Western Kentucky vs Florida International

    W. Kentucky 88, FIU 61

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    MIAMI (AP) -Sergio Kerusch scored a career-high 32 points, and Western Kentucky defeated Florida International 88-61 on Saturday night.

    Kerusch shot 13-for-17 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds for the Hilltoppers (19-12, 12-6 Sun Belt Conference), who won their sixth in a row. Kerusch's previous career high - 26 points - was scored against FIU on Feb. 21, 2009.

    Western Kentucky jumped out to a 25-5 lead after a layup from Kerusch with 11:20 remaining in the first half. The Hilltoppers would lead by as many as 28 points before halftime, as a 3-pointer from Kerusch ballooned the lead to 46-18. Western Kentucky led 50-23 at halftime, and FIU never recovered.

    Marlon Bright and Tremayne Russell scored 11 points each to lead FIU (7-24, 4-14), who closed its regular season with eight losses in a row.

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    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
    S. Pettigrew, F285-92-663313
    S. Kerusch, F2613-171-391132
    J. Evans, F233-45-620211
    A. Slaughter, G334-52-249113
    J. Crook, G110-32-24322
    C. Dickerson, G234-60-021312
    A. Sally, G200-10-14320
    J. Swing, F161-41-22013
    C. Dixon, F-C150-40-01220
    N. Milosevic, C31-20-02012
    J. Tipping, G20-00-00000
    Total 31-5513-2240221888
     56.4%59.1% 
    Florida International Golden Panthers
    M. Bright, F304-72-291311
    C. Essola, F273-82-41048
    J. Otero, F263-70-02116
    M. Roberts, F262-73-41128
    P. Gary, G221-63-43545
    T. Russell, G204-82-221311
    S. Weaver, G163-50-03027
    M. Kee, G132-40-01004
    S. Miro, G90-20-01200
    M. Nunez, G40-11-20101
    N. Taylor, G40-00-00100
    A. Anderson, G30-00-01010
    Total 22-5513-1825132061
     40.0%72.2% 
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    Texas St.8-1215-16238
    S. Alabama8-1214-19240
    Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
    App. St.7-139-22259
    Troy4-169-22293

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    Charlotte9-914-19234
    Western Ky.8-1018-16158
    FIU7-1113-19270
    North Texas7-1112-20295
    Rice7-1112-20279
    So. Miss5-138-21315
    FAU5-138-25300
    UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
     
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