Arkansas State vs Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky 65, Arkansas State 64 wire reports

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- A.J. Slaughter scored 28 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left, as Western Kentucky defeated Arkansas State 65-64 in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament Sunday night.

The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers (21-12) trailed 62-56 late before rallying with three consecutive 3-pointers, the first from Anthony Sally and the next two from Slaughter.

Martavius Adams' layup then pulled the Red Wolves (17-14) to within one with six seconds to play. After Slaughter missed a free throw, Arkansas State got the ball back, but missed a layup.

Western Kentucky, the two-time defending champion, will face top-seeded Troy on Monday in the semifinals.

Steffphon Pettigrew added 13 points for the Hilltoppers.

Adams and Brandon Reed each scored 17 points to lead No. 5 seed Arkansas State.

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Arkansas State Indians
R. Allison, G313-110-03326
B. Peterson, F291-31-24313
M. Adams, F337-133-370317
B. Reed, G317-131-156217
T. Finn, G302-40-15026
D. Bryant, G193-80-00229
J. Thomas, F182-30-06004
J. Brown, F91-20-04002
Total 26-575-737141264
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Pettigrew, F396-130-021213
S. Kerusch, F271-60-08023
J. Evans, F283-40-01216
A. Slaughter, G3910-173-414228
A. Sally, G333-60-03838
C. Dickerson, G202-40-01005
C. Dixon, F-C131-30-02022
N. Milosevic, C10-00-00010
Total 26-533-424151365
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
Other games
Florida 66 Final
Kentucky 74
Wisc 72 Final
Illinois 57
Michigan 48 Final
Mich St 64
LMU 62 Final