Scores

Final

W Kentucky 58

(9-5, 1-0 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 56

(6-8, 0-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

6:05 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

1 2 T
WKU 27 3158
USA 25 3156

Top Performers

Western Kentucky: T. Price 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

South Alabama: M. Ammons 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Western Kentucky beats South Alabama 58-56

Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Chris Harrison-Docks made a tear-drop runner from the middle of the lane with 4.3 seconds left to lift Western Kentucky over South Alabama 58-56 in the Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday night.

Harrison-Docks finished with 11 points and four assists, George Fant had 10 points and 11 rebounds and T.J. Price led the Hilltoppers (9-5) with 19 points. Price became the 47th player in WKU history with 1,000 career points on a layup with 9:16 left in the first half.

South Alabama (6-8) tied the game at 56 on Mychal Ammons' layup with 29.2 seconds to go. Ammons had also tied the game at 51 with 3:10 to play. WKU went ahead on Payton Hulsey's layup and Antoine Allen and Harrison-Docks traded 3-pointers with less than 2 minutes to go.

Ammons had 15 points and five rebounds for South Alabama. Augustine Rubit and Allen and each scored 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
USA
Points 58 56
FG Made-Attempted 24-67 (.358) 23-55 (.418)
3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 3-8 (.375) 6-9 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 7 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2014 WKU 58, @USA 56Recap
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