Allen scores 30 as WKU wins, 105-91

Jan. 26—BOWLING GREEN — In a wild, up-and-down shootout from the opening tip until the final buzzer, Dontaie Allen wasn't going to let the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers lose a third consecutive game.

Allen drilled five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to drive WKU past Florida International 105-91 on Thursday night in E.A. Diddle Arena.

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