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Western Kentucky defeats Louisiana Monroe 65-54
Thursday, Nov 29, 2012

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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 Top Performers
 West. Kentucky
T.J. Price T.J. Price
10-19,  30 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 LA Monroe
Amos Olatayo Amos Olatayo
8-12,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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