Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tenn State: Recap and Stats

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Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tenn State: Recap and Stats
Western Kentucky 53
(11-11, 3-8 away)
Middle Tenn State 72
(18-4, 11-0 home)
Venue: Murphy Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Western Kentucky 23 30 53
Middle Tenn State 30 42 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Western Kentucky J Crook 14 B Harris 6 J Crook 4
Middle Tenn State M Knight 12 S Jones 5 B Massey Jr 3

Western Kentucky faced off with Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, January 26th and was smoked by the Blue Raiders 72-53 in conference play. Stephon Drane got a career-high nine points and two rebounds in the Hilltoppers loss. O`Karo Akamune had five points and added four rebounds. For the Blue Raiders, Bruce Massey Jr got 10 points and seven rebounds (6 Ast 4 Stl). The next game will be on Thursday, January 31st when Western Kentucky (11-11, 5-6 Sun Belt) welcomes Troy (9-12, 4-6 Sun Belt).

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:55 left to go.
  • The last time WKU started the season 11-11 was 1996.
  • Western Kentucky has lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after recording 16 or fewer field goals made.
  • The Hilltoppers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-8) after having a field goal percentage of 39.0% or worse.
  • Western Kentucky has lost 100% of the time this season (0-6) after committing 18 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 72 or more total points this season, Western Kentucky has lost 86% of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition records 7 or more steals this season, Western Kentucky has lost 86% of the time (1-6).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 48.1% or better this season, Western Kentucky has lost 83% of the time (1-5).
  • WKU set season lows for assists, rebounds, and steals.
  • The Hilltoppers have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 5 games.
  • The top two scorers (Kevin Kaspar and George Fant) accounted for 43.3% of the points.
  • O`Karo Akamune has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 22 games this season.
  • Kevin Kaspar had a career high with 6 field goals made.

Middle Tennessee State Game Notes

  • Neiko Hunter recorded a team season high in free throws attempted with 11.
  • Marcos Knight has led the team in scoring 10 times in 22 games this season.
  • Bruce Massey Jr has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 22 games this season.
  • Bruce Massey Jr set a career high with 4 steals.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for JT Sulton.
  • Kerry Hammonds II set a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Stephon Drane10920000
BO`Karo Akamune12540001
B-Kevin Kaspar311441004
B-Marcus Vasquez13540001
CBrandon Harris38341101
CGeorge Fant29920002
CTeeng Akol7021011
C-Aleksejs Rostov10310001
D+T.J. Price33521104
DCaden Dickerson12010101
-Percy Blade3000001
MTSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABruce Massey Jr291076404
AMarcos Knight221515002
B+Neiko Hunter221350000
BRaymond Cintron25951100
B-JT Sulton27741111
C+Shawn Jones20720022
C+K. Hammonds II23621001
CTrantell Knight13321001
CJ. Gallman Jr10012100
-Torin Walker7210001

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