David Brown authored his second 20-point performance of the season, recording a game-high 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field while also contributing six rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Tucker Haymond continued his strong stretch of play with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals, and Austin Richie potted 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field.
The Broncos shot a solid 42.6 percent from the field in the game but struggled from the free throw line, going just 12 of 24 at the charity stripe. WMU did have a solid day taking the ball away from the Toreros, however, forcing them into 19 turnovers.
The lead was three points after Connar Tava hauled in his own miss and tipped the offensive rebound back to make it 49-46. Haymond struck again at the 12:53 mark to make it 51-49 with a three-pointer, The sophomore swiped the ball from Chris Anderson and laid it in on the fast break to tie it at 51-all.
Richie tied the score again with 10:56 remaining with a three from the left wing, and Brown gave the Broncos their first lead since midway through the first half with a pair of free throws after being fouled by Vasa Pusica on the fast break.
San Diego rallied back with a 9-0 run, however, re-taking a lead (65-56) with 7:44 remaining in the game. The Toreros pushed the lead to as many as 10 points the rest of the way. WMU cut the deficit to seven points in the final seconds of the game, but it was not enough to complete the comeback.
(Courtesy of WMU Athletics/MRO Edit)