Basketball

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 

UofL BASKETBALL | NCAA upholds Louisville penalties to vacate wins, pay fines

02/20/2018 12:21 PM

On Tuesday, the NCAA announced that it will uphold its original ruling, vacating wins within the University of Louisville basketball program and ordering the university to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. The decision will result in vacating men’s basketball games between December 2011 through 2014. This includes the 2013 National Championship title and a vacation of the program’s 2012 Final Four appearance. Key penalties imposed by the NCAA include *Four years of probation for the university from June 15, 2017... 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 Wins Against Revenge-Seeking Herd

01/28/2018 01:13 AM

By Ryan Dearbone Last season, Marshall (14-7, 5-3 Conference USA) came into Diddle Arena and beat WKU (15-6, 7-1 in Conference USA) in tough game. Then a few weeks ago the Tops played arguably a perfect game on Marshall’s home court, hammering the Herd 112-87. So to think the Thundering Herd was going to let the Tops roll over them again this season was a pipe dream. “They did something we couldn’t do. They beat Middle Tennessee. We knew how good Marshall... 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 

UofL Basketball | Adidas files motion to dismiss suit filed by Pitino

11/27/2017 02:59 PM

Adidas has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the apparel company by former UofL men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino. The company claims the suit is without merit, per a criminal complaint which indicates that Pitino was, in fact, aware of a pay-to-play scandal involving UofL basketball recruits. In his suit against Adidas, Pitino is seeking damages for emotional distress which he says he suffered as a result of the recruiting scandal in which Adidas employee James Gatto... Read more 

UK BASKETBALL | Wildcats Preparing for Champions Classic

11/13/2017 06:28 PM

The No. 7 Kentucky Wildcats are getting ready to play in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic in Chicago. The Wildcats (2-0, 0-0) will face No. 4 Kansas (1-0, 0-0) beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET inside the United Center. UK is coming off back-to-back wins over Utah Valley and Vermont to open the regular season. KSTV’s T.J. Beisner and Bradley McKee are in Chicago and have more on the top ten showdown: The Champions Classic gets started on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET with another... Read more 

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