The Detroit News
College Basketball : W. Michigan 91, Oakland 76
Rochester - The bruised and battered Western Michigan Broncos did what few teams have been able to do in past years Friday night at the O'rena, run Oakland off its own floor in handing the Grizzlies a 91-76 defeat before a near-capacity crowd of 3,415.
Western, with two starters sidelined by injuries, jumped out to a 14-5 lead with junior forward Nate Hutcheson scoring eight and making a pair of 3-pointers. Western never trailed, increasing its advantage to 18 at halftime (45-27) and extending the lead to as many as 23 to hand Oakland just its fourth home loss in the last three years.
And, Oakland coach Greg Kampe wasn't happy about it. When asked if it was in the game plan to leave Hutcheson open on the perimeter, he replied, "No, our defense is not designed to give anybody a wide-open shot with nobody 30 feet from them.
"Obviously, people who have been around a while don't see games like that in here very often,...