Scores

Final

South Alabama 69

(15-13, 7-9 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 99

(16-12, 9-6 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 18, 2010

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    USA 30 3969
    WKU 53 4699

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: T. Williams 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Western Kentucky: A. Slaughter 31 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast

    W. Kentucky 99, South Alabama 69

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A.J. Slaughter scored a career-high 31 points as Western Kentucky routed South Alabama 99-69 on Thursday night.

    Slaughter scored 21 points in the first half as Western Kentucky (16-12, 9-6 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to a 53-30 halftime lead. The Hilltoppers shot 64 percent in the first half (16-for-25) and 53.1 percent for the game (34-for-64), going 14-for-32 from beyond the arc.

    Slaughter hit six 3-pointers and was 10-for-16 from the field. Sergio Kerusch and Steffphon Pettigrew each had 13 points.

    The Hilltoppers, who led by as many as 33 points, had a season-high 25 assists with Jamal Crook leading the way with seven. Kerusch had 10 rebounds as they outrebounded the Jaguars 43-24.

    Western Kentucky's bench outscored South Alabama's reserves 42-5.

    Tim Williams led South Alabama (15-13, 7-9) with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    WKU
    Points 69 99
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 34-64 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 14-32 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 33

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Western Kentucky leads 1-0
    Jan 7, 2010 WKU 67, @USA 64Recap
    » Feb 18, 2010 @WKU 99, USA 69Recap