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Johnson leads Western Kentucky to CUSA title game, 57-49

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Justin Johnson scored seven straight Western Kentucky points to open up a slim lead and the No. 3 seed Hilltoppers fought past second-seeded Old Dominion 57-49 in the semifinals of the Conference-USA Tournament on Friday.

Western Kentucky (24-9) takes on fourth-seeded Marshall (23-10) in Saturday's championship game.

The Hilltoppers led Old Dominion 47-44 with 3 1/2 minutes left when Johnson went up against the Monarch's leading scorer Trey Porter. Johnson made two free throws after being fouled by Porter, drove for a layup after rebounding a Porter miss, and answered Porter's dunk with a 3-pointer.

The burst put Western Kentucky ahead 54-46 which was enough even as WKU made just 3 of 6 free throws down the stretch.

Johnson had a double-double with 19 points and 13 boards. Taveion Hollingsworth added 11 points.

Porter scored 19 to lead Old Dominion but was called for a technical and fouled out with 34 seconds remaining. The Monarchs lost three times to Western Kentucky this season.

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Key Players
D. Thompson
A. Caver
38.8 Min. Per Game 38.8
13.8 Pts. Per Game 13.8
7.5 Ast. Per Game 7.5
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
49.0 Field Goal % 38.7
34.5 Three Point % 26.3
68.9 Free Throw % 71.4
  Defensive rebound by Justin Johnson 18.0
  Xavier Green missed 3-pt. jump shot 20.0
  Defensive rebound by Randy Haynes 28.0
  Justin Johnson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
  Justin Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Personal foul on B.J. Stith 28.0
  Darius Thompson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 35.0
+ 1 Darius Thompson made 1st of 2 free throws 35.0
  Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Trey Porter 35.0
+ 1 Taveion Hollingsworth made 2nd of 2 free throws 35.0
+ 1 Taveion Hollingsworth made 1st of 2 free throws 35.0
Team Stats
Points 57 49
Field Goals 18-49 (36.7%) 19-52 (36.5%)
3-Pointers 3-14 (21.4%) 1-13 (7.7%)
Free Throws 18-26 (69.2%) 10-20 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 37 35
Offensive 7 9
Defensive 26 24
Team 4 2
Assists 10 10
Steals 4 6
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 8 9
Fouls 16 22
Technicals 0 2
19 PTS, 13 REB
17 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Western Ky. 24-9 312657
home team logo Old Dominion 25-7 222749
Team Stats
away team logo Western Ky. 24-9 72.4 PPG 39.7 RPG 11.9 APG
home team logo Old Dominion 25-7 68.3 PPG 42.5 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
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J. Johnson F PPG RPG APG FG%
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T. Porter F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Johnson F 19 PTS 13 REB 0 AST
T. Porter F 17 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
36.7 FG% 36.5
21.4 3PT FG% 7.7
69.2 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 19 13 0 7/12 2/4 3/7 3 37 0 1 1 3 10
T. Hollingsworth 11 1 0 3/9 0/3 5/6 3 32 1 0 0 0 1
L. Bearden 7 3 4 2/8 1/3 2/2 1 32 1 0 2 1 2
D. Thompson 6 2 6 1/9 0/4 4/6 1 38 1 0 2 0 2
D. Coleby 5 7 0 1/3 0/0 3/4 2 19 1 1 1 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Johnson 19 13 0 7/12 2/4 3/7 3 37 0 1 1 3 10
T. Hollingsworth 11 1 0 3/9 0/3 5/6 3 32 1 0 0 0 1
L. Bearden 7 3 4 2/8 1/3 2/2 1 32 1 0 2 1 2
D. Thompson 6 2 6 1/9 0/4 4/6 1 38 1 0 2 0 2
D. Coleby 5 7 0 1/3 0/0 3/4 2 19 1 1 1 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Anderson 4 3 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 3
J. Ohmer 3 1 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1
M. Nelson 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 0 2
M. Diagne 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1
T. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 33 10 18/49 3/14 18/26 16 200 4 2 8 7 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Porter 17 3 1 6/12 0/0 5/7 5 28 0 1 1 1 2
Br. Stith 10 10 0 4/9 0/0 2/5 4 30 1 2 0 4 6
A. Caver 10 3 3 4/10 0/3 2/5 3 39 3 0 3 1 2
BJ. Stith 5 7 1 2/9 0/3 1/1 2 33 0 1 2 2 5
R. Haynes 5 8 5 2/8 1/5 0/2 2 32 2 1 1 1 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Porter 17 3 1 6/12 0/0 5/7 5 28 0 1 1 1 2
Br. Stith 10 10 0 4/9 0/0 2/5 4 30 1 2 0 4 6
A. Caver 10 3 3 4/10 0/3 2/5 3 39 3 0 3 1 2
BJ. Stith 5 7 1 2/9 0/3 1/1 2 33 0 1 2 2 5
R. Haynes 5 8 5 2/8 1/5 0/2 2 32 2 1 1 1 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
X. Green 2 0 0 1/4 0/2 0/0 2 20 0 0 2 0 0
K. Pinckney 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
S. Vassor 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 4 0 0 0 0 1
A. Carver 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 1 0 0 1
G. McClinton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Godwin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hueitt Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Pilavios - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 49 33 10 19/52 1/13 10/20 22 200 6 6 9 9 24