Friday, January 23, 2015

Western Kentucky Survives UTEP in Overtime to Stay Undefeated in Conference USA

Western Kentucky 71

Final from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Game recap by WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Chris Harrison-Docks scored 12 points, including a big 3-pointer in overtime, and WKU beat UTEP 71-66 on Thursday.

Harrison-Docks' 3-pointer with 1:24 left in overtime put WKU up by three. George Fant's dunk moments later pushed it to four and UTEP's C.J. Cooper missed two 3-pointers in the last seven seconds.

WKU (13-5, 6-0 Conference USA) erased a 10-point lead early in the second and T.J. Price's layup with 4:22 left tied it at 57. Ben Lawson added a pair of free throws 45 seconds later to put the Hilltoppers up two.

UTEP (12-6, 4-2) went the last 4:38 of regulation without a basket, but Earvin Morris was fouled with 1.2 seconds left on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first but made the other two to force overtime.

Trency Jackson led WKU with 14 points and Fant finished with 13 points and 11 boards.

Cedrick Lang paced UTEP with 14 points, Vince Hunter had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Morris ended with 10 points.

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