Western Kentucky vs Arkansas State

W. Kentucky 58, Arkansas St. 56

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 24 points, including a layup with 19 seconds to play, and Western Kentucky defeated Arkansas State 58-56 Sunday night in the Sun Belt Conference tournament semifinals.

The sixth-seeded Hilltoppers (19-15) will play FIU for the Sun Belt championship Monday night. The fourth-seeded Golden Panthers upset regular-season champion Middle Tennessee State 61-57 earlier Sunday.

Western Kentucky, the winner of last season's tournament as the seventh seed, led most of the way. The second-seeded Red Wolves (19-12) used an 18-9 run to lead 53-51 with 4 minutes remaining. It was 56-55 ASU when Price stole the ball and went the length of the court for what became the winning layup.

Jamal Crook, whose late steal and basket helped the Hilltoppers beat South Alabama on Saturday, made a free throw with 13 seconds left to complete the scoring.

Brandon Peterson had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Arkansas State.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F250-65-83055
A. Rostov, C171-31-13043
T. Price, G378-207-771024
C. Dickerson, G251-20-00122
J. Crook, G131-31-24143
B. Harris313-82-272311
K. Kaspar220-30-13200
O. Akamune202-32-27126
S. Drane62-30-11034
K. Anyigbo40-10-00010
Totals 18-5218-243682458
 34.6%75% 
Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F324-42-6120310
K. Washington, F120-52-42012
T. Finn, G382-105-641410
C. Golden, G313-90-25229
M. Hooten, G181-30-01033
E. Townsel282-70-02135
K. Downs213-42-34028
R. Dickerson111-33-43125
R. Worsham92-40-02104
Totals 18-4914-253862056
 36.7%56% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech13-321-8120
Old Dominion10-517-10130
UTEP10-512-15255
Rice9-619-9180
Marshall8-715-13129
UAB8-715-13179
Western Ky.7-813-15224
UT-San Antonio7-812-16281
Charlotte6-912-14233
FAU5-109-17296
So. Miss5-118-20336
North Texas2-138-19330
FIU2-136-22343

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-877
Georgia St.10-517-10125
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14141
Texas St.8-615-11208
Troy8-616-12198
UL Lafayette6-816-11144
S. Alabama6-813-14222
Little Rock4-1013-14246
App. St.3-128-18265
UL-Monroe1-137-20316
 
Other games
WISC 63 Final
PSU 60
VCU 76 Final
TEMP 84
ILL 55 Final
OHST 68
IND 72 Final
MICH 71
NW 61 Final
MIST 71