W. Kentucky 62, Tulane 48

Steffphon Pettigrew scored a season-high 19 points to help

Western Kentucky to a 62-48 victory over Tulane on Sunday.

The Hilltoppers (3-3) led the entire game, making their first

four shots in the first 4 minutes and extending to their lead to as

many as 17 points over the Green Wave (3-5) late in the second


Four players finished in double figure scoring for Western

Kentucky. Jeremy Evans scored 14 points, A.J. Slaughter had 13

points and Sergio Kerusch added 10. Evans also led the team with

nine rebounds and five blocks.

Kevin Sims was the lone Green Wave player in double figures with

24 points. The next highest total was David Booker with six.

The Hilltoppers shot 50 percent from the floor (26-for-52).

Tulane finished the game hitting 36 percent of its shots