FACTS & STATS: Site: Trojan Arena (5,200) -- Troy, Alabama. Television: Sun
Belt Network. Home Record: Western Kentucky 7-1, Troy 5-0. Away Record:
Western Kentucky 2-4, Troy 0-6. Neutral Record: Western Kentucky 0-0, Troy
0-2. Conference Record: Western Kentucky 1-0, Troy 0-1. Series Record: Western
Kentucky leads, 10-7.
GAME NOTES: The Troy Trojans have lost five of their last six games and look
to turn their season around as they host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in
Sun Belt Conference action Saturday.
After a loss that snapped a three-game win streak for Western Kentucky, the
Hilltoppers got back in the win column Thursday with a 59-56 victory over
South Alabama on the road.
Troy's defeat of Belhaven didn't last very long, as the Trojans were swallowed
up by Georgia State, 81-72, in the team's Sun Belt Conference opener Thursday
on the road. Troy hasn't put together back-to-back wins since early in
Western Kentucky has the edge in the all-time series between the programs,
10-7, although WKU hasn't won on the road at Troy since the 2007-08 season.
With 4.3 seconds left on the clock against South Alabama, Chris Harrison-Docks
hit a runner in the lane that lifted the Hilltoppers to victory in the team's
Sun Belt Conference opener. T.J. Price led the way for Western Kentucky with
19 points on 7-of-18 shooting, and added six rebounds and three assists in the
effort. Harrison-Docks scored 11 and paced the team with four assists on the
night. George Fant rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds for the double-double. As a team, Western Kentucky shot
just 35.8 percent in the escape win.
Price is the team's leading scorer, pacing the Hilltoppers with a 17.2 ppg
average. Price adds a 4.1 rpg clip and is second on the team in steals with a
total of 14. Fant comes in as the second-leading scorer, averaging 13,8 ppg
and has a team-leading 6.9 rpg average. Trency Jackson, though only playing in
six games this season, is third on the team with 12.2 ppg.
Troy committed 23 turnovers in the loss to Georgia State, and the Panthers
took advantage, scoring 33 points off those turnovers in the 81-72 defeat of
the Trojans. Hunter Williams led the way for Troy, scoring 18 points on 6-
of-10 shooting from the field in the contest, but was charged with five
turnovers. Kevin Thomas contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds for a double-
double, but led the team with seven turnovers of his own. Antoine Myers had 14
points as the third Trojan player in double figures, and pulled down eight
rebounds in the loss.
The three players that led the team in scoring against Georgia State are the
three that lead the team this season, though Myers is atop the list with a
12.8 ppg average, followed by Thomas at 11.6 ppg and Williams with an 11.1 ppg
average. Thomas is the team leader in rebounding this season, grabbing an
average of 8.4 rpg. He also leads the team in blocks with 11. Williams is the
team leader with 43 assists on the year, and Myers isn't too far behind with
Troy's recent slump against Division-I teams is concerning, and Western
Kentucky is playing well enough to go on the road and defeat the Trojans in
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Western Kentucky 82, Troy 71