Scores

Final

Denver 79

(14-8, 8-2 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 84

(17-5, 7-3 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 10, 2005

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    DEN 32 4779
    WKU 37 4784

    Top Performers

    Denver: Y. Nicholson 30 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Blk

    Western Kentucky: A. Haynes 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky 84, Denver 79

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Freshman guard Courtney Lee scored 18 points -- 11 in the second half -- as Western Kentucky beat Denver 84-79 Thursday night.

    Elgrace Wilborn finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hilltoppers (17-5, 7-3 Sun Belt).

    Western Kentucky entered the game as the top team in the Sun Belt Conference's East Division, while Denver (14-8, 8-2) led the West Division.

    Antonio Haynes sparked a 9-0 second-half Hilltopper run by hitting a jump shot and scoring on a tip-in. Haynes finished with 17 points.

    The Hilltoppers staved off a late Denver rally by hitting 9-of-10 free throws in the final 45 seconds.

    Junior center Yemi Nicholson led the Pioneers with 30 points on 15-of-23 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    WKU
    Points 79 84
    FG Made-Attempted 34-69 (.493) 30-61 (.492)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 17-19 (.895)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 9

    2004-05 Season

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