Western Kentucky edges Arkansas State 79-76
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) T.J. Price's 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining lifted Western Kentucky to a 79-76 victory over Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference game Thursday night.
George Fant scored 19 points for the Hilltoppers (10-18, 6-9), making 8 of 9 shots. He hit two layups 33 seconds apart and added a free throw after the second to give Western Kentucky a 74-69 lead with 1:51 remaining.
The Hilltoppers led 76-72 at the 42-second mark after a layup by Derrick Gordon, who finished with 16 points. Trey Finn hit two free throws for the Red Wolves (12-18, 6-9) and Darion Griswold added two more with 17 seconds left to tie it after making a steal.
There were 16 lead changes and 15 ties in the game.
Malcolm Kirkland led Arkansas State with 22 points, Griswold had 15 and Finn 14.
Updated February 23, 2012