Scores

Final

SE Missouri St 53

(1-3, 0-3 away)

W Kentucky 74

(4-0, 3-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 1, 2004

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    SEMO 31 2253
    WKU 39 3574

    Top Performers

    SE Missouri St: R. Golson 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky: A. Winchester 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    Western Kentucky 74, SE Missouri State 53

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee and Anthony Winchester scored 19 points apiece as undefeated Western Kentucky beat Southeast Missouri 74-53 Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers (4-0) held an eight-point lead at halftime and added to that lead over the Indians (1-3) in the second half until it reached 72-42 with 3:54 to play.

    Lee had the hot hand for Western Kentucky, making 6-of-12 shots from the floor, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

    The Hilltoppers dominated with rebounding and defense. Western Kentucky had 25 offensive rebounds in the game, compared to just 11 for Southeast Missouri.

    Winchester and Boris Siakam had six offensive rebounds each for the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky also forced 28 turnovers, while committing just 12.

    Southeast Missouri stayed close in the first half by shooting 50 percent from the floor before halftime. The Indians converted just 10-of-24 shots from the floor in the second half, including 0-for-6 on 3-point shots.

    Dainmon Gonner led the Indians with 12 points. Reggie Golson and Terrick Willoughby added 11 points each. Waylon Francis finished with 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SEMO
    WKU
    Points 53 74
    FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 25-70 (.357)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 30

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