BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- T.J. Price scored 17 points as Western Kentucky ended a three-game losing streak with a 65-61 Sun Belt Conference victory over Troy on Thursday night.
Western Kentucky big men Aleksejs Rostov, George Fant and Teeng Akol combined for 36 points on 13-of-17 shooting. Rostov made 5 of 5 shots and had 14 points, Fant made 4 of 7 and had 13 points and Akol made 4 of 5 for nine points.
Price's 3-pointer put the Hilltoppers (12-11, 6-6) ahead to stay, 52-50, with 11:37 remaining, and he capped an 11-0 run with another 3-pointer to make it 59-50.
The Trojans (9-13, 4-7) scored seven straight points to draw to within 63-61, but two free throws by Brandon Harris gave Western Kentucky its final lead with 20 seconds left.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.
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