BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Hilltopper Basketball used its typical balanced production
to notch its fourth straight victory with a 78-60 win over Wright State at E.A.
The Hilltoppers (6-2) had five players in double figures, led by 18 points, eight
rebounds and five assists from senior guard Darius Thompson. In his last two games,
Thompson has 14 assists and no turnovers.
Redshirt junior guard Lamonte Bearden scored 15 points with four assists, while
senior forward Justin Johnson added 13 points and 12 rebounds for his 27th career
Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth also scored 13 points – all in the second half.
Senior forward Dwight Coleby finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and four
WKU opened the game with an 8-0 run, but Wright State (4-4) later rallied to take
its lone lead at 23-22 at the 7:10 mark.
But the Hilltoppers finished the half on an 11-2 run, scoring the final seven points
of the frame to open a 41-30 halftime advantage.
Wright State got within seven less than four minutes into the second half, but WKU
pulled away for good with a 21-5 run, capped by a three-point play from Thompson at
the 9:17 mark.
The Hilltoppers shot 51.9 percent from the field, made 8 of 19 3-pointers and netted
14 of 17 free throws. They tallied 15 assists on 28 baskets and outscored the
Raiders 34-22 in the paint.
Grant Benzinger led Wright State with 19 points.
The Hilltoppers will take a week off for finals before competing in their first true
road game of the season at Ohio at 1 p.m. CT Dec. 10.
This will be the latest WKU has played its first true road game of the season since
the 1985-86 campaign.
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