W. Michigan 91, Oakland 76

Austin Richie scored 22 points and Mike Douglas added 19 to lead

Western Michigan to a 91-76 victory against Oakland on Friday


Matt Stainbrook had 16 points and Nate Hutcheson and Demetrius

Ward 12 apiece for the Broncos (5-7).

Reggie Hamilton scored 27 points, Travis Bader 17 and Drew

Valentine 10 for the Golden Grizzlies (8-6).

Western Michigan never trailed, and an early 3-point spree

helped it build a 27-12 lead with 8:49 left in the first half.

Hutcheson hit two shots from behind the arc and Ward, Richie and

Douglas added one each during the run.

Oakland trailed 45-27 at the break and got no closer than 10 in

the second half.

The win was the 150th at Western Michigan for coach Steve