Fired Up WKU Squad Demolishes Old Dominion on Senior Night

02/24/2018 11:31 PM

by Ryan Dearbone Don’t let the final score fool you. The game on the court wasn’t even that close. WKU (22-7, C-USA 14-2) and Old Dominion (22-6, C-USA) came into Saturday’s game trying to move into the second spot in the conference behind Middle Tennessee, in hopes of eventually stealing the conference regular season crown. The sold out WKU crowd heaped praise on Seniors Dwight Coleby and Darius Thompson during their pre-game tributes, but bestowed the loudest cheers for 4-year senior and... Read more 

WKU Lady Toppers Win Big Against Charlotte on Senior Night

02/24/2018 12:00 AM

WKU’s Women’s Basketball beat Charlotte 83-61 Friday night. Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard credited her Seniors, Ivy Brown and Tashia Brown for the win. Tashia Brown scored a career high of 38 points with nine rebounds and three steals. Ivy Brown had 14 points and Freshman Raneem Elgedawy scored 12 with 8 rebounds. Redshirt Sophomore Dee Givens shot 11. WKU improves to 21-6 and 12-2 in conference play. They head on the road next week to face Southern Miss on Thursday and... Read more 

Stansbury Lets Bench Shine in WKU Basketball's 38 Point Win Over Charlotte

02/22/2018 11:56 PM

WKU gained a lead over Charlotte after 10 minutes of play, and Head Coach Rick Stansbury used the opportunity to let the bench play through some mistakes. Coming off the bench, Freshman Josh Anderson led the Hilltoppers with a career high of 19 points. WKU had five other players with double digit points: Justin Johnson 16, Darius Thompson 12, Taveion Hollingsworth 12, Dwight Coleby 12, and Lamonte Bearden 10. The Hilltoppers combined for 14 steals. WKU improves to 21-7 and 13-2 in... Read more 

Focus on Defense Helps WKU's Lady Toppers Win against Marshall

02/17/2018 07:21 PM

WKU’s Lady Tops won 77-50 over Marshall Saturday despite having a slow start offensively. Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard and Senior Ivy Brown discuss the team’s 20th win this season. Ivy Brown scored 26 points with 10 rebounds and 5 steals. Senior Tashia Brown put up 21 points and also had 5 steals. Freshman Raneem Elgedawy scored 12 points with 10 rebounds. This was Coach Clark-Heard’s 150 win as the Lady Toppers’s head coach and she did it quicker than anyone in... Read more 

Stansbury Credits Playing Small in WKU Win Over FIU

02/10/2018 11:02 PM

Coach Stansbury said playing small helped both Josh Anderson and Darius Thompson to be more effective in scoring and rebounding in WKU Basketball’s 83-76 win over FIU Saturday night. He may have planned to go small for this game, but Dwight Coleby’s knee injury in the first half may have sealed that decision for the head coach. The Hilltoppers were tied at the half, before outscoring and outrebounding the Panthers in the second. Justin Johnson lead scoring with 25 points and... Read more 

WKU Basketball Grinds Out 75-63 Win Over FAU

02/09/2018 12:17 AM

Coach Rick Stansbury tried something different in the first half of the game against FAU, adding Josh Anderson to the starting line up and playing smaller, but when some careless mistakes turned an eight point lead to one at the half, he went back to what has worked for the Toppers: feeding Justin Johnson and Dwight Coleby in the paint. Coleby scored 15 and Johnson 12, but it was Taveion Hollingsworth who lead WKU with 20 points. This despite having a... Read more 

WKU Basketball falls to MTSU 66-62

01/21/2018 12:04 AM

WKU (14-6, 6-1 Conference USA) fulfilled its season-long charge of selling out E.A. Diddle Arena. The standing room only crowd got its money worth as the Hilltoppers and their bitter rival, MTSU (14-5, 6-1, Conference USA) left everything on the court. The Tops led the way most of the first half. However with just a few minutes left before halftime, the Tops had the lead wrestled away from them by a stout MTSU team led by senior Giddy Potts and forward... Read more 

Tops Train Rolls Over UAB For 7th Straight Win

01/19/2018 12:56 AM

WKU men’s basketball came into Thursday’s night’s contest against UAB riding six straight wins and sitting atop Conference USA alongside bitter rival, Middle Tennessee. However, UAB came with a four game winning streak of its own and looking for a chance to send WKU tumbling from its perch. From the outset, WKU played spotty basketball, as the Tops quickly ran up a 10 point lead on the Blazers before giving it all back. Freshman Josh Anderson looked good early in his... Read more