Lee Scores 31 Points In Western Kentucky Victory
DENTON (2/7/08) - Courtney Lee scored 31 points to lead the Western Kentucky men's basketball team to a 94-84 victory against North Texas on Thursday night at the Super Pit.
The Mean Green falls to 14-8 overall and 5-6 in the conference, while WKU improves to 19-5 and 11-1 in the Sun Belt.
WKU converted more than half its field goals, going 34-for-62 in the game. Lee was 13-for-19 from the field and 2-for-3 from behind the three-point arc. The Hilltoppers also posted eight blocks in the game.
WKU took an early 14-4 lead, scoring field goals on each of its first six possessions. The Hilltoppers never trailed in the game, leading by as many as 10 points in the opening period.
Josh White led the Mean Green with 22 points. Nine points were from the free throw line. Quincy Williams and Keith Wooden joined him in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Tristan Thompson provided energy off the bench, scoring 12 points. Two free throws by Thompson at the 15:05 mark in the second period cut the WKU’s lead to five points, 55-50, the closest the Mean Green would come to the Hilltoppers.
For the second straight game, North Texas was held to zero fast break points. WKU posted 11 of its own.