Jan. 16, 2008
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Courtney Lee scored 27 points as Western Kentucky coasted to an 80-62 victory over Florida Atlantic Wednesday night.
Lee hit four 3-pointers, shooting 11-of-21 from the floor, as the Hilltoppers (13-5, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) built a 19-point lead at halftime and led by as many as 27 points.
The Owls (5-13, 1-6) struggled in the first half on 10-of-29 shooting (34.5 percent).
Western Kentucky trailed 16-13 with 12:33 remaining in the half, but then went on a 16-0 run to go up 29-16 with 8:10 left in the half. Tyrone Brazelton scored nine consecutive points during the spurt.
Brazelton finished with 17 points for the Hilltoppers.