George Fant scored 11 points and Teeng Akol contributed 10 for the Hilltoppers (2-1).
The Hilltoppers (2-1) defeated Austin Peay in the first game of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday night, and Western Carolina (1-3) lost at Wichita State Thursday night.
Western Kentucky shot 50.9 percent from the field (28 of 55) and 40 percent (6 of 15) from beyond the arc. The Catamounts almost matched the overall field goal shooting (26 of 58) but were errant from beyond the arc, making only 5 of 21.
It was the first meeting between the Western Kentucky and Western Carolina in 24 years.
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