Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 51

(4-9, 1-2 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 62

(10-4, 2-0 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 2, 2008

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MTU 19 3251
    WKU 35 2762

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky: T. Brazelton 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast

    W. Kentucky 62, Middle Tennessee 51

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Tyrone Brazelton scored 13 points Wednesday night as Western Kentucky coasted to a 62-51 victory over Middle Tennessee State.

    The Hilltoppers (10-4, 2-0 Sun Belt) steadily built a lead in the first half, extending it to 20 points when Brazelton made a 3-point basket to make the score 33-13 with 3:31 to play in the half.

    Middle Tennessee (4-9, 1-2) cut the lead to eight points at 39-31 on Desmond Yates? basket with 14:41 to play. But the Blue Raiders could get no closer, and Western Kentucky pushed the advantage back to 58-40 on Jeremy Evans' dunk with four minutes to play.

    No other Hilltoppers reached double figures, but 10 Western Kentucky players scored. Western Kentucky's Courtney Lee, the second-leading scorer in the Sun Belt at 21.4 points per game, had an off night with just six points on 2-6 shooting in part because of early foul trouble.

    Yates led all scorers with 16 points, while Demetrius Green had 11 and Nigel Johnson had 10 for the Blue Raiders.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    WKU
    Points 51 62
    FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-13 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 10-12 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

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