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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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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (5-2) «323365
Louisiana-Monroe (0-3)302454
 
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
 46%59.1% 
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% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23
 
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