So, what's in the news ... [digs hands in pockets] ... CBS's bracketology now has WMU as the MAC's automatic tournament bid? Did you see this? Did you hear about this? It's a bit surprising, but then again so is the Broncos nice start. And all the credit goes to them for being tied at halftime with the nationally-ranked Wolfpack. At that point, NCSU just took off.
Western did rebound well, grabbing 20 offensive boards to NCSU's 10. Darius Paul finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nate Hutcheson scored a team-high 16 points and Shayne Whittington provided 14.