Scores

Final

TX-Arlington 72

(15-17, 9-9 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 77

(20-12, 12-6 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2014

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    UTA 40 3272
    WKU 33 4477

    W Kentucky holds off Texas-Arlington, 77-72

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- T.J. Price scored 12 points in the final five minutes to earn Western Kentucky a 77-72 win over Texas-Arlington Thursday night.

    Price drilled a 3-pointer with 4:34 left to get the Hilltoppers even at 62, then gave them a 65-62 lead by hitting three of four from the free throw line.

    Lonnie McClanahan, who scored 11 of the Mavericks' final 12 points, had two three-point plays to cut the lead to a point, 71-70 with 1:14 left to play, but Texas-Arlington could manage only one last McClanahan layup while Western Kentucky was 5 of 6 from the line to close out the win.

    Price finished with 21 points to lead Western Kentucky (14-7, 6-2 Sun Belt), with Chris Harrison-Docks adding 17 and George Fant 11.

    McClanahan led Texas-Arlington (9-11, 4-4) with 28 points, hitting 10 of 11 from the free throw line. Brandon Edwards added 19 points.

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