Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T.J. Price scored 12 points in the final five minutes of the game to tie things up, take the lead, and earn Western Kentucky a 77-72 win over UTA on Thursday night.
Jamal Crook and George Fant led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points apiece to lead Western Kentucky past North Texas 70-59 on Thursday night.
Teeng Akol scored 23 points and Western Kentucky rallied for a 74-70 win over North Texas on Tuesday night in the championship game of the Sun Belt conference tournament.
Tony Mitchell scored 21 points and Roger Franklin added 20 as North Texas downed Western Kentucky 84-67 Thursday night.
It took nearly a decade for Florida International to turn its fledgling football program into a Sun Belt Conference favorite.