Scores

Final

East Tenn St 50

(0-3, 0-2 away)

W Kentucky 57

(1-1, 1-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

1 2 T
ETSU 26 2450
WKU 25 3257

Top Performers

East Tennessee State: H. Harris 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Western Kentucky: G. Fant 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Western Kentucky beats East Tennessee St. 57-50

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- T.J. Price scored 18 points and George Fant added 17 to lead Western Kentucky to a 57-50 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday night.

It was the first win of the season for the Hilltoppers (1-1), who were playing their home opener. They quickly took the lead and never trailed, though the Buccaneers (0-3) tied the game early in the second half on a jumper by Hunter Harris but couldn't push further as Western Kentucky pulled away.

Both teams struggled offensively, with the Hilltoppers shooting just 36 percent from the field and holding the Buccaneers to 13 of 46 -- 28.3 percent. Both also struggled with foul trouble, with Harris fouling out for the Buccaneers and the Hilltoppers losing their big man, Aleksej Rostov.

The teams are former Ohio Valley Conference rivals but haven't faced off since the 1980-81 season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ETSU
WKU
Points 50 57
FG Made-Attempted 13-53 (.245) 18-50 (.360)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-20 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 17-32 (.531)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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