Scores

Final

Arkansas State 68

(9-11, 4-6 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 77

(16-5, 8-1 Sun Belt)

    3:00 PM ET, January 27, 2008

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    ARST 27 4168
    WKU 42 3577

    Top Performers

    Arkansas State: R. Wedel 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast

    Western Kentucky: C. Lee 33 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    W. Kentucky 77, Arkansas St. 68

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored a career-high 33 points and Western Kentucky hung on for a 77-68 victory over Arkansas State Sunday.

    The Hilltoppers (16-5, 8-1 Sun Belt) led by 15 points at halftime and by as many as 18 points with 15:28 to play, but the Indians rallied and closed to within three points on Ryan Wedel?s 3-point basket with 5:18 remaining.

    Lee then hit consecutive 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to extend Western Kentucky's lead back to 70-59 to seal the victory.

    Lee was 9 of 15 from the floor, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range and 10 of 13 at the free-throw line in eclipsing his previous career high of 31 points.

    Tyrone Brazelton added 20 points for the Hilltoppers, including a 3-point shot at the halftime buzzer that gave Western Kentucky a 42-27 lead at the break.

    Wedel paced Arkansas State with 23 points, while Kewain Gant added 16. The Indians played without leading scorer Adrian Banks, who was sidelined with an ankle injury.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    WKU
    Points 68 77
    FG Made-Attempted 27-53 (.509) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 18

    2007-08 Season

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