Monday, February 2, 2015

Western Kentucky Wins at Southern Miss to Maintain Share of Lead in Conference USA

Western Kentucky 73
Southern Miss 62

Final from  Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Game recap by WKU:

HATTIESBUG, Miss. (AP) -- T.J. Price tied a career high with 30 points on 8-for-15 shooting to lead WKU to a 73-62 win over Southern Miss on Saturday night.

Trency Jackson added 14 points and George Fant had 12 points to go with nine rebounds for WKU (15-6, 8-1 Conference USA). Fant also had nine rebounds.

The Hilltoppers, who took the lead for good with a bucket from Fant early in the first half that made it 11-9, carried a 34-28 advantage into the break and padded it down the stretch.

Both teams shot comparably from the field but WKU went 24 for 32 at the free throw line while Southern Miss (6-14, 1-8) was 15 for 22.

Current Conference USA Standings:

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Louisiana Tech 8-1 17-5
Western Kentucky 8-1 15-6
UAB 7-2 11-11
Old Dominion 6-3 17-4
UTEP 6-3 14-7
Middle Tennessee 5-4 12-10
UT San Antonio 4-5 10-10
Florida International 3-4 10-10
North Texas 3-5 9-11
Rice 3-5 6-14
Charlotte 3-6 9-12
Marshall 2-7 6-16
Florida Atlantic 1-6 8-10
Southern Miss 1-8 6-14

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