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Junior Josh Davis nearly recorded a double-double, ending the game with a career-high 27 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Davis knocked down a career-high five threes and went a staggering 8-of-12 from the floor. At the free-throw line, the Detroit, Mich., native went a perfect 6-for-6.
For the first time this season, senior Drake LaMont registered double digit rebounds, grabbing 10 to go along with eight points. Fellow senior Thomas Wilder filled the stat sheet with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists against the Cougars.
Off the bench, freshman Michael Flowers set a new career-high with 12 points, going 4-of-5 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the three-point line. Sophomore Adida Ikongshul crashed the boards for the Broncos, earning a season-high seven rebounds in 15 minutes.
Overall, it was a good night for the brown and gold on the boards, registering a season-high 50 rebounds. It’s the first game WMU has had at least 50 rebounds since grabbing 62 against Marygrove on Nov. 11, 2016.
WMU ends non-conference play with an overall record of 8-5, marking the most non-conference wins since 2014. The Broncos begin Mid-American Conference play on Tuesday, Jan.2 at home against Akron. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
The three-point barrage began early for WMU as the Broncos hit nine threes’ in the first half alone. WMU gained its first double digit lead at the 11-minute mark of the first half after embarking on a 12-2 run, with nine of the 12 points coming from long distance.
Davis had 17 of his career-high 27 points in the first stanza and at one point had more points than the entire Chicago State team. After shooting 47.2 percent from the field, the Broncos took a 49-28 lead into halftime.
The second half was tightly contested as both Chicago State and Western Michigan scored 43 points. CSU cut the lead to 18 late in the period, but that was the closest the Cougars got as WMU made five of its last six field goals to secure its second straight victory.
(Courtesy of WMU Athletics)