Western Kentucky leads early to beat UTSA 83-74

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) George Fant scored 17 points and had 13 rebounds as Western Kentucky led by double figures at the break and held on to beat Texas-San Antonio 83-74 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in Conference USA.

The Hilltoppers didn't score a field goal in the final four minutes of the contest but went 14 of 17 from the line down the stretch to stay ahead. Keon Lewis made a layup with 22 seconds left to cut the difference to five points, 79-74, but was unable to convert the three-point play. Trency Jackson and Chris Harrison-Docks both made free throws in the final seconds for Western Kentucky (14-5, 7-0 Conference USA).

Harrison-Docks led the Hilltoppers with 20 points, and Jackson and T.J. Price added 13 points apiece. Ben Lawson finished with six blocks.

Lewis scored 24 points and the Roadrunners (9-9, 3-4) got 18 from Jeromie Hill.