Louisiana-Monroe vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 75, Louisiana-Monroe 57

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - George Fant had 15 points and nine rebounds as Western Kentucky snapped a three-game losing streak and earned a season sweep of Louisiana-Monroe 75-57 Thursday night.

The Hilltoppers (14-14, 8-9 Sun Belt Conference) won the first meeting 65-54, and jumped to a 34-22 halftime advantage Thursday while holding the Warhawks to 30.8-percent shooting (8 of 26) before the break.

Louisiana-Monroe (4-19, 3-14) improved to 41.4 percent (12 of 29) after intermission, but couldn't keep pace as Western Kentucky shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) after halftime, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range.

T.J. Price added 15 points, Jamal Crook scored 13 and Brandon Harris had 12 on 4-of-8 3-point shooting for Western Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers finished 8 of 20 from 3-point range and made at least one trey for the 800th consecutive game dating back to March 15, 1987 - the sixth longest streak in the country.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
M. Brown, F321-20-212232
J. James, F285-111-322511
A. Olatayo, G396-174-660218
T. Mackey, G354-111-221113
R. McCray, G322-61-21115
T. Lindsey190-53-42133
K. Koszuta152-30-01315
Totals 20-5510-1928101657
 36.4%52.6% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F154-77-892415
A. Rostov, C223-72-25128
T. Price, G385-102-375015
J. Crook, G355-102-237013
C. Dickerson, G150-10-01010
B. Harris304-80-061112
K. Anyigbo162-30-02224
T. Akol122-20-06024
S. Drane102-40-23034
P. Blade20-10-00000
S. Sheldon20-10-01000
M. Vasquez20-00-00000
O. Akamune10-10-00000
Totals 27-5513-1743181575
 49.1%76.5% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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ORE 46
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