Troy vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 65, Troy 61


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 17 points as Western Kentucky ended a three-game losing streak with a 65-61 Sun Belt Conference victory over Troy on Thursday night.

Western Kentucky big men Aleksejs Rostov, George Fant and Teeng Akol combined for 36 points on 13-of-17 shooting. Rostov made 5 of 5 shots and had 14 points, Fant made 4 of 7 and had 13 points and Akol made 4 of 5 for nine points.

Price's 3-pointer put the Hilltoppers (12-11, 6-6) ahead to stay, 52-50, with 11:37 remaining, and he capped an 11-0 run with another 3-pointer to make it 59-50.

The Trojans (9-13, 4-7) scored seven straight points to draw to within 63-61, but two free throws by Brandon Harris gave Western Kentucky its final lead with 20 seconds left.

Hunter Williams scored a career-high 23 points and Ray Chambers 18 for Troy, which lost 75-71 to Western Kentucky on Dec. 1.

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Troy Trojans
R. Chambers, F298-112-261218
W. Hinton, F283-60-25007
H. Williams, G389-150-032323
E. Jones, G363-110-05936
A. Myers, G242-60-01114
J. Mullahey180-20-02030
J. Warren111-10-02012
T. Calhoun100-21-20011
D. Jethroe60-10-00010
Totals 26-553-625131561
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F354-75-691313
A. Rostov, C245-53-440414
B. Harris, G362-82-23208
T. Price, G356-121-254017
J. Crook, G270-70-04610
K. Kaspar231-21-21304
T. Akol94-50-00009
O. Akamune40-00-02010
S. Drane40-00-00020
C. Dickerson30-00-02000
Totals 22-4612-1631161165
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
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ARIZ 57 Final
BUTL 58 Final
STL 75
GONZ 88 Final
LMU 43