BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Harris scored 16 points to lead four Western Kentucky players in double figures in a 72-49 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.
Western Kentucky (11-8, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) ended a three-game losing streak with devastating runs at the end of the first half and the start of the second.
Trailing 21-19 with 5:16 left before halftime, Western Kentucky outscored the Ragin' Cajuns (7-13, 3-6) 12-0 the rest of the way until intermission. The Hilltoppers then opened the second half with a 14-2 run that included three baskets by George Fant.
Fant finished with 10 points, and T.J. Price and Teeng Akol had 13 each for the Hilltoppers, who outrebounded the Ragin' Cajuns 49-31 and shot 42.1 percent (24 of 57) while holding them to 28.8 percent (17 of 59).
Elfrid Payton scored 14 points for Louisiana-Lafayette, and Shawn Long grabbed 14 rebounds to go with 11 points.
In Tuesday's Wizards Talk podcast Chris Miller sat down with point guard Coby White, a projected lottery pick from the University of Carolina.
On Monday, the Wizards worked out White and college teammate Nassir Little in the franchise's highest-profile workout this year. Despite being projected higher than No. 9, White was enthusiastic about the opportunity.
"These mock drafts are cool, but it's not the real deal," explained White. "If I was to slip and Washington were to select me, I'd be in a great place."
White's passion combined with his impressive skill set enabled him to become the all-time leading scorer in North Carolina high school history. Growing up he followed John Wall, as did every hooper in North Carolina, and he still remembers Wall shredding apart defenses on his legendary high school mixtape.
"His mixtape was lit," professed White. "The style he played with was uncomparable to anyone else."
What many people don't know about White was that growing up, his dream school was Duke. Once he got to Chapel Hill, however, Roy Williams, his teammates and UNC's winning tradition won him over in a heartbeat.
"They didn't care how much you had coming in, Coach Williams never promised me playing time," said White. "He just promised me 'I'll be the hardest coach you ever had and I'll try my best to make you the best you can be.'"
At Thursday draft, White's life will be changed forever once he hears his name called and shakes Adam Silver's hand. For Wizards fans, hopefully, that won't happen before the No. 9 pick.
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On June 18, 2006, a 21-year-old Ryan Zimmerman beat the New York Yankees with one swing. The once rising star who would later be nicknamed 'Mr. Walk-Off' launched his first career game-winning home run 13 years ago today.
The blast marked the 10th long-ball of his big league career and came on Father's Day with his dad, Keith, in the stands.
Fast forward to 2019 and the now 34-year-old owns a .279 career batting average with 267 home runs.
But 2019 hasn't given him much of a chance to add to those totals, seeing how he's played in just 22 games after being placed on the 10-day Injured List April 28 because of plantar fasciitis.
His recovery, though, is well underway. NBC Sports Washington's Todd Dybas reported Tuesday that the first baseman ran the bases and will do so again Wednesday. If these drills go well, look for the veteran to begin a rehab assignment as part of his continued efforts to return to help the Nationals make a run in his 15th season.
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