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.11-722-14179
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    UL Lafayette10-821-12114
    Troy10-822-15147
    Coast. Car.10-820-19183
    S. Alabama7-1114-18231
    Little Rock6-1215-17244
    App. St.4-149-21300
    UL-Monroe2-169-24297

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    La. Tech14-423-10117
    Old Dominion12-619-12136
    UTEP12-615-17222
    Rice11-723-12168
    Marshall10-820-15112
    UAB9-917-16198
    Western Ky.9-915-17226
    UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
    Charlotte7-1113-17243
    FAU6-1210-20282
    So. Miss6-129-22331
    FIU3-157-24337
    North Texas2-168-22339
     
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