BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Brandon Harris scored 16 points to lead four Western Kentucky players in double figures in a 72-49 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.
Western Kentucky (11-8, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) ended a three-game losing streak with devastating runs at the end of the first half and the start of the second.
Trailing 21-19 with 5:16 left before halftime, Western Kentucky outscored the Ragin' Cajuns (7-13, 3-6) 12-0 the rest of the way until intermission. The Hilltoppers then opened the second half with a 14-2 run that included three baskets by George Fant.
Fant finished with 10 points, and T.J. Price and Teeng Akol had 13 each for the Hilltoppers, who outrebounded the Ragin' Cajuns 49-31 and shot 42.1 percent (24 of 57) while holding them to 28.8 percent (17 of 59).
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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