Brescia vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 74, Brescia 46

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Jamal Crook scored 17 points and Aleksejs Rostov scored 11 of his career-high 16 points in the final seven minutes as Western Kentucky routed Brescia 74-46 Saturday night.

The Hilltoppers (4-2) had trouble pulling away from the NAIA Bearcats (2-6).

Leading 23-22, Crook made a layup at the 6:36 mark, sparking an 11-3 run to close out the half.

Western Kentucky then opened the second half with a 16-2 spurt. Brescia didn't hit its first two-point basket of the stanza until Myron Christian's layup with 9:11 remaining.

The Hilltoppers shot 44.6 percent from the field (25 of 56), but a woeful 4.8 percent from long range (1 of 21) and made only 57.5 percent of their free throws (23 of 40).

T.J. Price added 14 points and Teeng Akol 11 for Western Kentucky.

Christian scored 15 to lead Brescia, which shot just 23.4 percent from the field (11 of 47).

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Scoreboard
Brescia (0-1)252146
Western Kentucky (4-2) «344074

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Brescia Bearcats
M. Christian, F255-112-440115
B. Jackson, F242-55-60049
T. Halcomb, G241-31-23044
H. Rowe, G161-50-16013
J. Langley, G141-43-44146
D. Butler311-72-24215
K. Wilgus230-40-00040
D. Collier170-40-02020
A. Morris100-33-43033
K. Nixon100-10-02000
E. Bickerstaff60-01-21041
Totals 11-4717-253032846
 23.4%68% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Drane, F51-50-03032
T. Akol, C123-45-942111
J. Crook, G326-105-760117
B. Harris, G271-52-58004
T. Price, G266-131-252114
K. Kaspar240-32-25222
C. Dickerson180-50-01210
P. Blade171-20-02122
A. Rostov175-66-780416
K. Anyigbo92-21-44015
O. Akamune60-00-21040
S. Sheldon40-00-01010
E. Alcantara30-11-24021
Totals 25-5623-405392374
 44.6%57.5% 

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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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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