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Expectations for Western Michigan for the 2014-15 season

The Western Michigan Broncos' season ended in the NCAA Tournament against the three seed Syracuse Orange 77-53. The Broncos finished the season with a 23-10 record and won the MAC championship.

The Broncos also ended the season winning 14 out their last 16 games. It was a successful season for the Broncos as they had a great conference record 14-4 and played two other NCAA Tournament teams in non-conference. To begin the season, they defeated New Mexico State at a neutral site 70-64 and then on November 20th loss to North Dakota State 83-74.

Despite those two non-conference losses, the future is bright for Western Michigan. This year, their leading scorers were seniors David Brown and Shayne Whittington. Brown averaged 19.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, while Whittington almost averaged a double-double consisting of 16.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. With these two players leaving, expect sophomore forward Connar Tava to step up.

This year, he had a bigger role in the offense averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. In the MAC championship game versus Toledo, he scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out three assists. This season alone he had four 20 plus point games.

The road back to the MAC championship will not be easy as the Toledo Rockets are returning their leading scorer in junior Julius Brown, who averaged 14.9 points per game this season. In the Eastern division, there are three competitive teams in the Buffalo Bulls, Akron Zips, and Ohio University Bobcats. Out of those three teams, the most dangerous is the Ohio University Bobcats.

The Ohio University Bobcats finished the season with a 25-12 record. They also played in the CIT and return their second leading scorer in junior forward Maurice Ndour. If anything, the 2013-14 season showed us that #MACtion is back and better than ever.

This post was submitted by one of our esteemed readers and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or thoughts of Hustle Belt or SB Nation.

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