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Western Michigan Broncos (13-19)


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@ BallSt 
L 61-71
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vs. NIU 
W 72-69
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vs. EastMi 
W 70-54
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@ CentMi 
L 68-85
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@ Toledo 
L 73-76
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WMU promotes assistant Bates to head basketball coach

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Western Michigan promoted Clayton Bates to be its basketball coach Saturday, with its athletic director saying the coronavirus crisis impacted the school's search.

Bates was previously an associate head coach for WMU. He replaces Steve Hawkins, whose tenure ended this month after 17 seasons.

"I decided to change leadership of our program days before the COVID-19 crisis emerged. A comprehensive national search in this time of anxiety, despite exceedingly strong national interest in the position, just didn't sit well with me," athletic director Kathy Beauregard said in a statement.

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Leaders
Points: M. Flowers17.0
Rebounds: B. Johnson8.1
Assists: M. Flowers3.3
FG%: B. Johnson45.9%
FT%: M. Flowers84.4%
3P%: M. Flowers36.8%
Steals: K. Wilkins1.0
Blocks: B. Johnson1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 24-7
Bowling Green 12-6 21-10
Buffalo 11-7 20-12
Kent State 9-9 20-12
Ohio 8-10 17-15
Miami (OH) 5-13 13-19
West
Ball State 11-7 18-13
Northern Illinois 11-7 18-13
Toledo 8-10 17-15
Central Michigan 7-11 14-18
Eastern Michigan 6-12 16-16
Western Michigan 6-12 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.4 (232)
Rebounds: 8.7 (274)
Assists: 11.1 (320)
FG%: 42.8% (229)
FT%: 71.5% (156)
3P%: 33.7% (165)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.1 (256)
Rebounds: 26.3 (119)
Assists: 12.2 (155)
FG%: 43.3% (207)
FT%: 68.8% (91)
3P%: 33.1% (189)
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