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Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe

W. Kentucky 65, Louisiana-Monroe 54


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
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
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-03-025
North Texas0-02-1349
Old Dominion0-03-2112
Western Ky.0-03-2331
Middle Tenn.0-01-1258
UT-San Antonio0-01-4196
So. Miss0-00-3344

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.0-02-0349
Arkansas St.0-02-2301
Texas St.0-01-1164
S. Alabama0-02-3304
Ga. Southern0-01-2299
UL Lafayette0-01-2191
App. St.0-01-3318
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82