Scores

Final

W Kentucky 68

(21-8, 15-3 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 49

(17-13, 10-8 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 28, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    WKU 39 2968
    MTU 17 3249

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: O. Mendez-Valdez 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: C. O'Neil 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    W. Kentucky 68, Middle Tennessee 49

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Orlando Mendez-Valdez scored with 19 points, grabbed five rebounds and had five assists to lead Western Kentucky to a 68-49 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.

    A.J. Slaughter and Sergio Kerusch added 13 points apiece for the Hilltoppers (21-8, 15-3 Sun Belt Conference), who ended their regular season with a four-game winning streak.

    Western Kentucky opened the game with a 13-5 lead after Slaughter made a layup with 14:38 left in the first half. The Hilltoppers followed that with an 11-0 run, holding Middle Tennessee scoreless for more than seven minutes.

    Western Kentucky went into halftime with a 39-17 lead, controlling the rest of the contest.

    Montarrio Haddock paced the Blue Raiders (17-13, 10-8) with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. Calvin O'Neil and Kevin Kanaskie chipped in with 10 points apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    MTU
    Points 68 49
    FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-29 (.655) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 24 1

    2008-09 Season

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