Louisiana-Monroe vs Western Kentucky

W. Kentucky 74, Louisiana-Monroe 60

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 18 points Friday night and Western Kentucky never trailed in beating Louisiana-Monroe 74-60 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

George Fant scored 12 on 6-of-6 shooting for the Hilltoppers (17-15), who are the sixth seed in the tournament. They meet No. 3 seed South Alabama in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Ten players scored for Western Kentucky, which shot 69 percent in the first half on the way to a 46-24 lead. The Hilltoppers finished at 58 percent.

Kyle Koszuta led Louisiana-Monroe (4-23) with 15 points. Millaun Brown scored 12, and Trent Mackey and Amos Olatayo had 10 points each for the Warhawks, who lost their last six games.

Western Kentucky is the defending Sun Belt tournament champion, having won as the No. 7 seed last season.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Monroe (4-23)243660
Western Kentucky (17-15) «462874

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
M. Brown, F356-110-071412
T. Lindsey, F111-60-02202
T. Mackey, G384-90-114210
K. Koszuta, G365-81-234115
A. Olatayo, G213-114-560210
J. James313-71-37647
R. McCray282-40-21234
Totals 24-566-1329191660
 42.9%46.2% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F216-60-251212
A. Rostov, C161-22-24034
T. Price, G296-123-562118
J. Crook, G182-42-40626
C. Dickerson, G183-40-03129
K. Kaspar243-60-02209
B. Harris233-60-03118
K. Anyigbo201-40-03122
O. Akamune181-10-04222
P. Blade50-10-01000
S. Drane42-20-00014
M. Vasquez30-00-00000
S. Sheldon10-00-00000
Totals 28-487-1331161674
 58.3%53.8% 
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

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