Sports
10:38 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

WKU Drops to .500 in Sun Belt, Loses at Home to Arkansas St.

T.J. Price scored 21 points in Saturday's loss.
T.J. Price scored 21 points in Saturday's loss.
Credit WKU Athletics

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.