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Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe

W. Kentucky 65, Louisiana-Monroe 54

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MONROE, La. (AP) - C.J. Price shot 10 of 19 from the field and 5 of 11 from beyond the arc for a career-high 30 points, leading Western Kentucky to a 65-54 victory over Louisiana Monroe in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Price also had six rebounds, three assists and three blocks for the Hilltoppers (5-2, 1-0).

The Warhawks (0-3, 0-1) were led by Amos Olatayo with 21 points and Millaun Brown with 11. Olatayo was 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 on 3-pointers in the Warhawks' home opener.

Western Kentucky led 32-30 at the break, but Olatayo made three layups for a 36-32 advantage 2:10 into the second half. The Warhawks made it 39-35 on Olatayo's dunk, but the Hilltoppers scored seven in a row, and O'Karo Akamune made a layup for a 44-42 advantage with 12:32 left to take the lead for good.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F263-62-66138
T. Akol, C60-20-01000
T. Price, G3910-195-663230
J. Crook, G323-62-42638
B. Harris, G130-20-04020
K. Kaspar241-52-23214
O. Akamune233-30-04046
C. Dickerson182-61-21206
K. Anyigbo101-11-23003
A. Rostov70-00-01010
S. Drane20-00-00000
Totals 23-5013-2236141665
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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F383-161-18637
M. Brown, F345-81-260411
T. Lindsey, F200-10-01230
R. McCray, G392-62-31446
A. Olatayo, G258-122-430121
T. Mackey252-62-23017
M. Hansberry141-60-11022
I. Eke40-00-01100
K. Koszuta10-00-00000
Totals 21-558-1328131854
 38.2%61.5% 
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UAB12-416-13151
Old Dominion11-522-642
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Middle Tenn.8-815-14181
North Texas8-814-14215
UT-San Antonio7-913-14224
Marshall7-911-18292
Rice7-910-18275
Charlotte6-1013-16201
FIU6-1013-16240
So. Miss4-139-19293
FAU1-158-19304

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UL-Monroe13-519-10128
UL Lafayette11-717-12162
UT-Arlington10-816-12172
UALR8-1113-16263
Texas St.7-1113-14236
App. St.7-1110-17268
S. Alabama7-119-20291
Arkansas St.6-1211-16256
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