Western Kentucky vs Troy

Troy 54, W. Kentucky 48

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Richard Delk made a 3-pointer from the right wing with 13.2 seconds left, and top-seeded Troy scored the game's final seven points for a 54-48 win over two-time defending tournament champion Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals Monday night.

Troy will face North Texas in Tuesday's title game.

The Trojans (20-11) blew a 16-point lead and fell behind 48-47 on a 3-pointer by Western Kentucky's A.J. Slaughter. Delk then scored off an offensive rebound to put Troy back in the lead. With Troy ahead 51-48 and the shot clock running down, Delk faked Western Kentucky's Steffphon Pettigrew in the air, stepped to the left and made his big 3-pointer that put the game away.

Pettigrew led the Hilltoppers (21-13) with 14 points.

Brandon Hazzard scored 17 points for the Trojans, all in the first half.

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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (21-13)252348
Troy (20-11) «381654
WKTY:Steffphon Pettigrew 14 Pts
WKTY:Jeremy Evans 12 Reb
WKTY:Anthony Sally 3 Ast
TROY:Brandon Hazzard 17 Pts
TROY:Yamene Coleman 11 Reb
TROY:Antywan Jones 4 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
TroyWestern Kentucky
TROY
Brandon Hazzard
WKTY
Sergio Kerusch
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
172112101
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
A. Slaughter, G402-110-23335
S. Pettigrew, F386-141-242214
S. Kerusch, F345-162-5101212
J. Evans, F333-50-112026
A. Sally, G261-30-04302
C. Dickerson, G163-60-10108
C. Dixon, F-C90-11-23101
J. Crook, G40-00-00000
W. Green, FDid Not Play
N. Milosevic, CDid Not Play
J. Pattillo, FDid Not Play
J. Swing, FDid Not Play
J. Tipping, GDid Not Play
Totals 20-564-133611848
 35.7%30.8% 
Troy Trojans
B. Hazzard, G377-190-021317
M. Vogler, G353-81-26347
R. Delk, G343-120-08017
Y. Coleman, C303-70-011016
A. Jones, F263-60-07407
V. Taylor, G184-70-11128
L. Patsatsia, G-F101-10-03012
B. Toombs, C100-40-04010
F. Clayman, FDid Not Play
S. Cunningham, GDid Not Play
K. Greenwood, FDid Not Play
R. Huddleston, GDid Not Play
T. Lee, GDid Not Play
T. Macon, FDid Not Play
Totals 24-641-34291354
 37.5%33.3% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-08-235
Louisiana0-08-2127
Georgia St.0-07-3227
UT-Arlington0-07-367
Coast. Car.0-05-5184
S. Alabama0-05-5283
Texas St.0-05-5334
Troy0-05-5293
App. St.0-05-6272
UL-Monroe0-04-5246
Arkansas St.0-03-7343
Little Rock0-02-8299
 
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