Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe

W. Kentucky 76, Louisiana-Monroe 71

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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
 41.5%71.8% 
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
 46.4%73.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-878
Georgia St.10-517-10127
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14142
Texas St.8-615-11210
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11150
S. Alabama6-813-14220
Little Rock4-1013-14245
App. St.3-128-18264
UL-Monroe1-137-20315
 
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