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White lifts Western Michigan over Central Michigan, 67-65

MOUNT PLEASANT (AP) — B. Artis White had 16 points and Greg Lee sank a baseline jumper with 1.7 seconds left as Western Michigan edged past Central Michigan 67-65 on Saturday.

Lee had 16 points and eight rebounds for Western Michigan (4-11, 3-7 Mid-American Conference). Josiah Freeman added 11 points.

Travon Broadway Jr. scored a career-high 29 points for the Chippewas (6-12, 2-9), whose losing streak stretched to five games. Caleb Huffman added 11 points. Malik Muhammad had 10 points and seven rebounds.

North Central 2017 alum Jason Whitens chipped in nine points, five rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of action for Western.

Whitens, a redshirt junior for the Broncos, is a starter at team captain.

The Broncos improve to 2-0 against the Chippewas for the season. Western Michigan defeated Central Michigan 76-61 on Dec. 18.

WMU travels to MAC opponent Buffalo on Tuesday for a 1 p.m. Central matinee, The Broncos game scheduled for Saturday versus Ohio University is currently postponed.

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