WKU drops regular season finale at Georgia State, 73-55

Elliott Pratt

Ray Harper rested starters T.J. Price and George Fant in the regular season finale at Georgia State with the two-seed already locked up for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament next week.

In a game that didn’t mean anything for conference seeding, Georgia State ended WKU’s regular season with a 73-55 win over the Toppers.

WKU (20-11, 12-6 Sun Belt Conference), will automatically play in the semifinal game at 4:30 next Saturday. 

Freshman Payton Hulsey led WKU with 15 points and four rebounds in 25 minutes on the floor while fellow freshman Chris Harrison-Docks put up 11 points on 50 percent three-point shooting (3-of-6).

With Fant and Price sitting out of the game, coach Ray Harper used this last game before the tournament to evaluate some players who don’t log many minutes.

Freshman center Ben Lawson, who hasn’t seen the court in eight games, logged 24 minutes and put up four points, eight rebounds, one block and a steal. 

Senior guard Brandon Harris clocked in 25 minutes and scored five points and hauled in six rebounds.

Elizabethtown native Curtis Washington of Georgia State had nine points, seven rebounds, and three blocks.