Western Michigan needs overtime to escape Oakland, 85-77
The Broncos (2-1) bounced back from a 90-64 loss at Ole Miss Saturday.
Brad Brechting got the Golden Grizzlies even twice in overtime, hitting two straight free throws to tie it at 75-75, then knocking down a jumper in answer to a Seth Dugan dunk with 2:20 remaining, but those were the last points Oakland would score. Davis’ 3-point play made it 80-77, Jared Printy hit a 3 and Dugan hit a pair of free throws to set the final score.
Karmari Newman hit a 3-pointer with :17 left in regulation to pull Oakland even and force overtime.
Newman finished with 18 points and Xavier Hill-Nais added 17 for Oakland (1-2).