumper by Jaelen Sanford, but Haymond responded with a 3-pointer. Wilder then hit back-to-back buckets to book end a layup by Toledo's Steve Taylor to put WMU up three.
UT's Nate Navigato hit a 3-pointer knot the score at 56-56 with 45 seconds remaining, but then Moore, who had been 0-for-6 shooting, hit his lone three off a kick-out from Wilder.
Wilder also had seven rebounds, three assists and four steals. His performance was his second 30-point game in the last three contests. A week ago he dropped 38 against Bowling Green, 31 of those coming in the second half.
Junior Drake LaMont turned in a double-double for the Broncos with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Taylor paced the Rockets with 17 points and 23 rebounds. Junior Jonathan Williams added a dozen, while sophomore Jaelan Sanford chipped in 11 points. Navigato was held to five points, half his scoring average.
Both Western Michigan and Toledo shot around a 34-percent clip for the game. Toledo out-rebounded WMU 54-39. Each team made 11 free throws.
The Broncos committed just four turnovers - all of those coming in the first half. UT gave the ball away 15 times, which WMU converted into 17 points.
WMU closes out the regular season with two of three at home. The Broncos are a game behind Ball State (18-10, 9-6) in the MAC West standings and host the Cardinals on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Toledo, now two games off the pace, hosts Central Michigan Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
(Courtesy of WMU Athletics)