BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Anthony Winchester scored 29 points to
lead Western Kentucky to an 84-77 victory over a stubborn
Evansville team Tuesday night.
The Hilltoppers (5-1) led by as many as 12 points with 8:13 to
play, but allowed the Purple Aces (2-3) to rally and take a brief
66-65 lead at the 5:24 mark, before coming back with a 19-6 run to
close the game.Evansville stayed in reach with help from Western Kentucky's
struggling free-throw shooting. The Hilltoppers were just 23-of-41
(56 percent) from the line, including 15-of-31 (48 percent) in the
second half.Winchester became the 17th player in Western history to score
1,300 points in his career. He also passed Wayne Chapman for 17th
place on the Hilltoppers' all-time scoring list with 1,303 points.Courtney Lee, who finished 8-of-10 at the free-throw line,
finished with 16 points for the Hilltoppers.Kyle Anslinger led Evansville with 18 points, while Eric Ottens
added 14, Bradley Strickland 13 and Jason Holsinger 12.