Sat February 9, 2013
WKU Drops to .500 in Sun Belt, Loses at Home to Arkansas St.
WKU dropped a 67-49 decision to Arkansas State Saturday night at E.A. Diddle Arena, ending a bid for three-straight Sun Belt Conference victories. The loss drops WKU to 13-12 overall and 7-7 in the Sun Belt Conference.
A season high 5,862 fans were on hand on a night in which WKU honored the All-Diddle Arena Team and welcomed back the 2002-03 NCAA Tournament team celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The win was Arkansas State's first in Bowling Green in the last 11 tries dating back to the 1997-98 season.
T.J. Price led WKU with 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting, and he also led WKU in rebounding with seven and in assists with four. It was Price's fifth 20-point game of the season and sixth of his career, and he has now led WKU in scoring a team high nine times this season. Arkansas State was led by Trey Finn's 23 points and six three-pointers, and Brandon Peterson had nine points and 10 rebounds.
WKU Women Lose, Too
Jane Morrill scored five of her game-high 24 points in the final 18 seconds to lift Arkansas State to a 78-74 win over the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball team at E.A. Diddle Arena.
The loss dropped the Lady Toppers to 17-6 overall and 10-4 in the Sun Belt East Division, while Arkansas State remains in first place in the SBC West, improving to 13-11 overall and 10-5 in league play.