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.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Troy (9-13)313061
Western Kentucky (12-11) «323365

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

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
 47.3%50% 
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
 47.8%75% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-635
Arkansas St.10-419-876
Georgia St.10-517-10126
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14140
Texas St.8-615-11208
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11148
S. Alabama6-813-14222
Little Rock4-1013-14248
App. St.3-128-18266
UL-Monroe1-137-20315

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-431
La. Tech13-321-8122
Old Dominion10-517-10132
UTEP10-512-15260
Rice9-619-9182
Marshall8-715-13127
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-813-15220
UT-San Antonio7-812-16300
Charlotte6-912-14233
FAU5-109-17288
So. Miss5-118-20336
North Texas2-138-19332
FIU2-136-22340
 
Other games
ILL 75 Final
MIST 80
ARIZ 57 Final
WASH 53
BUTL 58 Final
STL 75
GONZ 88 Final
LMU 43