Friday, February 6, 2015

Western Kentucky Retakes Top Spot in Conference USA with Comeback Win Over North Texas

Western Kentucky 65
North Texas 59

Final from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Game recap by WKU:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- T.J. Price scored 19 points, George Fant added 14 with 16 rebounds, and WKU scored the last 11 points of the game to take down North Texas 65-59 on Thursday night.

Fant has scored in double figures in 12-straight games for WKU (16-6, 9-1 Conference USA). Ben Lawson added eight points and five blocked shots.

Armani Flannigan hit two buckets and a free throw and North Texas led 7-4, but the Hilltoppers pulled ahead on a 14-1 run, then led 27-12 after a layup by Fant. Price scored 13 points in the half and the Hilltoppers led 34-25 at intermission.

The Mean Green gained ground on a 14-10 second-half run, then led 47-46 on a jumper by Jordan Williams. The lead traded hands three more times before Trency Jackson hit a 3 for a 60-59 Hilltoppers lead with 3:02 left, and WKU finished with five unanswered points.

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