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Teeng Akol put the finishing touches on Western Kentucky's remarkable run. Akol scored 23 points and Western Kentucky rallied for a 74-70 win over North Texas on Tuesday night in the championship game of the Sun Belt conference tournament. The win caps a stunning run for the Hilltoppers (15-18), who earned their first NCAA tournament berth since 2009 by winning four games in as many days. George Fant finished with 17 points to help the Hilltoppers rally from a 13-point deficit in the second half. Tony Mitchell scored 18 points to lead the Mean Green (18-14), who were playing in their third straight league championship game. Tyler Hall hit a jumper to put North Texas ahead 55-42 midway through the second half before Fant scored the next seven points to cut the deficit to six. The Hilltoppers tied it at 59 on a basket by Akol, but they fell behind by five after Mitchell put the Mean Green up 66-61. Western Kentucky finally regained the lead for good at 70-68 after a 3-pointer by...
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