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

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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
 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% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-05-020
Middle Tenn.0-04-131
Old Dominion0-04-133
So. Miss0-02-1294
Marshall0-03-2254
North Texas0-03-2244
UT-San Antonio0-03-2197
UAB0-03-3297
Charlotte0-02-2288
Western Ky.0-02-2312
FAU0-02-3260
FIU0-02-3342
UTEP0-01-3323
Rice0-01-4278

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-05-132
Coast. Car.0-04-2117
UL Lafayette0-04-275
UT-Arlington0-02-14
Georgia St.0-03-279
App. St.0-03-3328
S. Alabama0-03-3158
Troy0-03-3201
Texas St.0-02-2221
Arkansas St.0-02-3190
UL-Monroe0-01-3208
Little Rock0-00-4217
 
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82