CLEVELAND (AP) Shereef Mitchell had 15 points as third-seeded Ohio knocked off sixth-seeded Western Michigan 82-55 Thursday night in the Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Ohio will play second-seeded Akron in the second of two semifinal games Friday. night. Bowling Green, the No. 5 seed, faces eighth-seeded Kent State in the other semi.

Mitchell had six steals for the Bobcats (20-12). Miles Brown shot 4 of 9 from the field, including 2 for 3 from 3-point range, and went 3 for 3 from the line to add 13 points. Jaylin Hunter had 13 points and went 5 of 14 from the field (1 for 7 from 3-point range). The Bobcats extended their winning streak to six games.

B. Artis White led the way for the Broncos (12-20) with 12 points. Owen Lobsinger added 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for Western Michigan. Jefferson Monegro finished with eight points.

Ohio took the lead with 18:28 remaining in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 35-22 at halftime, with Mitchell racking up 11 points. Ohio pulled away with a 7-0 run in the second half to extend a 12-point lead to 19 points. They outscored Western Michigan by 14 points in the final half, as Aidan Hadaway led the way with a team-high nine second-half points.


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