Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 53

(12-14, 7-8 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 65

(18-9, 10-5 Sun Belt)

    2:00 PM ET, February 10, 2007

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MTU 23 3053
    WKU 29 3665

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: T. Blue 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Kentucky: J. Evans 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 Blk

    W. Kentucky 65, Middle Tennessee 53

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Freshman Jeremy Evans scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Western Kentucky to a 65-53 victory Saturday over Middle Tennessee.

    Evans made a perfect 5-of-5 from the floor, including a pair of alley-oop dunks, and recorded three steals for the Hilltoppers (18-9, 10-5 Sun Belt Conference).

    Western Kentucky shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half (11-of-22) to slowly pull away from the Blue Raiders (12-14, 7-8 SBC). The Hilltoppers outscored Middle Tennessee State 15-6 over a six-minute stretch of the second half to take control of the game and a 52-39 lead with 8:19 to play. Butch Jointers 3-point basket from the top of the key with a shot clock expiring capped the Western Kentucky run.

    In addition to Evans, Courtney Lee and Tyrone Brazelton also led the Hilltoppers with 11 points each, while A.J. Slaughter came off the bench to add 10.

    Middle Tennessees Tim Blue led all scorers with 12 points, while Kevin Kanaskie added 11 for the Blue Raiders.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    WKU
    Points 53 65
    FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 22-46 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 14

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