WKU BASKETBALL | Thompson Ready to Face Father Tuesday Night

11/06/2017 01:04 PM

The Western Kentucky men’s basketball team is getting ready for its final exhibition of the season on Tuesday, when the Hilltoppers welcome Cumberland to Diddle Arena.

Tip-off is set for roughly 8 p.m. ET.

It will be a special game for WKU guard Darius Thompson, who’s father, Lonnie, is the head coach of the Cumberland men’s basketball team:

The Hilltoppers have already played two exhibition games this season, beating both Samford and Campbellsville. Thompson hopes to see similar play from his Tops on Tuesday night:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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