Toppers’ win streak ends at Arkansas State

Tyler Lashbrook

The team that WKU defeated to start its win streak was the same one to end it.
After winning its last six games in a row, the Toppers traveled to Arkansas State, the team it beat in double-overtime on Jan. 18 to launch its current winning streak, and was shell shocked 72-58 in Jonesboro, Ark. 
Juniors George Fant and T.J. Price, the team’s two leading scorers, combined for just two points on 1-of-8 shooting. Fant failed to score for the first time in his career and Price’s first and only bucket didn’t come until there was just 4:25 left to play
The Toppers hung around in the first half and at the beginning of the second half but eventually trailed by 16 points with 7:30 remaining. That deficit increased to 18 near the end of the game.
Freshman guard Chris Harrison-Docks led WKU with 14 points, but the team, as a whole, shot just 17-of-46 (37 percent) from the floor and turned the ball over 17 times.
The Toppers (16-8, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference) will return to Diddle and host Troy at 7 p.m. CT Thursday.