Western Kentucky vs Florida Atlantic

W. Kentucky 78, Florida Atlantic 69


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -Jeremy Evans had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a 78-69 overtime victory over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night.

A.J. Slaughter scored 19 points and Sergio Kerusch added 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Hilltoppers (18-12, 11-6 Sun Belt Conference) extended their winning streak to five games.

Slaughter, who had scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games, scored seven points in overtime. His 3-pointer gave Western Kentucky a 68-63 lead with 3:06 left and he followed with a jumper for a 72-65 lead with 1:20 to play.

Florida Atlantic (14-14, 10-7) was held to eight free throws in the extra period, missing five shots from the floor.

Steffphon Pettigrew scored 16 for Western Kentucky, which outrebounded Florida Atlantic 44-23.

Greg Gantt scored 19, Brett Royster added 16 and 10 rebounds, and Raymond Taylor added 14 points for the Owls.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Pettigrew, F387-121-631416
S. Kerusch, F314-131-4121211
J. Evans, F317-95-5171419
C. Dickerson, G361-40-02333
A. Slaughter, G358-161-244119
A. Sally, G270-24-41134
C. Dixon, F-C172-30-04134
J. Swing, F91-30-00002
J. Crook, G30-00-00000
N. Milosevic, C20-00-01000
Total 30-6212-2147122078
Florida Atlantic Owls
B. Royster, F437-102-4100416
G. Gantt, G395-114-532219
R. Taylor, G395-112-247514
A. Tucker, G321-57-80609
S. Hughley, G292-100-02044
S. Richardson, G251-50-01123
J. McCoy, F121-10-00122
D. Simpson, F51-10-12002
J. Davis, C30-00-01000
Total 23-5415-2025171969
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern6-013-685
Arkansas St.4-213-672
Georgia St.4-211-7111
Coast. Car.4-29-10187
UL Lafayette3-313-6135
Little Rock3-312-7224
Texas St.3-310-8257
S. Alabama2-49-10223
App. St.1-56-11266

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.7-017-329
La. Tech6-114-6178
UT-San Antonio4-29-10294
Old Dominion4-311-8144
Western Ky.3-49-11221
So. Miss3-46-13337
North Texas0-76-13307
Other games
Tulsa 52 Final
Georgia 94 Final
Wisc 78 Final
Indiana 46
SC 61 Final
Kentucky 82
SACL 51 Final