Scores

Final

Evansville 77

(2-3, 0-3 away)

W Kentucky 84

(5-1, 3-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 6, 2005

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    EVAN 36 4177
    WKU 34 5084

    Top Performers

    Evansville: K. Anslinger 18 Pts, 3 Reb

    Western Kentucky: A. Winchester 29 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Western Kentucky 84, Evansville 77

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EVAN
    WKU
    Points 77 84
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 26-67 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-32 (.219) 9-25 (.360)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 23-41 (.561)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 34 (0/0) 27 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 10

    2005-06 Season

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