Florida Atlantic vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 64, FAU 57

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Freshman George Fant had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Western Kentucky rallied to defeat Florida Atlantic 64-57 Thursday night, snapping a two-game skid and splitting the season series.

Derrick Gordon added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Hilltoppers (9-17, 5-8 Sun Belt Conference), who trailed by as many as 11 in the first half en route to a 32-24 halftime deficit.

Western Kentucky took its first lead at 46-45 with 10:58 remaining, then the lead changed hands eight times. Trailing 53-52, the Hilltoppers scored six straight points - including four by Teeng Akol - then made 6 of 10 free throws down the stretch.

For the game, Western Kentucky made 19 of 27 free throws compared to just 4 of 5 for the Owls, who defeated the Hilltoppers 67-66 on Jan. 26.

Jordan McCoy scored 14 points to lead FAU (11-15, 7-6), which ended a two-game winning streak.

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Scoreboard
Florida Atlantic (11-15)322557
Western Kentucky (9-17) «244064

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. White, F313-80-011036
R. Taylor, G362-122-20436
S. Richardson, G273-80-02018
A. Tucker, G241-50-12352
P. Bertone, G153-70-04247
J. McCoy246-82-260214
D. Mavin215-100-040310
G. Gantt112-60-02024
K. Penn90-10-04000
A. Mattison20-00-01000
Totals 25-654-53992357
 38.5%80% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F336-108-11100120
T. Akol, C245-70-240310
J. Crook, G343-161-22417
T. Price, G321-40-04123
D. Gordon, G315-93-5120113
K. McDonald172-75-50219
V. Zollo150-22-22022
N. Snipes130-00-02000
O. Akamune10-00-00000
Totals 22-5519-273871164
 40%70.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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