Middle Tenn State vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Middle Tenn State vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Middle Tenn State 70
(27-4, 12-4 away)
Western Kentucky 62
(16-15, 11-5 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Middle Tenn State 31 39 70
Western Kentucky 26 36 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Middle Tenn State J Sulton 17 J Sulton 7 M Knight 4
Western Kentucky G Fant 18 G Fant 6 J Crook 3

On Saturday, Mar. 2, Western Kentucky took on Middle Tennessee State and got beat at home by the Blue Raiders 70-62 in conference play. The Hilltoppers are now 0-2 against Middle Tennessee State this season. The Hilltoppers were led by George Fant, who put up a game-high 18 points and six rebounds. T.J. Price scored 14 points and added four rebounds. For the Blue Raiders, JT Sulton finished with a season-high 17 points and seven rebounds.

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • The last time WKU started the season 16-15 was 2010.
  • Western Kentucky has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after recording 28 or fewer rebounds.
  • The Hilltoppers have lost 75 percent of the time this season (4-12) after having a field goal percentage of 42.3 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 48.0 percent or better this season, Western Kentucky has lost 89 percent of the time (1-8).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 44.4 percent or better this season, Western Kentucky has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • The Hilltoppers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--WKU has a 7.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (George Fant and T.J. Price) accounted for 51.6 percent of the points.
  • George Fant has led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding 13 times in 31 games this season.
  • T.J. Price has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • George Fant has six straight double-digit point games.

Middle Tennessee State Game Notes

  • The top two rebounders (JT Sulton and Shawn Jones) accounted for 43.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • JT Sulton has led the team in rebounding six times in 31 games this season.
MTSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJT Sulton301770114
B+Shawn Jones231061010
B+Bruce Massey Jr271123211
BRaymond Cintron18322100
BNeiko Hunter16840002
C+K. Hammonds II19820102
C+Marcos Knight33714023
CTorin Walker7220000
D+Trantell Knight16410002
-J. Gallman Jr9000000
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGeorge Fant331861123
B+T.J. Price351442001
BAleksejs Rostov20652001
BJamal Crook321033212
C+Kevin Kaspar11311000
CBrandon Harris31631013
CO`Karo Akamune16121112
CCaden Dickerson8211001
-Kene Anyigbo10201000
-Marcus Vasquez3010000

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