Troy Survives Toppers!

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Richard Delk made a 3-pointer from the
right wing with 13.2 seconds left, and top-seeded Troy scored the
game's final seven points for a 54-48 win over two-time defending
tournament champion Western Kentucky in the Sun Belt Conference
semifinals Monday night.

The Trojans (20-11) blew a 16-point lead and fell behind 48-47
on a 3-pointer by Western Kentucky's A.J. Slaughter. Delk then
scored off an offensive rebound to put Troy back in the lead. With
Troy ahead 51-48 and the shot clock running down, Delk faked
Western Kentucky's Steffphon Pettigrew in the air, stepped to the
left and made his big 3-pointer that put the game away.

Pettigrew led the Hilltoppers (21-13) with 14 points.

Brandon Hazzard scored 17 points for the Trojans, all in the
first half.

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