Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 84

(11-10, 6-3 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 74

(11-8, 4-4 Sun Belt)

    1:00 PM ET, January 23, 2010

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MTU 33 5184
    WKU 30 4474

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 28 Pts, 4 Reb

    Western Kentucky: S. Pettigrew 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 84, W. Kentucky 74

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Desmond Yates scored 28 points and became Middle Tennessee State's all-time leading scorer in an 84-74 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

    Yates passed Robert Taylor with 1,629 career points for the Blue Raiders (11-10, 6-3 Sun Belt Conference), who used an 11-0 run to take a 55-40 lead and pull away from the Hilltoppers (11-8, 4-4).

    The Blue Raiders shot 54.2 percent from the floor (26-for-48) and went 9 of 13 from beyond the arc.

    James Washington scored 18 points, Montarrio Haddock had 14 and Calvin O'Neil added 11 for Middle Tennessee.

    Western Kentucky has lost three straight Sun Belt Conference games since 1998-1999 when they losing four straight. Middle Tennessee beat the Hilltoppers for the first time in Bowling Green since 1977.

    Steffphon Pettigrew led Western Kentucky with 22 points and a game-high nine rebounds. A.J. Slaughter had 20 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    WKU
    Points 84 74
    FG Made-Attempted 26-48 (.542) 25-57 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 3-17 (.176)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-27 (.852) 21-31 (.677)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 2

    2009-10 Season

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