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Johnson helps Western Kentucky overcome UTEP 72-60

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Justin Johnson scored 20 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to a 72-60 victory over UTEP on Thursday night, the Hilltoppers' fifth straight road victory.

The win left the Hilltoppers (16-6, 8-1) alone in second in Conference USA with Old Dominion (7-2) losing to first-place Middle Tennessee (9-1) earlier Thursday. WKU has won four consecutive conference games for the first time since 2013-2014.

Johnson posted his seventh double-double this season and the 31st of his career. Taveion Hollingsworth added a career-high five 3-pointers and scored 17 points.

There were 16 lead changes and five ties with WKU not clinching the win until scoring the final eight points with 1:32 remaining. The game-ending run began after Paul Thomas was called for his fifth foul on the offensive glass and Johnson made two free throws before adding a dunk.

Omega Harris led the Miners (7-15, 2-8) with 16 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Western Ky. 16-6 304272
home team logo UTEP 7-15 322860
Team Stats
away team logo Western Ky. 16-6 78.7 PPG 38.4 RPG 13.7 APG
home team logo UTEP 7-15 67.3 PPG 36.3 RPG 10.7 APG
Key Players
15
D. Thompson 15.0 PPG 4.7 RPG 4.8 APG 48.2 FG%
25
K. Frazier 11.0 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.1 APG 40.3 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB