Scores

Final OT

W Kentucky 78

(18-12, 11-6 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 69

(14-14, 10-7 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, February 25, 2010

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 OT T
    WKU 28 33 1778
    FAU 24 37 869

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: J. Evans 19 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Atlantic: B. Royster 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Blk

    W. Kentucky 78, Florida Atlantic 69

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Jeremy Evans had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a 78-69 overtime victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night.

    A.J. Slaughter scored 19 points and Sergio Kerusch added 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Hilltoppers (18-12, 11-6 Sun Belt Conference) extended their winning streak to five games.

    Slaughter, who had scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games, scored seven points in overtime. His 3-pointer gave Western Kentucky a 68-63 lead with 3:06 left and he followed with a jumper for a 72-65 lead with 1:20 to play.

    Florida Atlantic (14-14, 10-7) was held to eight free throws in the extra period, missing five shots from the floor.

    Steffphon Pettigrew scored 16 for Western Kentucky, which outrebounded Florida Atlantic 44-23.

    Greg Gantt scored 19, Brett Royster added 16 and 10 rebounds, and Raymond Taylor added 14 points for the Owls.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    FAU
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 30-62 (.484) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 3

    2009-10 Season

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