Hilltoppers stun Kentucky in opener of NABC Classic

Friday, November 16, 2001

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- David Boyden scored 15 points, and Chris Marcus added 13 points and 10 rebounds as Western Kentucky stunned No. 4 Kentucky 64-52 Thursday night in the first round of the NABC Classic.

The win was the Hilltoppers' first over their intrastate rivals since a 107-83 victory knocked the Wildcats (0-1) out of the 1971 NCAA Tournament.

Western Kentucky (1-0) advanced to face George Washington, a 69-64 winner over Marshall, in tonight's championship game.

Tayshaun Prince and Marvin Stone each scored 12 points to lead Kentucky, which will play the Thundering Herd in Friday's consolation game.

Western Kentucky led 32-30 at halftime and outscored the Wildcats 17-6 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to take control.

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