DEARBORN, Mich. - The University of Northwestern Ohio men's basketball team gave up a big run to close the second half, and UM-Dearborn won its first Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference game of the season with a 63-53 win Wednesday.
The Wolves (2-23, 1-12 WHAC) broke open a 51-51 tie at the 3 minutes, 57 second mark with a 10-0 run. Julius Porter scored eight of his game-high 25 points in the run.
Earlier in the second half, Dearborn used a 14-7 run to open the half and take a 40-33 lead after the teams were tied 26-26 at halftime. The Racers rallied with an 11-0 run to take a 44-40 run, with Jake Bolyard scoring four points.
The Racers held a 16-5 lead after the first eight minutes of the game. Porter and the Wolves responded with two points and two assists during an 11-0 run to tie the game at 16-16.
Todd Watkins led the Racers with 16 points, adding six rebounds and two steals. Bolyard had 14 points, two assists and two steals.
The Racers (6-19, 1-12 WHAC) made just 22-of-59 from the floor, hitting only 5-of-25 from 3-point range. Meanwhile, the Wolves were 23-of-41 from the field.
Siena Heights University is next up for UNOH; the Racers host the WHAC matchup at 3 p.m. Saturday.