Thompson had four 3-pointers and finished 6 of 8 from the field, while Johnson added 16 points to go with 13 rebounds. Dwight Coleby and Josh Anderson added 12 points apiece and Lamonte Bearden had 11 for Western Kentucky, which shot 56 percent from the field, including 10 for 18 from long range.
The Hilltoppers (20-7, 12-2 Conference USA) scored the game's first 10 points, took a 48-31 advantage into the break and never trailed in securing the program's 44th 20-win season.
Ewuosho's jumper with 0.8 left lifts Alabama St. over MVSU
Jacoby Ross and Reginald Gee scored 16 points apiece and Tobi Ewuosho hit a jumper with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to help Alabama State beat Mississippi Valley State 81-79 on Monday night.
Self shows off his rings
Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self shows off his championship ring collection to Holly Rowe, a collection that stays in his office.
McKnight hits 3 at buzzer, UAPB beats Alabama A&M 50-49
Martaveous McKnight sank a step-back 3-pointer just before the buzzer as Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alabama A&M 50-49 on Monday night for its fifth straight win at home.