Western Kentucky vs South Alabama

W. Kentucky 62, South Alabama 59

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 22 points and Jamal Crook hit the go-ahead basket with 17 seconds left as Western Kentucky knocked off South Alabama 62-59 Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

The sixth-seeded Hilltoppers (18-15) advance to the conference semifinals for the ninth straight year and will face second-seeded Arkansas State on Sunday.

Third-seeded South Alabama (17-12) led 59-58 when Barrington Stevens hit a jumper with 54 seconds remaining. Crook's shot put Western Kentucky back in front and on the ensuing possession Brandon Harris stole the ball from the Jaguars' Augustine Rubit. That forced South Alabama to foul, and Price hit two free throws with 9 seconds left for a three-point lead.

The Jaguars had a chance to tie, but 3-point attempts by Stevens and Rubit were off the mark.

George Fant added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Hilltoppers.

Rubit scored 22 for South Alabama.

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Western Kentucky (17-15) «293362
South Alabama (17-11)263359

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F377-104-590318
A. Rostov, C231-63-44235
T. Price, G358-153-411322
J. Crook, G295-90-001310
C. Dickerson, G211-31-22004
B. Harris241-40-03113
K. Kaspar120-20-00010
K. Anyigbo90-00-02040
O. Akamune80-00-00040
S. Drane20-10-00010
Totals 23-5011-152752362
 46%73.3% 
South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F354-1814-1681022
J. Carter, F304-63-360411
M. Ammons, G322-61-26046
A. Allen, G231-80-06023
D. Conner, G100-21-20031
W. Wright283-30-01016
B. Stevens III242-42-22126
T. Anderson181-32-23024
Totals 17-5023-273821859
 34%85.2% 
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

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
 
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UAB 71 Final
MEMP 86
SYR 39 Final
GTOWN 61
FLA 57 Final
UK 61
LAS 54 Final
STL 78
KSU 70 Final
OKST 76
PITT 81 Final
DEP 66
MU 69 Final
SJU 67
UCLA 61 Final
WASH 54
CLEM 49 Final
UM 62
ORE 62 Final
UTAH 72
ND 57 Final
LOU 73
AZST 58 Final
ARIZ 73
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AF 89
KAN 58 Final
BAYL 81
DUKE 69 Final
UNC 53
LMU 48 Final
GONZ 66