Bryan E. Paas
The Broncos rolled past Duquesne to for their biggest win of the year.
The Broncos prevailed in what would prove to be a hard fought battle against the Dukes. For the first time all season WMU managed push back. The Dukes came out with some physical play in the first half that would lead to a technical foul by Duquesne’s B.J. Monteiro. Instead of shying away from the physicalness of the game, the Broncos managed to embrace the physical play on the boards out rebounding the Dukes 18-11 in the first half.
With the injury to starting point guard David Brown late in the first half, Demetrius Ward stepped up in his absence by dropping 13 points on 5-6 shooting from the field. The Broncos went into the half with a comfortable 44-29 lead.
The Broncos came out firing in the second half, scoring on 3 of their first 4 possessions. Nate Hutcheson would pick up where Ward left off exploding for 10 of the Broncos first 17 points.