Scores

Final

North Texas 70

(20-12, 11-7 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 77

(23-8, 15-3 Sun Belt)

    7:30 PM ET, March 9, 2009

    1 2 T
    UNT 38 3270
    WKU 35 4277

    Top Performers

    North Texas: D. Johnson 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Western Kentucky: S. Kerusch 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    W. Kentucky 77, North Texas 70

    Associated Press

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- A.J. Slaughter scored 22 points, including a pair of big 3-pointers in the final five minutes that sent Western Kentucky to a 77-70 victory over North Texas in the Sun Belt semifinals Monday night.

    North Texas (20-12) tied the game at 58 on Adam McCoy's 3-pointer with just over five minutes remaining. Slaughter answered immediately with two 3s of his own to make it 64-58 and rescue the top-seeded Hilltoppers (23-8) during a poor night of outside shooting.

    Slaughter's shots started a 10-0 run that Sergio Kerusch capped with a three-point play inside. Kerusch led Western Kentucky with 23 points, and Jeremy Evans added 12.

    Dominique Johnson scored 20 points for the Mean Green.

    Western Kentucky finished 4-of-19 from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    WKU
    Points 70 77
    FG Made-Attempted 25-66 (.379) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-32 (.313) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 25-37 (.676)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 10

    2008-09 Season

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