Scores

Final

E Illinois 53

(3-4, 1-3 away)

W Kentucky 68

(4-2, 4-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

    E. A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    EIU 24 2953
    WKU 28 4068

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: R. Smith 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky: G. Fant 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky rolls over Eastern Illinois 68-53

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- George Fant scored 20 points as Western Kentucky rolled over Eastern Illinois 68-53 Saturday night.

    T.J. Price had 13 points for the Hilltoppers.

    Western Kentucky (4-2), which has been holding its opponents to a 62.4 points per game average, limited the Panthers to 53.

    Eastern Illinois (3-4) jumped out to an 8-0 lead and led 16-7 on a Reggie Smith 3-pointer midway of the first period.

    Western Kentucky mounted an 18-2 run, tying the score at 18 on a Payton Hulsey 3-pointer. Eastern Illinois later tied the score but could never retake the lead. The Hilltoppers held a 28-24 advantage at the half.

    Western Kentucky extended its lead to 39-29 in the second half, but Eastern Illinois had a run that pulled the Panthers to within 49-45 at the 7:32 mark. An Aaron Adeoye layup, followed by a Kevin Kaspar layup and 3-pointer pushed the lead to 56-45.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    WKU
    Points 53 68
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 4-21 (.190)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 16-19 (.842)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

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