BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- T.J. Price scored 22 points and Western Kentucky got a big boost from its bench to beat South Alabama 79-73 Thursday night.
The Hilltoppers (16-14, 10-9 Sun Belt Conference), who won their third straight game and avenged an earlier 65-57 loss at South Alabama, led 39-30 at halftime and by 14 points midway through the second half.
Behind Augustine Rubit (23 points), South Alabama got within 76-73 with 12 seconds left.
But George Fant (13 points) hit two clinching free throws.
The Hilltoppers also had a big edge in points off turnovers, outscoring the Jaguars 30-14.
ESPN's Dan Dakich joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the SEC's presence in the NBA Draft.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
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