BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Teeng Akol scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Western Kentucky rally and beat Southeastern Louisiana 72-67 in men’s college basketball Saturday night.
George Fant scored 15 points, Derrick Gordon added 14 and Kevin Kaspar had 10 for the Hilltoppers.
Teeng’s two free throws gave Western Kentucky a 29-27 advantage, but Onochie Ochie hit a 3-pointer to give Southeastern Louisiana a 30-29 lead. It was the last time the Lions would lead, as the Hilltoppers scored the last five baskets of the first half to take a 40-30 lead into the break.
Western Kentucky (2-5) went on a 12-6 run to go ahead 52-36 with 15:54 left in a game.
Southeastern Louisiana (3-2) pulled within six, 64-58, with 2:21 remaining but Kahlil McDonald, Fant and Gordon combined to make six free throws down the stretch.
Jeremy Campbell led the Lions with 17 points and Brandon Fortenberry chipped in with 10.
DUQUESNE 84, ULL 65: In Pittsburgh, B.J. Monteiro and Sean Johnson scored 16 points each to lead six Duquesne players in double figures.
Eric Evans, T.J. McConnell and Mike Talley had 12 points apiece and Jerry Jones 10 for Duquesne (3-2).
The Dukes scored 31 points off 21 turnovers and shot 56 percent from the field (28-of-50).
Kadeem Coleby led the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-4) with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
ARKANSAS 86, GRAMBLING STATE 44: In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas’ four freshmen combined to score 53 points for the Razorbacks.
BJ Young scored a game-high 18 points, Rashad Madden scored 15, and Hunter Mickelson and Devonta Abron each added 10 for Arkansas (4-1).
Young, Madden and Abron each recorded career-highs in scoring, while Mickelson had a career-high eight rebounds.
The Razorbacks used a 20-0 run early in the first half to stake a commanding 27-5 lead and never trailed.
Roman Higgins scored 16 points to lead the Tigers (0-5).
TULANE 72, UNO 53: In New Orleans, Tomas Bruha scored 18 points off the bench on 8-of-10 shooting to lead Tulane.
Jordan Callahan added 16 points for the Green Wave (6-0), Ricky Tarrant scored 13 points, and Josh Davis had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Antonio Wertz scored 26 points to lead UNO (3-4), Lovell Cook added 17 points.
PORTLAND STATE 66, LOUISIANA TECH 48: In Laramie, Wyo., Charles Odum scored 27 points to lead Portland State in the round-robin Jim Thorpe Classic.
Chehales Tapscott added 11 points along with career highs of 14 rebounds and four steals for Portland State (3-2).
Louisiana Tech (2-2) was paced by Michale Kyser with 10 points.
HARDING 71, ULM 68: In Monroe, DeAntra Scott scored 24 points and Harding upset Louisiana-Monroe to win its first regular season game against a Division I opponent. Harding, a Division II team, was 0-10 against Division I teams.
Charles Winborne led ULM (0-5) with 18 points, Fred Brown had 17 points and Trent Mackey added 13.
LOYOLA 70, DILLARD 59: In New Orleans, Cameron Cates scored 18 points, and Robert Lovaglio had 14 ponts and eight rebounds to pace Loyola.
McCall Tomeny had 16 points and four steals for Loyola (5-2), and Corey Gray added 12 points.
Jamal Silas led the Bleu Devils with 21 points.
WILEY 78, XAVIER 67: In Marshall, Texas, Christopher Tolbert scored nine of his 14 points in the final 10-1/2 minutes to help Wiley pull away.
Graylin Smith had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots for Wiley (3-2).
Xavier (4-1) was led by Nick Haywood’s 26 points.
LOUISIANA COLLEGE 95, SCHREINER 90: In Kerrville, Texas, a pair of St. Martinville graduates, Jelani Mitchell and Derrick Gardener, paced Louisiana College.
Mitchell scored 19 points and . Gardner had 17 points and nine rebounds for LC (1-0, 1-0 American Southwest Conference. Phillip George, a former Family Christian player, went 12-for-12 from the free-throw line and finished with 18 total points.
Travis Pflughaupt scored 27 points and Darren Smith had 21 for Schreiner.
SLU 54, MOBILE 45: In Hammond, Southeastern Louisiana forced Mobile into 23 turnovers and Aja Gibson scored 13 points at the University Center.
Latoria Holder added eight points and athree assists for Southeastern (3-2).
Alice Honnery had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Mobile (2-5).
OUACHITA BAPITST 78, UNO 43: In Monticello, Ark., Domino Miller was 5-for-8 on 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Ouachita Baptist on the final day of the Arkansas-Monticello Hampton Inn Classic.
Nashia James added 13 points for OBU (2-2).
Carla Russell lead the University of New Orelans (0-6) with 12 points.
UMKC 76, ULM 70, OT: In Lubbock, Texas, the University of Missouri at Kansas City overcame a 14-point halftime deficit and outlasted University of Louisiana at Monroe in overtime in the World Vision Basketball Invitational.
Eilise O’Connor led UMKC (4-2) with 22 points.
Larrie Williams led ULM (0-6) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Elizabeth Torres added 15 points and 11 assists. Ashleigh Simmons scored 14 points.
ALABAMA 69, LOUISIANA TECH 57: In St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jasmine Robinson had 19 points and Alabama forced 23 turnovers to win the Paradise Jam Island Division.
Ericka Russell scored 12 and Khristin Lee added 11 for Alabama (5-2).
Kiara Young had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Shantale Bramble-Donaldson had 11 ponats and 10 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (2-4).
LOUISIANA COLLEGE 82, SCHREINER 59: In Kerrville, Texas, Natosha Gottlieb scored 14 points to lead the Louisiana College in ther American Southwest Confernece opener. Roslyn Wilmer added 14 for LC (3-1, 1-0 ASC).
Olivia Swarner had 18 points and 16 rebounds for Schreiner (1-2, 0-1).