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NIT BASKETBALL | WKU Hilltoppers Advance To Semifinal Round

03/22/2018 05:56 PM

The Western Kentucky Hilltopper Men’s Basketball team (27-10) defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys (21-15) 92-84 in the quarterfinal round of the NIT in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Eddie Sutton Court. The Hilltoppers advance to the semifinals in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 27. Tip-off time will be either 7:00 or 9:00 p.m. EST on ESPN where they will face two-seed Utah. Freshman guard Taveion Hollingsworth finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and an assist for the Tops. All five... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Lady Toppers' Season Comes to an End

03/16/2018 02:04 PM

The WKU women’s basketball team’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. The No. 11-seeded Lady Toppers (24-9) lost 82-58 to the No. 6-seeded Oregon St. Beavers (24-7) in the NCAA Tournament first round. WKU struggled from the field, shooting only 32.8% (20-of-61). Tashia Brown led the way for the Lady Toppers with a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds. Oregon St. was led by Marie Gulich’s game-high 29 points.  Read more 

Hilltoppers Clip Boston College Eagles 79-62 in NIT Opener

03/14/2018 12:21 AM

by Ryan Dearbone The Hilltoppers could have laid an egg in the NIT after losing a heartbreaking Conference USA title game to Marshall. Instead, the Tops decided it would be better to show the NCAA selection committee just what they missed out on. The Tops struggled early against the Eagles of Boston College from the Atlantic Coast Conference. There were moments when the Tops had all of the momentum and then times where the Tops couldn’t get any traction. However, led by... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Host Boston College Tuesday Night

03/13/2018 11:34 AM

The WKU men’s basketball team is back in action on Tuesday night in the first round of the 2018 National Invitational Tournament. The Hilltoppers (24-10) host Boston College (19-15) inside E.A. Diddle Arena at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT). Western Kentucky Head Coach Rick Stansbury spoke on Monday about Tuesday’s game: Tuesday night will be the first time the Hilltoppers will host a postseason game since 2005. Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Marshall Holds Off Hilltoppers To Win C-USA Tournament Championship

03/10/2018 10:30 PM

The Marshall Thundering Herd earned Conference USA’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night. Marshall (24-10) beat Western Kentucky (24-10) in the C-USA Tournament Championship, winning a 67-66 thriller. WKU trailed 67-55 with under four minutes to play before storming back to cut the deficit to one. WKU though could not take the lead on its final possession in the closing seconds. Marshall’s Jon Elmore caught fire from the field in the second half, ending the game with a game-high 27... Read more 

WKU BASEBALL | Hilltoppers Cruise in Series Opener vs. Bowling Green

03/09/2018 06:57 PM

The WKU baseball team opened up its three-game series against Bowling Green with a win on Friday afternoon. The Hilltoppers (7-7) scored 17 runs in the first four innings en route to a 17-5 win over the Falcons (3-11). Click on the video below for highlights from the Western Kentucky victory: The three-game series continues on Saturday with a doubleheader at Nick Denes Field. First pitch for the first game on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT).  Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Advance to C-USA Championship

03/09/2018 06:13 PM

The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team is one win away from clinching a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The three-seeded Hilltoppers (24-9, 14-4) beat the two-seeded Old Dominion Monarchs (25-7, 15-3) in the semifinal round of the Conference USA Tournament on Friday. The final score was 57-49. Justin Johnson led the way for WKU with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Taveion Hollingsworth added 11 points. The win punches the Hilltoppers’ ticket to the conference championship game, where it... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Tashia Brown Named C-USA Player of the Year

03/07/2018 12:02 PM

WKU women’s basketball forward Tashia Brown was named the Conference USA Player of the Year on Wednesday morning. The senior becomes the seventh player in program history to be named a conference player of the year. Brown leads the Lady Toppers in scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game. She is sixth nationally in that category among Division I players. Brown’s Lady Toppers are the No. 2 seed in this week’s C-USA Women’s Basketball Tournament in Frisco, Tx. They will play either... Read more 

WKU BASKETBALL | Hilltoppers Getting Prepared for C-USA Tourney

03/06/2018 04:07 PM

The WKU men’s basketball team is getting ready for this week’s Conference USA Tournament in Frisco, Tx. The Hilltoppers (22-9, 14-4) are the No. 3 seed in the bracket and will face either No. 6-seeded UAB (19-12, 10-8) or No. 11-seeded Florida Atlantic (12-18, 6-12) on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET inside the Ford Center at The Star. WKU enters the tournament on a two-game losing streak. Spectrum News’ Ryan Dearbone joined Sports Night on Tuesday to preview the upcoming tournament: On Monday,... Read more 

WKU ATHLETICS | Hilltoppers, Arkansas Agree to Three-Game, Multi-Sport Series

03/06/2018 01:15 PM

WKU and Arkansas have agreed to a three-game series involving both schools’ football and men’s basketball programs. The agreement states that the Hilltopper football team will face Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. in 2019. The Razorbacks will become the 10th SEC football program that WKU will have faced in its program history. The agreement also states that the Hilltopper men’s basketball team will face Arkansas in Fayetteville during the 2018-2019 season before hosting the Razorbacks during the 2019-2020 season. “We are always looking... Read more 

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