WKU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Final Four Teams Return to Diddle Arena

11/21/2016 06:43 PM

Two Western Kentucky women’s basketball teams that went to the Final Four in the 1980s returned to Diddle Arena on Saturday.

The 1984-1985 Lady Toppers, along with the 1985-1986 team were recognized during Saturday’s game against #23 Indiana.

“It brought back a lot of memories,” said former WKU player Lillie Mason.

The former players spent time talking with players on the current roster.

“Our kids know about the history here,” said WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. “They know about without those teams, Western Kentucky is not who people talk about the way they talk about.”

WKU went on to beat #23 Indiana 85-74 Saturday to improve to 2-1 on the season.

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 and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. 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.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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