Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe

W. Kentucky 76, Louisiana-Monroe 71


MONROE, La. (AP) - Kevin Kaspar scored six of his 11 points in overtime as Western Kentucky outlasted Louisiana-Monroe 76-71 Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Western Kentucky (5-9), coming off a 70-60 loss to No. 4 Louisville, snapped a three-game skid.

George Fant led the Hilltoppers with 17 points, including three in overtime, and nine rebounds.

The Warhawks (1-13) led by 10 points in the first half, then the momentum shifted to Western Kentucky, which led by as many as 15 in the second.

The Hilltoppers saw a six-point cushion evaporate with 46 seconds left in regulation. Steven McClellan converted a three-point play with 11 seconds to go, then Hugh Mingo made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds on the clock to tie it at 64

Western Kentucky never trailed in overtime as Kaspar contributed a jumper and 4 of 5 free throws.

Mingo scored a season-high 23 points.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F334-89-1291317
V. Zollo, F133-50-02027
D. Gordon, G423-96-772213
T. Price, G373-93-86739
J. Crook, G363-71-24337
K. Kaspar222-56-730011
T. Akol153-41-11017
N. Snipes131-32-22045
K. McDonald110-30-01020
K. Anyigbo30-00-01110
Totals 22-5328-3939142176
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
C. Bibi Ndongo, F211-31-24253
S. McClellan, C315-105-580515
F. Brown, G445-152-245513
R. McCray, G432-53-42017
H. Mingo, G419-153-542423
T. Mackey262-40-01126
T. Lindsey101-30-01112
F. Ribeiro81-10-12002
M. Hansberry10-00-00000
Totals 26-5614-1930112371
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
Western Ky.12-620-12117
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
So. Miss4-149-20283

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
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BC 46
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NC 100
Florida 83 Final
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PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
HOW 34 Final
Kansas 89
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