Scores

Final

FIU 66

(11-18, 6-10 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 79

(19-8, 13-3 Sun Belt)

    6:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    FIU 18 4866
    WKU 36 4379

    Top Performers

    Florida International: F. Asprilla 21 Pts, 15 Reb

    Western Kentucky: S. Kerusch 26 Pts, 12 Reb

    W. Kentucky 79, Fla. International 66

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Sergio Kerusch scored 26 points and Western Kentucky defeated Florida International 79-66 on Saturday night, becoming the 14th men's basketball program in NCAA Division I history to reach 1,600 wins.

    Western Kentucky (19-8, 13-3 Sun Belt Conference) led 16-10 with 10:01 left in the first half before outscoring the Golden Panthers 20-5 until halftime. The Hilltoppers led 36-18 at the break.

    Steffphon Pettigrew scored 17 points and A.J. Slaughter added 11 for Western Kentucky. Kerusch, who had 15 points in the first half, also had 12 rebounds.

    The Golden Panthers (11-18, 6-10) were led by Freddy Asprilla, who tallied his ninth double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Alex Galindo scored 13 points.

    On his second free throw with 8:27 left in the first half, Galindo became the 13th player at FIU to score 1,000 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    WKU
    Points 66 79
    FG Made-Attempted 24-63 (.381) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 6-24 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-26 (.500) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2008-09 Season

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