WMU men's basketball

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan men's basketball season lives on as the Broncos have accepted a bid to play in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament and will host a first round game Wednesday. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Western Michigan had no answer for Akron's shooting Wednesday night as the Broncos fell to the Zips, 58-45, in the second round of the MAC tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI - David Brown put the Western Michigan men's basketball on his back Monday night. The sixth-year senior scored 34 points and the Broncos need every one of them as they rallied to beat Ohio 82-74 in the first round of the MAC Tournament. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI - You almost get the feeling the Western Michigan men's basketball team wants to play five games in the Mid-American Conference tournament next week when talking to players and coaches. The Broncos have had illness, injuries, ups, downs, good wins and bad losses. When coach Steve Hawkins has had every player healthy and dressed WMU has been a good team - 7-1 in MAC play as a matter of fact.

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.