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Western Kentucky tops FIU 83-76

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson had 25 points and a career-high seven rebounds, and Western Kentucky beat Florida International 83-76 on Saturday night.

Johnson passed Greg Smith into sixth place on WKU's all-time rebounding list and moved into 10th for minutes played.

Josh Anderson skied for a put-back dunk and Johnson followed with two free throws as WKU led 68-61 with under five minutes left. FIU wouldn't go away with Michael Douglas hitting a 3-pointer to pull to 71-69 at 2:11, but the Golden Panthers didn't score again until 32 seconds remained.

Darius Thompson added 18 points and Lamonte Bearden 15 for Western Kentucky (18-7, 10-2 Conference USA). The Hilltoppers are tied for second with Old Dominion (10-2), trailing Middle Tennessee (12-1).

WKU was without its star center Dwight Coleby for most of the game after his first-half leg injury. He entered averaging 12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks and finished with two points.

Trejon Jacob made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points for FIU (11-15, 5-8). Brian Beard Jr. added 16 points with seven assists.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo FIU 11-15 354176
home team logo Western Ky. 18-7 354883
Team Stats
away team logo FIU 11-15 96.0 PPG 42.8 RPG 17.1 APG
home team logo Western Ky. 18-7 71.9 PPG 38.8 RPG 11.6 APG
Key Players
4
B. Beard Jr. 21.9 PPG 4.3 RPG 7.0 APG 48.4 FG%
11
T. Hollingsworth 17.2 PPG 4.4 RPG 2.8 APG 46.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB