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
Old Dominion6-115-498
Middle Tenn.6-114-535
Western Ky.6-114-633
Marshall5-214-6119
UAB4-313-7157
So. Miss4-411-10210
North Texas3-410-10193
UT-San Antonio3-410-10282
FAU3-49-10209
FIU3-49-11287
La. Tech3-512-9139
UTEP2-57-12318
Charlotte1-65-13300
Rice1-64-16326

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana7-017-374
Texas St.6-213-8245
Ga. Southern5-214-6124
Georgia St.5-214-6178
S. Alabama4-311-9242
UT-Arlington4-413-8156
App. St.3-48-12239
Troy2-48-11215
Arkansas St.2-57-13317
Little Rock2-55-15271
Coast. Car.2-68-13266
UL-Monroe1-67-11304
 
Other games
HARV 67 Final
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