Scores

Final

FIU 60

(5-10, 2-3 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 76

(12-5, 4-1 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2008

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    FIU 25 3560
    WKU 35 4176

    Top Performers

    Florida International: N. Gacesa 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Western Kentucky: C. Lee 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    W. Kentucky 76, Fla. International 60

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored 19 points as Western Kentucky coasted to a 76-60 Sun Belt Conference victory over Florida International Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers (12-5, 4-1 Sun Belt) used a 9-0 run near the end of the first half to take a 35-22 lead and were never challenged after that.

    The Golden Panthers (5-10, 2-3) trailed by as many as 22 points with 12:18 to play in the second half and never got closer than 14 the rest of the way.

    Lee made 6 of 14 shots from the floor, including one 3-pointer, and all six of his free throws to lead the Hilltoppers, who hit 16 of 28 shots (57 percent) from the floor in the second half and converted 50 percent of their shots (29 of 57) for the game.

    Lee was the only Hilltopper to finish in double figures, but Steffphon Pettigrew and Tyrone Brazelton scored nine points each.

    Nikola Gacesa scored 13 points to lead the Golden Panthers, while Alex Galindo added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    WKU
    Points 60 76
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 29-57 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-6 (.333) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-29 (.552) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 22

    2007-08 Season

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