Arkansas State vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 79, Arkansas St. 76


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price's 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining lifted Western Kentucky to a 79-76 victory over Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference game Thursday night.

George Fant scored 19 points for the Hilltoppers (10-18, 6-9), making 8 of 9 shots. He hit two layups 33 seconds apart and added a free throw after the second to give Western Kentucky a 74-69 lead with 1:51 remaining.

The Hilltoppers led 76-72 at the 42-second mark after a layup by Derrick Gordon, who finished with 16 points. Trey Finn hit two free throws for the Red Wolves (12-18, 6-9) and Darion Griswold added two more with 17 seconds left to tie it after making a steal.

There were 16 lead changes and 15 ties in the game.

Kahlil McDonald and Teeng Akol added 14 points each for Western Kentucky.

Malcolm Kirkland led Arkansas State with 22 points, Griswold had 15 and Finn 14.

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Arkansas State Indians
B. Peterson, F340-88-813038
M. Kirkland, F308-126-671522
E. Townsel, G393-81-22028
T. Finn, G363-76-843114
M. Hooten, G322-125-82249
D. Griswold145-65-650115
A. Sterrenberg90-10-02100
R. Dickerson40-00-00000
J. Zuppardo20-00-00000
Totals 21-5431-383971676
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F318-93-342519
T. Akol, C194-46-731514
D. Gordon, G334-88-1046216
T. Price, G292-60-02216
J. Crook, G151-42-21144
K. McDonald345-92-202214
V. Zollo172-40-01226
N. Snipes130-10-00010
O. Akamune70-00-01110
K. Anyigbo20-10-00000
Totals 26-4621-2417172379
Sun Belt
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

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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