Scores

Final

N Carolina Cent 53

(1-13, 0-10 away)

W Kentucky 84

(8-3, 5-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 18, 2007

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    NCCU 18 3553
    WKU 38 4684

    Top Performers

    North Carolina Central: C. Futrell 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Western Kentucky: C. Lee 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    W. Kentucky 84, N.C. Central 53

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored 16 points and Western Kentucky never trailed as the Hilltoppers beat North Carolina Central 84-53 Tuesday night.

    Western (8-3) jumped out to a 14-0 lead and were ahead 38-18 over the Eagles (1-13) at halftime.

    Orlando Mendez-Valdez scored 11 points for Western, and D.J. Magley and Tyrone Brazelton added 10 points apiece.

    Charles Futrell scored 15 points to pace Central, which is transitioning from Division II to Division I. Ashton Sauls scored 14 for the Eagles, who shot 17-of-50 (34 percent) for the game to Western's 27-of-55 (49 percent).

    The Hilltoppers scored 37 points off 23 Central turnovers and had 38 points in the paint, compared with just 18 for the Eagles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCCU
    WKU
    Points 53 84
    FG Made-Attempted 17-50 (.340) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-20 (.650) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 31

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