Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama: Recap and Stats

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Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama: Recap and Stats
Western Kentucky 57
(11-10, 3-7 away)
South Alabama 65
(10-8, 5-5 home)
Venue: Mitchell Center
8:05PM ET / 5:05PM PT, January 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Western Kentucky 23 34 57
South Alabama 28 37 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Western Kentucky J Crook 14 B Harris 6 J Crook 4
South Alabama A Rubit 19 A Rubit 10 F Goldstein 2

Western Kentucky faced off with South Alabama on Thursday, January 24th and was taken down by the Jaguars 65-57 in conference play. The Hilltoppers got six points and six rebounds from Teeng Akol. Brandon Harris also had a solid outing, scoring a team-high 14 points and adding seven rebounds. Augustine Rubit recorded a double-double for the Jaguars on a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. The next game will be on Saturday, January 26th when Western Kentucky (11-10, 5-5 Sun Belt) heads to Middle Tennessee State (17-4, 9-1 Sun Belt).

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:18 left to go.
  • Western Kentucky started 11-10 during the 2009, 2003, and 1996 seasons (since 1996).
  • Western Kentucky has lost 100% of the time this season (0-5) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • The Hilltoppers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-6) after having a field goal percentage of 36.8% or worse.
  • Western Kentucky has lost 100% of the time this season (0-7) after committing 17 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 40 or more rebounds this season, Western Kentucky has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • When the opposition commits 17 or fewer turnovers this season, Western Kentucky has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • The Hilltoppers have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 4 games.
  • The top two scorers (Brandon Harris and T.J. Price) accounted for 47.3% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Brandon Harris and Teeng Akol) accounted for 40.6% of the rebounds.
  • Brandon Harris has led the team in scoring 6 times and in rebounding 11 times in 21 games this season.
  • Brandon Harris has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • George Fant has 4 straight double-digit point games.

South Alabama Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Augustine Rubit and Antoine Allen) accounted for 58.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Augustine Rubit and Mychal Ammons) accounted for 45.0% of the rebounds.
  • Augustine Rubit has led the team in scoring 13 times and in rebounding 13 times in 18 games this season.
  • Augustine Rubit recorded the 43rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Augustine Rubit has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Augustine Rubit recorded a double-double. It was his 10th this season and 36th of his career.
  • Mychal Ammons has 5 straight double-digit point games.
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATeeng Akol11660001
B+Brandon Harris381473003
B-T.J. Price351321123
B-Stephon Drane12240201
C+George Fant251060003
CAleksejs Rostov26451001
C-Kevin Kaspar27503103
D+Caden Dickerson18310100
-O`Karo Akamune6000101
USA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Augustine Rubit3519112243
AAntoine Allen291970113
AJavier Carter19751021
B-Mychal Ammons301070104
C+Dre Conner29532100
D+B. Stevens II18102001
D+Wendell Wright23122103
DF. Goldstein17300001

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