Scores

Final

W Kentucky 69

(12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 51

(6-8, 3-3 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, January 23, 2014

Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

1 2 T
WKU 32 3769
ULM 27 2451

Top Performers

Western Kentucky: T. Price 26 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Louisiana-Monroe: T. Ongwae 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

Price, W. Kentucky roll by Louisiana-Monroe 69-51

Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- T.J. Price scored 26 points and Western Kentucky pulled away from Louisiana-Monroe in the second half on Thursday night, winning 69-51.

Price also grabbed 10 rebounds in the winning effort and hit 7 of 9 from long range. Price was the only Hilltopper to reach double figures.

Western Kentucky (12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) trailed Louisiana-Monroe 20-18 in the first half before finishing with a 14-7 edge and leading the Warhawks 32-27 going into the break.

The Hilltoppers controlled the second half, slowly pulling away from Louisiana-Monroe (6-8, 3-3) in building their largest lead of 18 points by game end.

The Hilltoppers hit 51 percent of their tries from the field while outrebounding the Warhawks 35-25.

Louisiana-Monroe shot just 39 percent from the floor and only 54 percent (14 of 26) from the penalty stripe.

Tylor Ongwae scored 11 for the Warhawks and Amos Olatayo added 10 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
ULM
Points 69 51
FG Made-Attempted 25-49 (.510) 17-44 (.386)
3P Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 3-16 (.188)
FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 14-26 (.538)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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» Jan 23, 2014 WKU 69, @ULM 51Recap
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