Scores

Final

W Kentucky 48

(21-13, 12-6 Sun Belt)

Troy 54

(20-11, 13-5 Sun Belt)

7:00 PM ET, March 8, 2010

1 2 T
WKU 25 2348
TROY 38 1654

Top Performers

Western Kentucky: J. Evans 6 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Blk

Troy: A. Jones 7 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

Troy 54, W. Kentucky 48

Associated Press

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Richard Delk made a 3-pointer from the right wing with 13.2 seconds left, and top-seeded Troy scored the game's final seven points for a 54-48 win over two-time defending tournament champion Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals Monday night.

Troy will face North Texas in Tuesday's title game.

The Trojans (20-11) blew a 16-point lead and fell behind 48-47 on a 3-pointer by Western Kentucky's A.J. Slaughter. Delk then scored off an offensive rebound to put Troy back in the lead. With Troy ahead 51-48 and the shot clock running down, Delk faked Western Kentucky's Steffphon Pettigrew in the air, stepped to the left and made his big 3-pointer that put the game away.

Pettigrew led the Hilltoppers (21-13) with 14 points.

Brandon Hazzard scored 17 points for the Trojans, all in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
TROY
Points 48 54
FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 24-64 (.375)
3P Made-Attempted 4-22 (.182) 5-24 (.208)
FT Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 1-3 (.333)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 17

2009-10 Season

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