MONROE, La. MONROE, La. — Twenty-six points and 10 rebounds by T.J. Price helped power the WKU Hilltoppers to a 69-51 win at ULM Thursday night, giving the Hilltoppers their biggest road victory since a 98-70 win at Saint Joseph's on November 12, 2010 to open the 2010-11 season.
The win was WKU's fourth-straight Sun Belt Conference win away from home and improves the team's record to 12-7 overall and 4-2 in league play. ULM drops to 6-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
Price's double-double was the second of his career, and the 10 rebounds were one shy of a career high. ULM was led by Tylor Ongwae's 11 points, and Amos Olatayo added 10.
T. Price was on fire from the get-go Thursday night, as he buried four three-pointers on four tries and went 6-for-7 from the floor en route to 16 first-half points. In his last three halves at Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Price had 46 points and went 9-for-15 from distance.
WKU finished the opening 20 minutes shooting 51.9 percent (14-for-27), and the Hilltoppers limited ULM to 41.7 percent shooting (10-for-24).
WKU outscored ULM 37-24 in the second 20 minutes and cruised to the 18-point victory. WKU finished the game shooting 51.0 percent (25-for-49).
WKU outrebounded the Warhawks 35-25.