Troy 76 at W. Kentucky 81

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Price, Western Kentucky put away Troy 81-76
Thursday, Feb 13, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)—T.J. Price scored 22 points and George Fant added 16 as Western Kentucky topped Troy 81-76 on Thursday night.

The Hilltoppers (17-8, 9-3 Sun Belt Conference) shot 43.6 percent from the field and outrebounded Troy 41-28. O'Karo Akamune scored 10 points and Payton Hulsey had seven with nine rebounds.

Troy (8-15, 3-8) shot 42.4 percent and went 9 of 22 from beyond the arc. Hunter Williams finished with 22 points, and Antoine Myers had 15 with six assists.

Western Kentucky used a 9-0 run capped by two Akamune layups to pull ahead by 14 late in the first half. A 10-0 surge near the midway mark in the second half put the Hilltoppers up 53-37.

Williams sank four 3-pointers in the final five minutes to help Troy crawl within four, 78-74, but with just 32 seconds remaining. Western Kentucky answered with three free throws to ice the game.

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 Troy
Antoine Myers Antoine Myers
3-6,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists
 W. Kentucky
T.J. Price T.J. Price
5-9,  22 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists

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