Scores

Final

North Texas 70

(20-11, 10-8 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 84

(25-6, 16-2 Sun Belt)

    10:00 PM ET, March 9, 2008

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    UNT 28 4270
    WKU 37 4784

    Top Performers

    North Texas: J. White 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Western Kentucky: C. Lee 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Blk

    W. Kentucky 84, North Texas 70

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored 21 points and Western Kentucky advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament with an 84-70 win over defending champion North Texas Sunday night.

    Tyrone Brazelton added 17 points for the Hilltoppers (25-6), who have won their tournament opener in 10 of the past 11 seasons. They will play Arkansas-Little Rock Monday night for a berth in the championship game.

    North Texas (20-11) closed to within 42-41 early in the second half before Western Kentucky took control with a 14-4 run and eventually built its lead to 19 points.

    Lee, the Sun Belt player of the year, made just 6-of-17 shots but got plenty of scoring help.

    Orlando Mendez-Valdez finished with 14 points while A.J. Slaughter had 10. The Hilltoppers made 10-of-19 3-pointers.

    Josh White's 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting led North Texas. Ben Bell added 12 points and Justin Howerton had 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    WKU
    Points 70 84
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 27-60 (.450)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-26 (.615) 20-30 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2007-08 Season

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