Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe

W. Kentucky 76, Louisiana-Monroe 71

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Kevin Kaspar scored six of his 11 points in overtime as Western Kentucky outlasted Louisiana-Monroe 76-71 Thursday night in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Western Kentucky (5-9), coming off a 70-60 loss to No. 4 Louisville, snapped a three-game skid.

George Fant led the Hilltoppers with 17 points, including three in overtime, and nine rebounds.

The Warhawks (1-13) led by 10 points in the first half, then the momentum shifted to Western Kentucky, which led by as many as 15 in the second.

The Hilltoppers saw a six-point cushion evaporate with 46 seconds left in regulation. Steven McClellan converted a three-point play with 11 seconds to go, then Hugh Mingo made a 3-pointer with 4 seconds on the clock to tie it at 64

Western Kentucky never trailed in overtime as Kaspar contributed a jumper and 4 of 5 free throws.

Mingo scored a season-high 23 points.

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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (5-9) «34301276
Louisiana-Monroe (1-13)2935771

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F334-89-1291317
V. Zollo, F133-50-02027
D. Gordon, G423-96-772213
T. Price, G373-93-86739
J. Crook, G363-71-24337
K. Kaspar222-56-730011
T. Akol153-41-11017
N. Snipes131-32-22045
K. McDonald110-30-01020
K. Anyigbo30-00-01110
Totals 22-5328-3939142176
 41.5%71.8% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
C. Bibi Ndongo, F211-31-24253
S. McClellan, C315-105-580515
F. Brown, G445-152-245513
R. McCray, G432-53-42017
H. Mingo, G419-153-542423
T. Mackey262-40-01126
T. Lindsey101-30-01112
F. Ribeiro81-10-12002
M. Hansberry10-00-00000
Totals 26-5614-1930112371
 46.4%73.7% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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BC 46
ELON 62 Final
NC 100
Florida 83 Final
RUT 85
PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
HOW 34 Final
Kansas 89
VANDY 74 Final
MU 57