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Louisiana-Monroe vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 74, Louisiana-Monroe 60

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 18 points Friday night and Western Kentucky never trailed in beating Louisiana-Monroe 74-60 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

George Fant scored 12 on 6-of-6 shooting for the Hilltoppers (17-15), who are the sixth seed in the tournament. They meet No. 3 seed South Alabama in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Ten players scored for Western Kentucky, which shot 69 percent in the first half on the way to a 46-24 lead. The Hilltoppers finished at 58 percent.

Kyle Koszuta led Louisiana-Monroe (4-23) with 15 points. Millaun Brown scored 12, and Trent Mackey and Amos Olatayo had 10 points each for the Warhawks, who lost their last six games.

Western Kentucky is the defending Sun Belt tournament champion, having won as the No. 7 seed last season.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
M. Brown, F356-110-071412
T. Lindsey, F111-60-02202
T. Mackey, G384-90-114210
K. Koszuta, G365-81-234115
A. Olatayo, G213-114-560210
J. James313-71-37647
R. McCray282-40-21234
Totals 24-566-1329191660
 42.9%46.2% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F216-60-251212
A. Rostov, C161-22-24034
T. Price, G296-123-562118
J. Crook, G182-42-40626
C. Dickerson, G183-40-03129
K. Kaspar243-60-02209
B. Harris233-60-03118
K. Anyigbo201-40-03122
O. Akamune181-10-04222
P. Blade50-10-01000
S. Drane42-20-00014
M. Vasquez30-00-00000
S. Sheldon10-00-00000
Totals 28-487-1331161674
 58.3%53.8% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-07-2122
Georgia St.0-07-351
Texas St.0-06-3181
UT-Arlington0-06-4107
Arkansas St.0-05-4269
Troy0-05-4336
UL Lafayette0-06-5323
UL-Monroe0-06-5304
UALR0-05-5279
App. St.0-03-6216
S. Alabama0-02-8348

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-112
La. Tech0-08-4211
UTEP0-08-473
FAU0-06-4162
Middle Tenn.0-07-5196
Charlotte0-06-554
North Texas0-06-5259
FIU0-06-6160
So. Miss0-05-5310
Western Ky.0-05-5109
UT-San Antonio0-04-5262
Marshall0-04-8308
UAB0-04-8315
Rice0-03-7351