Tops Struggle Late Fall To Old Dominion 79-67

January 08, 2017

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Zoran Talley was 10 of 14 from the floor for a career-high 23 points as Old Dominion took control in the second half to beat Western Kentucky 79-67 on Saturday night.

B.J. Stith added a career-best 22 points and Trey Porter chipped in nine while pulling down 13 rebounds for Old Dominion (10-6, 3-1 Conference USA), which has won five of its last seven games.

Western Kentucky was up 35-31 at the break and pushed that to 46-35 at the 15:23 mark. Stith hit a jumper and Ahmad Carver, who finished with 18 points, drilled a trey to start a 32-9 run as the Monarchs dominated the second half to cruise to the win. NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers Athletic Director Presents WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers Athletic Director Presents WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win waves to the crowd during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win waves to the crowd during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) goes up and under during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) goes up and under during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) holds up three fingers as he runs down the court during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) holds up three fingers as he runs down the court during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) directs traffic from the low post during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) directs traffic from the low post during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) goes high for a slam during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) goes high for a slam during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers cheerleaders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers cheerleaders gets the crowd going during a time out during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) gets fouled as he drives down the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) gets fouled as he drives down the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with WKU Hilltoppers guard Tobias Howard (1) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with WKU Hilltoppers guard Tobias Howard (1) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) hits the floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) hits the floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) gets fouled during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) gets fouled during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) blocks the shot of Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) blocks the shot of Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32)during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) plays tough defense against Old Dominion Monarchs forward Stephen Vassor (23) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7NCAA MBB 2017: Monarchs vs Hilltoppers JAN 7Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) pushes off WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) pushes off WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)