Wkentucky 27 41 68
Arkltlrock 29 34 63
Date of game: 3/4/2012

Recap: Ark-Little Rock vs. Western Ky

Hot Springs, AR (Sports Network) - Derrick Gordon scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the seventh-seeded Western Kentucky Hilltoppers put together a late rally to pull off a 68-63 upset of the second-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans in the quarterfinal round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Summit Arena.

George Fant added 13 points for the Hilltoppers (13-18) as they won their fourth game in a row and second of the SBC Tournament to advance to the next round. Kahlil McDonald added 11 points off the bench for WKU, which will face the third-seeded Denver Pioneers in the semifinals on Monday.

D'Andre Williams paced UALR (15-16) with 19 points, Chuck Guy had 13 points, and Courtney Jackson chipped in 11 points. The Trojans failed to repeat being 2011's Sun Belt Conference Tournament champions.

UALR led 29-27 at the intermission after it shot 40 percent from the floor in the opening period. The Hilltoppers fell behind after being limited to 35.5 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.

The Trojans managed to extend their lead to 13 with 8:54 left to play, but WKU would answer. The Hilltoppers rallied in the final nine minutes by going on a 22-3 run, which including a stretch of 17 unanswered points, to shock UALR. WKU scored 18 points at the charity stripe, while the Trojans managed just six free throws in the final 20 minutes.

WKU held a 49-36 advantage in the rebounding battle.

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