Scores

Final

UL Monroe 75

(10-18, 4-12 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 86

(22-6, 14-2 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    ULM 34 4175
    WKU 41 4586

    Top Performers

    Louisiana-Monroe: T. Hooper 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Western Kentucky: C. Lee 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    W. Kentucky 86, Louisiana-Monroe 75

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored 26 points to lead Western Kentucky to an 86-75 win over Louisiana-Monroe Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers (22-6, 14-2 Sun Belt Conference East Division) got off to a sluggish start, trailing the Warhawks (10-18, 4-12 SBC West) for most of the first 10 minutes of the first half.

    But Western went on a 14-2 run at the 10-minute mark in the second half to take a 70-59 lead and never looked back. The Hilltoppers led 41-34 at halftime

    Tony Hooper led Louisiana-Monroe with 26 points, and Raphelle Turner had 12 points.

    Western Kentucky coach Darrin Horn said he's seen steady progress in his team throughout the season.

    "What this team has done a good job of all year is that we've improved week-to-week along the way," he said.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULM
    WKU
    Points 75 86
    FG Made-Attempted 25-49 (.510) 30-58 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 20-27 (.741)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 14

    2007-08 Season

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