South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
South Alabama 73
(16-11, 6-6 away)
Western Kentucky 79
(16-14, 11-4 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 28, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
South Alabama 30 43 73
Western Kentucky 39 40 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
South Alabama A Rubit 23 J Carter 10 A Rubit 4
Western Kentucky T Price 22 G Fant 8 J Crook 4

Western Kentucky knocked off South Alabama 79-73 in conference play on Thursday, Feb. 28. With the win, the Hilltoppers tie the season series against South Alabama at 1-1. T.J. Price was exceptional for the Hilltoppers and put up a team-high 22 points and six rebounds. Brandon Harris also had an excellent outing, scoring 12 points and adding eight rebounds. For the Jaguars, Augustine Rubit got a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl). This makes three wins in a row for the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky (16-14, 10-9 Sun Belt) takes on Middle Tennessee State (26-4, 18-1 Sun Belt) on Saturday, Mar. 2 at home.

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • The win over South Alabama extended the Western Kentucky winning streak to three games.
  • WKU beat the spread by one points. That makes the 14th time this season the Hilltoppers have beaten the spread.
  • The Hilltoppers have won 91 percent of the time this season (10-1) after recording 13 or more assists.
  • Western Kentucky has won 86 percent of the time this season (6-1) when its field goal percentage has been 48.2 percent or better.
  • WKU has won 83 percent of the time this season (10-2) after holding an opponent to under 41.1 percent field goal percentage.
  • WKU has won 82 percent of the time this season (9-2) when opponents record 30 or fewer rebounds.
  • This season Western Kentucky has won 71 percent of the time (10-4) when George Fant has 13 points or more, 73 percent of the time (8-3) when T.J. Price has six field goals made or more, and 73 percent of the time (8-3) when Brandon Harris has eight rebounds or more.
  • The Hilltoppers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--WKU has a 8.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (T.J. Price and George Fant) accounted for 44.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Brandon Harris and George Fant) accounted for 42.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • T.J. Price has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 30 games this season.
  • Brandon Harris has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 30 games this season.
  • This marks the ninth 20-point game of T.J. Price's career.
  • T.J. Price has six straight double-digit point games.
  • George Fant has five straight double-digit point games.
  • George Fant had a career high with four blocks.
  • Brandon Harris has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Aleksejs Rostov.

South Alabama Game Notes

  • Augustine Rubit accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Javier Carter accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Augustine Rubit has led the team in scoring 21 times in 27 games this season.
  • Javier Carter has led the team in rebounding three times in 27 games this season.
  • This marks the 24th 20-point game of Augustine Rubit's career.
  • Javier Carter recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Javier Carter recorded a double-double. It was his second this season and fourth of his career.
USA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Augustine Rubit372394312
A+Javier Carter3214101362
B-Antoine Allen331222002
CTrey Anderson14520001
CDre Conner291211003
CMychal Ammons20502202
DWendell Wright14200001
DB. Stevens II18020002
-Viktor Juricek3000000
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+T.J. Price372264101
ABrandon Harris311283200
AO`Karo Akamune13840201
B+George Fant351380043
B+Aleksejs Rostov131040002
C+Kene Anyigbo15321000
CKevin Kaspar18621002
CJamal Crook26424214
-Caden Dickerson8010001
-Stephon Drane4100000

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