Western Kentucky vs Denver

W. Kentucky 67, Denver 63

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - George Fant scored 19 points and Kahlil McDonald 14 to lead Western Kentucky to a 67-63 victory against Denver in a Sun Belt tournament semifinal on Monday night.

Derrick Gordon had seven points, six rebounds and a crucial block for the seventh-seeded Hilltoppers (14-18), who advanced to play No. 5 seed North Texas in the title game on Tuesday.

Western Kentucky led 65-63 when Brian Stafford missed a 3-point attempt for No. 3 seed Denver (22-9), and Royce O'Neale rebounded and tried a put-back attempt with three seconds remaining. Gordon swatted the shot, and McDonald got the rebound and made two game-sealing free throws.

The Hilltoppers shot 55.9 percent (19 of 34) from the floor and made 24 free throws (in 34 attempts) to the Pioneers' 12 (16 attempts).

Denver dropped to 0-8 when allowing at least 65 points.

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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (14-18) «343367
Denver (22-9)313263
WKY:G. Fant 19 Pts
WKY:D. Gordon 6 Reb
WKY:J. Crook 2 Ast
DENVER:B. Stafford 19 Pts
DENVER:R. O'Neale 9 Reb
DENVER:R. Lewis 4 Ast
 

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
Western KentuckyDenver
WKY
George Fant
DENVER
Royce O'Neale
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
19211591
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
D. Gordon, G370-57-126217
J. Crook, G324-60-11218
G. Fant, F316-87-921119
T. Price, G302-40-03126
T. Akol, F-C110-23-42023
V. Zollo, F252-32-25226
K. McDonald, G214-53-431414
O. Akamune, F131-12-21034
C. Dickerson, GDid Not Play
K. Anyigbo, FDid Not Play
S. Drane, FDid Not Play
K. Kaspar, GDid Not Play
N. Snipes, FDid Not Play
S. Sheldon, GDid Not Play
J. Starks, GDid Not Play
Totals 19-3424-342391667
 55.9%70.6% 
Denver Pioneers
B. Stafford, G387-152-204119
B. Olson, G380-21-21041
R. O'Neale, F376-122-291415
C. Udofia, F355-112-360412
R. Lewis, F263-65-744411
T. Hallam, G120-00-00020
J. Coughlin, F91-40-01113
B. Foeman, F51-10-00022
C. Griffin, G10-00-00000
T. Thalken, GDid Not Play
C. Hallam, FDid Not Play
A. Pickert, GDid Not Play
M. Byrd, FDid Not Play
J. Logan, CDid Not Play
C. Webb, GDid Not Play
Totals 23-5112-1621102263
 45.1%75.0% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
No. Dak. St.14-226-7
IPFW12-525-11
S. Dak. St.11-519-13
Denver9-716-15
South Dakota6-912-18
Nebraska Omaha5-917-15
Western Ill.4-1110-20
IUPUI1-146-26
 
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GONZAG 74 Final
MARYCA 78