Scores

Final

AR-Little Rock 53

(8-13, 5-2 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 65

(6-14, 2-5 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: FOXCS

    2:00 PM ET, January 21, 2012

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    UALR 28 2553
    WKU 27 3865

    Top Performers

    Arkansas-Little Rock: D. Williams 16 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Western Kentucky: J. Crook 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    W. Kentucky 65, UALR 53

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Derrick Gordon and Jamal Crook scored 13 points apiece as Western Kentucky beat Arkansas-Little Rock 65-53 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak.

    Crook was 6 of 7 from the field and knocked down his lone 3-pointer. Gordon hit only 4 of 12 shots from the field but made a game-high five free throws.

    Western Kentucky (6-14, 2-5 Sun Belt Conference) trailed most of the first half before taking its first lead, 27-26, with 1:17 left in the period. Arkansas-Little Rock (8-12, 5-1) jumped ahead 49-44 in the second half, but the Hilltoppers scored 13 unanswered points to take a 57-49 lead with 1:53 left to play.

    The Hilltoppers made eight free throws, including four from George Fant, in the final minute. Fant finished with 12 points.

    Western Kentucky has defeated Arkansas-Little Rock seven straight times, dating back to the 2006-07 season.

    D'Andre Williams led the Trojans with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UALR
    WKU
    Points 53 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 23-56 (.411)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 6-25 (.240)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 12

    2011-12 Season

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