Scores

Final

W Kentucky 61

(7-15, 3-6 Sun Belt)

FIU 51

(5-15, 2-6 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: FOXCS

    7:30 PM ET, January 28, 2012

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    WKU 27 3461
    FIU 21 3051

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: J. Crook 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast

    Florida International: D. Wright 24 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    W. Kentucky 61, FIU 51

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Jamal Crook scored 12 points and Western Kentucky overcame a poor shooting night to defeat Florida International 61-51 on Saturday night.

    The Hilltoppers went 10 of 16 from 3-point range while hitting only 27.6 percent (16 of 54) of their field goals overall. FIU was only 1 of 12 from beyond the arc.

    T.J. Price and Vinny Zollo each added 11 points for the Hilltoppers (7-15, 3-6 Sun Belt Conference).

    Western Kentucky used a 9-0 run early in the second half to take control and lead 36-25 with 16:04 remaining. The Hilltoppers grabbed their biggest lead at 47-32 after a jumper by Crook with 8:24 to play.

    FIU pulled to within five points in the final 1:12 but Western Kentucky made 7 of 8 free throw attempts the rest of the way.

    DeJuan Wright had 24 points and 14 rebounds for FIU (5-15, 2-6), which dropped its sixth straight home game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    FIU
    Points 61 51
    FG Made-Attempted 16-58 (.276) 17-53 (.321)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 1-12 (.083)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 1

    2011-12 Season

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