Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 69

(13-12, 8-4 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 60

(10-13, 5-6 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: FOXCS

    8:00 PM ET, February 10, 2011

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MTU 29 4069
    WKU 28 3260

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: J. Washington III 24 Pts, 5 Reb

    Western Kentucky: S. Pettigrew 18 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 69, W. Kentucky 60

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- James Washington scored 24 points and Middle Tennessee State held off a late charge from Western Kentucky for a 69-60 win on Thursday night.

    The Blue Raiders (13-12, 8-4 Sun Belt Conference) led by 17 points with 6:27 left to play, but the Hilltoppers (10-13, 5-6) cut the deficit to six during the final minute.

    It was too late as Middle Tennessee beat Western Kentucky for the third straight time. It was the first time since 1930 that the Blue Raiders accomplished that feat.

    The Blue Raiders shot 24 of 30 from the free-throw line, including 10 of 12 with less than three minutes left.

    The Blue Raiders forced 23 Western Kentucky turnovers, leading to 28 points.

    James Gallman chipped in 10 points for Middle Tennessee.

    Steffphon Pettigrew scored 18 points to lead the Hilltoppers and Kahlil McDonald added 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    WKU
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 18-55 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-30 (.800) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 7

    2010-11 Season

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