NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Orlando Mendez-Valdez scored 23 points to lead Western Kentucky to an 82-67 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
Steffphon Pettigrew added 17 points as the Hilltoppers (5-2), who were 29 of 51 from the field (56.9 percent), won their fourth consecutive game.
Mendez-Valdez was 5 of 7 from the 3-point line and Western Kentucky was 12 of 17 from behind the arc (70.6 percent).
Daniel Puckett scored 21 points to lead Tulane (4-4).
The Hilltoppers led 41-28 at halftime and didn't allow the Green Wave closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Daniel Puckett led Tulane with 21 points and Kevin Sims added 10 points.