Scores

Final

W Kentucky 60

(10-5, 2-0 Sun Belt)

Troy 51

(5-9, 0-2 Sun Belt)

    1:00 PM ET, January 4, 2014

    Trojan Arena, Troy, Alabama

    1 2 T
    WKU 21 3960
    TROY 17 3451

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: G. Fant 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Troy: T. Calhoun 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky outshoots Troy 60-51

    Associated Press

    TROY, Ala. -- George Fant scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Western Kentucky eased past a cold-shooting Troy effort, winning 60-51 in a conference game on Saturday.

    T.J. Price, Caden Dickenson, O'Karo Akamune and Chris Harrison-Docks added 9 each in a balanced effort by the Hilltoppers.

    Western Kentucky (10-5, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) opened the game with a 9-0 run, but gave it up to Troy (5-9, 0-2) a few minutes later and trailed 15-14 before the Hilltoppers' Akamune scored four consecutive points inside the paint to retake the lead going into the half, 21-17.

    The Hilltoppers extended that lead to 17 in the second half on a Dickenson jumper with eight minutes to play. Troy pulled to within 6 points near game end, but was forced to foul Western Kentucky which made 3 of 4 free throws to lock it in. Troy shot only 28 percent from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    TROY
    Points 60 51
    FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 17-60 (.283)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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