BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Jamal Crook scored 24 points to lead Western Kentucky to a 75-66 victory over South Alabama Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.
Crook's superb shooting was nearly perfect. The guard missed just one shot, making 9 of 10 field goal attempts, hitting his only 3-point shot and going 5 for 5 at the foul line. He also had six assists for the Hilltoppers (8-15, 4-6).
Crook got support from Teeng Akol, who scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting and blocked four shots. George Fant came off the bench to score 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. T.J. Price added 11 points, making 3 of 4 treys.
Western Kentucky broke a 35-all halftime tie and outscored the Jaguars 40-31 in the second half.
Hal "King" Lear, a Temple basketball star during the 1950s, died Saturday at his White Plains, New York home.
Sebastien Bellin's friend Chris Young joins Ryan Smith on Outside the Lines to discuss his friend's bravery, courage and strength after surviving the Brussels bombings in March.
Andrew White III is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team and will play elsewhere for his final college season.
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