MIAMI — George Fant had his sixth straight double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky past Florida International 65-58 on Saturday for its seventh consecutive win.
Western Kentucky (12-5, 5-0 Conference USA) is off to its best start in conference play in 22 seasons. The Hilltoppers haven't started the conference season 5-0 since 1992-93.
Justin Johnson added 11 points for Western Kentucky. Fant was 6 of 15 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free throw line as the Hilltoppers were 22 of 32 from the stripe compared to 10 of 17 for FIU.
FIU cut its deficit to three points twice in the final 1:30, but Johnson and Brandon Price had an answer for WKU.