BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP)-Juan Pattillo scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds to help Western Kentucky hold off Bowling Green 59-52 on Wednesday night.
The Hilltoppers (4-5) led 28-20 at halftime and built their lead to 39-22 on Pattillo's layup with 14:19 remaining.
The Falcons (1-7), however, cut it to 54-52 on Danny McElroy's layup with 2 minutes to play.
Bowling Green, which lost its seventh in a row, went 0-for-9 from the field the rest of the way. The Hilltoppers held on, snapping a four-game losing streak, despite going just 5 of 10 from the free throw line in the final 2 minutes.
Bowling Green shot 29.7 percent in the second half (11 of 37).