Wkentucky 28 30 58
Arkansasst 26 30 56
Date of game: 3/10/2013

Recap: Arkansas State vs. Western Ky

Hot Springs, AR (Sports Network) - T.J. Price scored a game-high 24 points and had the game-winning layup to lead the sixth-seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers into the Sun Belt Conference Tournament title game with a 58-56 win over the second-seed Arkansas State Red Wolves in the semifinals at Summit Arena.

Brandon Harris added 11 points off the bench for Western Kentucky (19-15) which will take on fourth-seed FIU in Monday's championship game.

Trey Finn and Brandon Peterson each scored 10 points with Peterson also collecting 12 rebounds for Arkansas State (19-12).

At half the Hilltoppers had a slim 28-26 lead after shooting just 31.3 percent from the field while the Red Wolves recorded just eight field goals on 12 fewer shot attempts.

After the break the Hilltoppers shot at a 40 percent clip and hit 13-of-15 shots from the free-throw line but found themselves trailing 56-55 with under a minute to play. Price collected a steal with 19 seconds remaining and went the other way to sink a a layup that proved to be the deciding blow.

Arkansas State was guilty of a game-high 18 turnovers. Western Kentucky outscored the Red Wolves, 22-16, in the paint.

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