Scores

Final

W Kentucky 65

(5-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 54

(0-3, 0-1 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, November 29, 2012

    Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    WKU 32 3365
    ULM 30 2454

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: T. Price 30 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Louisiana-Monroe: A. Olatayo 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    W. Kentucky 65, Louisiana-Monroe 54

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. -- C.J. Price shot 10 of 19 from the field and 5 of 11 from beyond the arc for a career-high 30 points, leading Western Kentucky to a 65-54 victory over Louisiana Monroe in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

    Price also had six rebounds, three assists and three blocks for the Hilltoppers (5-2, 1-0).

    The Warhawks (0-3, 0-1) were led by Amos Olatayo with 21 points and Millaun Brown with 11. Olatayo was 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 on 3-pointers in the Warhawks' home opener.

    Western Kentucky led 32-30 at the break, but Olatayo made three layups for a 36-32 advantage 2:10 into the second half. The Warhawks made it 39-35 on Olatayo's dunk, but the Hilltoppers scored seven in a row, and O'Karo Akamune made a layup for a 44-42 advantage with 12:32 left to take the lead for good.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    ULM
    Points 65 54
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 21-55 (.382)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 4

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