W. Kentucky 68, UALR 63

Derrick Gordon had 25 points and 15 rebounds Sunday night, and

seventh-seeded Western Kentucky beat No. 2 seed UALR 58-53 in the

Sun Belt Conference tournament quarterfinals.

The Hilltoppers (13-18) trailed by 13 with less than 9 minutes

remaining, and by 11 when they scored 17 points in a row, taking

their first lead of the game with 3:14 to play.

George Fant added 13 points and Kahlil McDonald scored 11 for

Western Kentucky, which will play No. 3 seed Denver in Monday’s

semifinals. The Hilltoppers have won four in a row, including

Saturday’s first-round victory over FIU.

D’Andre Williams scored 19 points to lead the Trojans (15-16).

Chuck Guy added 13 points and Courtney Jackson scored 11 for

UALR.