- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Chris Harrison-Docks and Nigel Snipes scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lift Western Kentucky past Alabama A&M; 79-70 Wednesday night.

The players accounted for 35 of the 39 Hilltoppers’ bench points. Harrison-Docks and Snipes combined to shoot 50 percent (10 of 20) from the field.

Ben Lawson finished with 12 rebounds and three blocks for Western Kentucky (6-4).

Ladarius Tabb’s layup with 17:21 to play gave the Bulldogs a 47-39 lead. But Western Kentucky used a 12-1 run over the next four minutes to take a 50-48 lead on Chris McNeal’s 3-pointer and never trailed again.

Western Kentucky has now won back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Hilltoppers have won six-straight at home and are 23-4 at E.A. Diddle Arena in their last 27 games.

Tabb finished with 27 points and nine rebounds for Alabama A&M; (4-3).

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