Eastern (9-11, 3-4 MAC) was able to build its lead thanks to a high-powered first half that saw the Green and White score 49 points and shoot 52.6 percent from the floor.
Western (6-14, 0-7 MAC) cut its early deficit to just one at the 8:43 mark, but EMU built its lead to 12 at the break and never looked back. The Eagles put the game away thanks to a 15-0 run that lasted over five minutes, turning an 11-point margin into 26.
Eastern Michigan's "Big Three" made their presence known in the game as redshirt senior Elijah Minnie led the way with 29 points, tying his career high. Senior James Thompson IV was a force inside, scoring 14 points and pulling down 14 rebounds, good for his ninth double-double of the season.
Redshirt senior Paul Jackson notched his second career double-double thanks to 12 points and 10 assists. Sophomore Kevin McAdoo added 16 points, knocking down 3-of-6 from downtown.
Seth Dugan was the only Bronco to reach double figures, hitting 12-of-16 shots from the field on the way to 29 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double on the day.
For the game, Eastern out-shot Western, 47.9 percent to 41.7 percent, while also doubling up the Broncos from downtown, as the Eagles knocked down 11 three-pointers to the Broncos' five. Eastern's 11 threes marked the second time this season that the Green and White topped double-digits from downtown.
EMU's ability to force turnovers proved to be a vital part of the Eagles' big day. They forced the Broncos into 16 turnovers, while committing just seven themselves. Eastern also scored 27 points off WMU's miscues.
The Eagles also held advantages in rebounding (43 to 36), points in the paint (45 to 36), and second chance points (23 to 14).