Arkansas State vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 79, Arkansas St. 68


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -A.J. Slaughter and Sergio Kerusch each scored 21 points to lead Western Kentucky to a 79-68 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.

Western Kentucky (14-12, 7-6 Sun Belt Conference) led 40-32 after the first half.

The Red Wolves (14-10, 9-4) battled throughout the second half, but were unable to cut the Hilltoppers' lead to less than eight.

Slaughter scored 15 of his points in the second half and added a game-high seven assists. Jeremy Evans had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Steffphon Pettigrew added 11 points.

The Hilltoppers shot 51.8 percent from the field (29-for-56), compared to Arkansas State's 42.2 percent (27-for-64).

Western Kentucky led by as many as 15 points.

The Red Wolves' bench outscored the Hilltoppers' bench 27-7.

Brandon Reed led Arkansas State with 20 points and Daniel Bryant contributed 15 off the bench.

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Arkansas State Indians
B. Reed, G359-211-141320
B. Peterson, F300-62-213122
M. Adams, F172-32-21056
R. Allison, G341-72-27625
T. Finn, G293-72-25118
D. Bryant, G226-130-041115
J. Thomas, F164-40-00128
J. Brown, F152-30-00144
J. Butler, F20-00-00000
Total 27-649-936122068
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
S. Pettigrew, F365-111-335311
C. Dixon, F-C123-50-02106
J. Evans, F326-71-390313
A. Slaughter, G405-1311-1257021
S. Kerusch, F298-151-181321
C. Dickerson, G332-40-12036
J. Crook, G180-11-23111
Total 29-5615-2233151379
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
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Butler 68 Final
Young St 57
STMA 61 Final