WMU men's basketball

David Brown and Thomas Wilder each scored 14 points, but it wasn't enough as Northern Illinois beat Western Michigan 65-63 Tuesday night in DeKalb, Ill. The Broncos (18-12, 9-8 MAC) entered the game with a chance of earning a bye in next week's MAC tournament, but the loss kept them in the No. 7 overall seed and locked them into hosting a first round game on Monday.

The Broncos improved to 17-11 overall and 8-7 in the Mid-American Conference with the win over the Cardinals

Senior guard Austin Richie hit his first field goal since coming back from injury

Broncos play next three games at home

Connar Tava scored all 16 points of his second half, including the winning basket