Louisiana-Monroe defeats Western Kentucky 67-66

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MONROE, La. (AP)—Dynile Forbes scored 22 points, including the game-winning free throw with 1.9 seconds left and Louisiana-Monroe defeated Western Kentucky 67-66 on Thursday night.

The Warhawks (10-14, 5-8 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 66-60 before a three-point play by Tommie Sykes with 1:49 to go. Kenneth Averette’s 3 tied it 1:26 later.

The Hilltoppers (12-11, 5-6) held for the last shot, but Lawrence Gilbert forced a turnover and hit Forbes ahead of the play. Forbes then split his foul shots to give Louisiana-Monroe its first ever win against Western Kentucky in five tries.

The Warhawks held on for the win, batting away a desperation long pass.

Rudy Turner scored 11 points and Colby Carr had 10 for Louisiana-Monroe, which snapped a two-game skid.

Jeremy Evans scored 19 points and AJ Slaughter 18 for the Hilltoppers. Caden Dickerson chipped in 10 points for Western Kentucky.

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 West. Kentucky
Jeremy Evans Jeremy Evans
8-12,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 LA Monroe
Dynile Forbes Dynile Forbes
6-9,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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