Scores

Final

W Kentucky 75

(19-10, 11-6 Sun Belt)

Troy 74

(11-16, 6-10 Sun Belt)

    8:30 PM ET, February 17, 2007

    1 2 T
    WKU 29 4675
    TROY 32 4274

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: J. Evans 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Troy: S. Sharp 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    W. Kentucky 75, Troy 74

    Associated Press

    TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Jeremy Evans scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds Saturday night as Western Kentucky held off a furious rally by Troy and pulled off a 75-74 victory.

    Troy (11-16, 6-10) appeared to have won the game when a 3-pointer by O'Darien Bassett went in at the buzzer, but the basket was waved because he had stepped on the sideline before releasing the ball.

    Western Kentucky (19-10, 11-6 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 32-29 at the half after shooting 33.3 percent from the field, but came back in the second to shoot 59.3 and overcome the deficit.

    The Hilltoppers remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Arkansas State and North Texas in the race for the third and final bye at the league tournament next month.

    Orlando Mendez-Valdez followed Evans in double-digits with 13 points. Ty Rogers added 12 and Boris Siakam pitched in 10 points.

    Troy's Sammy Sharp scored a game-high 20 points, while Bassett and Richard Chaney added 13 each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    TROY
    Points 75 74
    FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 26-60 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

    2006-07 Season

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