South Alabama vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 99, South Alabama 69

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -A.J. Slaughter scored a career-high 31 points as Western Kentucky routed South Alabama 99-69 on Thursday night.

Slaughter scored 21 points in the first half as Western Kentucky (16-12, 9-6 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to a 53-30 halftime lead. The Hilltoppers shot 64 percent in the first half (16-for-25) and 53.1 percent for the game (34-for-64), going 14-for-32 from beyond the arc.

Slaughter hit six 3-pointers and was 10-for-16 from the field. Sergio Kerusch and Steffphon Pettigrew each had 13 points.

The Hilltoppers, who led by as many as 33 points, had a season-high 25 assists with Jamal Crook leading the way with seven. Kerusch had 10 rebounds as they outrebounded the Jaguars 43-24.

Western Kentucky's bench outscored South Alabama's reserves 42-5.

Tim Williams led South Alabama (15-13, 7-9) with 21 points.

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South Alabama Jaguars
G. Redus, G-F325-110-023211
M. Brock, G-F294-123-334111
J. Carter, F164-73-460211
T. Williams, G3610-151-352123
A. Cooks, G353-110-01228
C. Tabet, C200-10-02030
D. Hersey, F140-00-03040
R. Phillips, G131-30-00103
J. Guerrier, G31-20-00002
P. Tabet, C20-00-00000
Total 28-627-1024121569
 45.2%70.0% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Kerusch, F245-130-0100113
J. Evans, F233-35-652111
N. Milosevic, C30-00-00010
A. Slaughter, G2910-165-536231
A. Sally, G190-12-23602
S. Pettigrew, F295-92-240213
C. Dixon, F-C202-41-28215
J. Crook, G181-10-04712
C. Dickerson, G183-90-01229
J. Swing, F124-52-230111
J. Tipping, G51-30-10012
Total 34-6417-2043251399
 53.1%85.0% 
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Ga. Southern7-014-687
UT-Arlington5-215-556
Arkansas St.5-214-674
Georgia St.5-212-7114
Texas St.4-311-8274
Coast. Car.4-39-11186
UL Lafayette3-413-7124
Little Rock3-412-8213
Troy3-411-10220
S. Alabama2-59-11227
App. St.1-66-12264
UL-Monroe0-76-14292
 
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