Scores

Final

North Texas 67

(12-9, 5-5 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 71

(14-7, 8-2 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    UNT 34 3367
    WKU 25 4671

    Top Performers

    North Texas: D. Johnson 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Western Kentucky: A. Slaughter 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    W. Kentucky 71, North Texas 67

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A.J. Slaughter had 10 of his 22 points in the final five minutes and Western Kentucky rallied to beat North Texas 71-67 on Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers (14-7, 8-2 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 34-25 at halftime and took their first lead with 2:30 left in the game on a Slaughter 3-pointer.

    The Mean Green (12-9, 5-5) regained a one-point edge on Dominique Johnson's runner in the lane with 50 seconds left. Then Jeremy Evans scored for the Hilltoppers, Collin Dennis' potential game-typing shot fell short and Sergio Kerusch's free throws sealed the win for Western Kentucky.

    The Hilltoppers had nine turnovers and 4-for-12 free-throw shooting in the first half, but shot 58.3 percent from the field (14 of 24) in the second half.

    Steffphon Pettigrew added 15 points for the Hilltoppers.

    Johnson led the Mean Green with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    WKU
    Points 67 71
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 18-32 (.563)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 4

    2008-09 Season

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