HOT SPRINGS, AR – Teeng Akoi had 23 points and 4 blocks as Western Kentucky won the Sun Belt Conference championship over North Texas 74-70.
The Hilltoppers finished just 15-18 and changed head coaches in mid-season, but they’ll be heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 after winning four games in four days.
Brad Sham and Bill Frieder called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(North Texas takes a 32-30 lead on a Tony Mitchell dunk)
(Mitchell gets a hoop and a foul to put the Mean Green up 48-42)
(Tyler Hall’s jumper gives North Texas a 55-42 edge)
(Teeng Akoi scores to pull WKU within four)
(Kahlil McDonald’s three puts the Hilltoppers ahead late)
(The final call — Western Kentucky is headed to the NCAA Tournament)
(Postgame recap from Brad Sham and Bill Frieder)
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