South Alabama vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 79, South Alabama 73

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 22 points and Western Kentucky got a big boost from its bench to beat South Alabama 79-73 Thursday night.

The Hilltoppers (16-14, 10-9 Sun Belt Conference), who won their third straight game and avenged an earlier 65-57 loss at South Alabama, led 39-30 at halftime and by 14 points midway through the second half.

Behind Augustine Rubit (23 points), South Alabama got within 76-73 with 12 seconds left.

But George Fant (13 points) hit two clinching free throws.

Western Kentucky had a 30-7 advantage in bench scoring, led by Brandon Harris' 12 points. Aleksejs Rostov added 10 more.

The Hilltoppers also had a big edge in points off turnovers, outscoring the Jaguars 30-14.

Javier Carter posted a double-double for South Alabama with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dre Conner and Antoine Allen added 12 apiece. The Jaguars had won five of their last six games.

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South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F378-187-794323
J. Carter, F325-94-6101214
A. Allen, G332-76-822212
D. Conner, G294-92-211412
M. Ammons, G201-52-20245
B. Stevens III180-30-02010
T. Anderson142-40-02035
W. Wright141-10-00032
V. Juricek30-00-00000
Totals 23-5621-2530102273
 41.1%84% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F355-133-580313
A. Rostov, C134-61-240510
T. Price, G376-178-1164222
J. Crook, G261-52-22434
C. Dickerson, G80-00-01000
B. Harris314-61-283112
K. Kaspar182-40-12116
K. Anyigbo151-11-22143
O. Akamune134-40-04008
S. Drane40-01-20021
Totals 27-5617-2738132179
 48.2%63% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
OHST 63 Final
NW 53
UTST 61 Final
LT 84
DUKE 68 Final
UVA 73
GONZ 70 Final
BYU 65
ORST 75 Final
ORE 85