WKU starts out in a 2-3 zone, and it’s having sparing success. The seniors are making the most of their time so far. Japeth Aguilar got the opening defensive rebound, and after a Matt Maresca offensive board off a Slaughter miss, Mike Walker scores. An Orlando Mendez-Valdez three knotted the score, and an Aguilar jumper from the left baseline made it 7-5 WKU.
The seniors were subbed out at the 17 minute mark, except for Mendez-Valdez. He subbed out following a foul with Anthony Sally in. A Slaughter three makes it 12-7. The Toppers stay in the 2-3 zone, but the ball continues to get into the paint. Another Slaughter three makes it 15-9 going into the first media timeout.