BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Taveion Hollingsworth scored 24 points and Jared Savage hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with just over three minutes left as Western Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic 72-66 on Saturday.
Savage's shot began a 10-4 game-ending run as the Hilltoppers (9-9, 2/3 Conference USA) won after losing their three previous games by a total of five points.
Josh Anderson added 15 points, Lamonte Bearden 11 and Charles Bassey 10 with 11 rebounds and three blocks for Western Kentucky, which made 10 steals -- three each by Savage and Hollingsworth -- for a 13-6 edge on points off turnovers. Bassey's three blocks gave him a school freshman season record of 45.
FAU led 40-34 at halftime after making 10 3-pointers on 17 attempts but were only 4 of 13 from the arc thereafter.
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