CBI Tournament - North Dakota State vs Western Michigan Recap - Western Michigan Wins 72-71

CBI Tournament - North Dakota State vs Western Michigan Recap - Western Michigan Wins 72-71

Western Michigan got 18 points from Shayne Whittington en route to a 72-71 victory over North Dakota State on Wednesday at University Arena.

Western Michigan won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs.

Brandon Pokley had 15 points for Western Michigan and David Brown chipped in with 12 points. David Brown had 3 assists for them, while Connar Tava was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

North Dakota State got a 23-point performance from TrayVonn Wright, who was supported by 19 points from Lawrence Alexander. Taylor Braun had 11 assists in a losing cause for North Dakota State, while TrayVonn Wright grabbed 8 rebounds.

Western Michigan hit the break trailing 32-28 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored North Dakota State as they grabbed 36 boards, while Western Michigan only had 34.