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
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
Other games
DUKE 74 Final
Florida St 66
MRST 80 Final
Louisville 56 Final
Cincinnati 60
Wisc 66 Final
Iowa 67