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Maine 76, No. 15 W. Kentucky 64

January 30, 1998

ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Cindy Blodgett scored 32 points to help catapult Maine to a 76-64 upset of No. 15 Western Kentucky on Thursday night.

Maine (13-3) hit 17-of-21 free throws in the second half, enabling the Black Bears to withstand two Western Kentucky runs and build a 68-59 lead with 1:25 remaining in the game.

The Black Bears utilized an 18-point burst by Blodgett, who was 7-of-11 from the field and hit four 3-pointers, to open a 37-31 halftime lead.

Jamie Cassidy added 20 points and eight rebounds for Maine.

Leslie Johnson led Western Kentucky (16-6) with 21 points and six rebounds and Danielle McCulley had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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