Shepherd lifts Charlotte past W. Kentucky on late shot

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)Jordan Shepherd hit a jump shot with a second remaining to lift Charlotte to a 72-70 win over W. Kentucky on Saturday night. The Hilltoppers were unable to get off a shot on their subsequent possession.

Milos Supica had 14 points, one of five 49ers players in double figures. Shepherd and Jahmir Young added 13 points apiece. Malik Martin and Drew Edwards chipped in 10 points each. Shepherd had 10 assists, while Young posted six rebounds. Martin had seven rebounds.

Carson Williams had 18 points for the Hilltoppers (18-9, 11-4 Conference USA), whose four-game win streak was snapped. Taveion Hollingsworth added 16 points. Josh Anderson had 15 points.

The 49ers leveled the season series against the Hilltoppers with the win. W. Kentucky defeated Charlotte 80-63 on Jan. 18. Charlotte (15-11, 9-6), which snapped its six-game road losing streak.

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