W. Kentucky 78, Arkansas St. 76

A.J. Slaughter scored 11 points in the final 1:53 of overtime to

lead Western Kentucky to a 78-76 victory against Arkansas State on

Saturday night.

Slaughter scored 21 points for the Hilltoppers (17-12, 10-6 Sun

Belt), 13 in the extra period. He made two 3-pointers in the last

46 seconds – the first tied the game at 74-74, and the second, with

19 seconds remaining, resulted in a 77-76 lead.

With six seconds left, Slaughter added a free throw, and a final

shot by Arkansas State (15-12, 10-6) was unsuccessful.

Brandon Reed had 30 points for the Red Wolves, and Martavius

Adams and Rashad Allison added 12 apiece.

Sergio Kerush scored 20 points for Western Kentucky.