NCAA Men's Basketball

Western Michigan beats Southern 85-70 in Emerald Opener

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Seth Dugan scored 28 points, Josh Davis added 24 and Western Michigan took an 85-70 victory over Southern in the opener of the Emerald Coast Classic on Friday.

Dugan scored 17 points and Davis 16 in the first half as the Broncos (4-2) took command early, leading 52-34 after shooting 71 percent before the break.

The Jaguars used a 10-2 run to get within 65-60 with 6:45 remaining but WMU responded with a 13-2 run with seven points from Wilkins and six by Davis to lead by 17 with three minutes left.

Dugan finished 11 of 15 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds and Davis 9 of 9 with seven boards. The Broncos finished at 57 percent shooting, making 10 of 22 from the arc.

Eddie Reese scored 22 points to lead five Jaguars (0-5) in double figures.

Nicholls State, North Carolina Central, George Mason, Cincinnati, Baylor and Mississippi are also in the two-day tournament.

Updated November 23, 2018