Louisiana-Monroe vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Louisiana-Monroe vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Louisiana-Monroe 57
(4-19, 1-12 away)
Western Kentucky 75
(14-14, 10-4 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Louisiana-Monroe 22 35 57
Western Kentucky 34 41 75
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisiana-Monroe A Olatayo 18 M Brown 12 K Koszuta 3
Western Kentucky G Fant 15 G Fant 9 J Crook 7

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Western Kentucky easily got past Louisiana-Monroe 75-57 in Sun Belt play. The Hilltoppers stay unbeaten against Louisiana-Monroe this season at 2-0. T.J. Price had a big game for the Hilltoppers and put up 15 points and seven rebounds (5 Ast 3 Blk). Jamal Crook had 13 points and added seven assists. For the Warhawks, Millaun Brown got two points and 12 rebounds. Next up for Western Kentucky (14-14, 8-9 Sun Belt) is Louisiana (10-17, 6-10 Sun Belt) on Saturday, Feb. 23 on the road.

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • The last time WKU started the season 14-14 was 2010.
  • WKU beat the spread by 5.5 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Hilltoppers have beaten the spread.
  • The Hilltoppers have won every game this season (4-0) after recording six or more blocks.
  • Western Kentucky has won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) when its field goal percentage has been 49.1 percent or better.
  • WKU has won every game this season (7-0) when opponents record 57 or fewer total points.
  • WKU has won every game this season (6-0) after holding an opponent to under 36.4 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Western Kentucky has won 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Jamal Crook plays 35 minutes or more.
  • This is the 13th game at home this season--WKU has a 9.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • George Fant has led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding 10 times in 28 games this season.
  • T.J. Price has four straight double-digit point games.
  • George Fant has three straight double-digit point games.

Louisiana-Monroe Game Notes

  • Millaun Brown recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with six.
  • Amos Olatayo accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Millaun Brown accounted for 42.8 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Amos Olatayo has led the team in scoring 11 times in 23 games this season.
  • Millaun Brown has led the team in rebounding eight times in 23 games this season.
  • Amos Olatayo has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Millaun Brown recorded the first double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Jayon James.
ULM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMillaun Brown322122200
AAmos Olatayo391860202
B+Kyle Koszuta15513100
BTrent Mackey351321101
CJayon James281122016
CTrey Lindsey19321101
D+R.J. McCray32511003
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+George Fant151592001
A+T.J. Price381575031
AJamal Crook351337213
ABrandon Harris301261101
B+Teeng Akol12460022
B-Aleksejs Rostov22851003
C+Kene Anyigbo16422001
C+Stephon Drane10430102
D-Caden Dickerson15010001

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