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Western Kentucky Holds Off Middle Tennessee 73-67

Posted: Updated: Feb 25, 2012 09:30 PM
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - T.J. Price scored 13 points and Western Kentucky snapped a five-game losing streak against Middle Tennessee with a 73-67 win on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Middle Tennessee led by three at halftime and game was tied 53-53 with 7:09 to play when the Hilltoppers went on an 11-0 run. Two free throws by Derrick Gordon with 4:43 remaining gave Western Kentucky a 64-53 lead.

The Blue Raiders cut the deficit to 69-67 with 22 seconds left before Western Kentucky got two free throws from Gordon and a basket by Khalil McDonald to seal it.

Teeng Akol added 12 points, Gordon had 11 and McDonald 10 for the Hilltoppers (11-18, 7-9 Sun Belt Conference), who have won two straight.

LaRon Dendy scored 18 points, Raymond Cintron added 15 and Marcos Knight had 13 for the Blue Raiders (25-5, 14-2), who saw a four-game winning streak end.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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