BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Courtney Lee scored 24 points and
grabbed 19 rebounds as Western Kentucky routed Northern Arizona
79-58 Saturday in an ESPN BracketBusters game.
The Hilltoppers (20-5), who have already won the East Division
of the Sun Belt Conference, outscored the Lumberjacks (19-8) of the
Big Sky Conference 48-30 in the second half to take control of the
The Hilltoppers led just 31-28 at halftime, but stretched the
margin to 26 points with 8:07 to play.
The victory extended Western Kentucky's winning streak to eight
games. The Hilltoppers have also won 14 of their past 15.
Anthony Winchester scored 21 points for the Hilltoppers, who
shot 52 percent from the floor.
Kelly Golob led Northern Arizona with 16 points, while Ruben
Boykin Jr. added 11.
The game was physical and sloppy at times, as Western Kentucky
turned the ball over 14 times in the first half, but had just five
miscues in the second half.