WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Western Kentucky beats Southern Illinois 69-60

Brandon Harris scored a career-high 30 points as Western Kentucky defeated Southern Illinois 69-60 on Saturday. Harris went 8 of 17 from the field, 6 of 6 from the line and sank eight 3-pointers. George Fant had 19 points with five rebounds for the Hilltoppers (5-3). Aaron Adeoye chipped in with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds, with two assists, one steal and four blocks...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

WKU Will Welcome Two Newcomers To Their Lineup Against Louisville

Ray Harper and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will welcome two new players to their lineup when they travel to take on the Louisville Cardinals in the Yum! Center on Saturday. WKU is 5-3 on the season with a couple of bad losses on the resume, but the optimism remains high for the Tops as they’ll soon add two new pieces into the mix. Transfers Chris Harrison-Docks (Butler) and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday Preview: Western Kentucky

WESTERN KENTUCKY (5-3, 0-0)  Head Coach: Ray Harper – 3rd year @ WKU (Career HC Record: 36-27) Harper led the Hilltoppers to the NCAA Tournament in his first year after taking over mid-season for Ken McDonald following a 5-11 start. Hilltoppers 2012-2013 Season: 20-16 (10-10, 4th in Sun Belt East) Won the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, defeating Richard Pitino’s FIU...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 6 Louisville tops Western Kentucky 79-63

Western Kentucky played the type of game it wanted to against the defending national champions, if only for a half. ''If it was a 20-minute game, they were in trouble,'' WKU coach Ray Harper said after Saturday's 79-63 loss at No. 6 Louisville. ''But unfortunately, they did some really good things in the second half.'' The Hilltoppers (5-4) kept the pace slow early and overcame...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson, W Kentucky hold off Southern Miss 68-65

Trency Jackson scored a game-high 16 points, including a pair of free throws with 6 seconds to play, Wednesday night to lead Western Kentucky past Southern Miss 68-65. Southern Miss (9-2) made seven of its nine 3-point shots after halftime and Jerrold Brooks hit his fifth and final 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining to pull the Golden Eagles within three, 64-61. Following a WKU timeout...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky comes back, beats Murray St 71-64

T.J. Price scored all 15 of his points in the second half and put a close game out of reach as Western Kentucky beat Murray State 71-64 on Saturday. Price made his first basket with 12 minutes to play, which sparked a 13-5 run that gave the Hilltoppers their first lead in 27 minutes. He hit a 3-pointer 9 minutes later to cap a 9-0 run as Western Kentucky took its largest lead of...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Fant leads Western Kentucky over Brescia 103-65

George Fant scored 23 points with seven rebounds and three assists to lead Western Kentucky to a 103-65 victory over Brescia Saturday night. Western Kentucky (8-4) won its third straight and is 7-0 at home. Fant scored 19 points in the first half as the Hilltoppers jumped to a 45-29 halftime lead and never trailed against Brescia of the NAIA. T.J. Price and Trency Jackson each...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats South Alabama 58-56

Chris Harrison-Docks made a tear-drop runner from the middle of the lane with 4.3 seconds left to lift Western Kentucky over South Alabama 58-56 in the Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday night. Harrison-Docks finished with 11 points and four assists, George Fant had 10 points and 11 rebounds and T.J. Price led the Hilltoppers (9-5) with 19 points. Price became the 47th player...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky outshoots Troy 60-51

George Fant scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Western Kentucky eased past a cold-shooting Troy effort, winning 60-51 in a conference game on Saturday. T.J. Price, Caden Dickenson, O'Karo Akamune and Chris Harrison-Docks added 9 each in a balanced effort by the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky (10-5, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) opened the game with a 9-0 run, but gave it up to...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hilltoppers hire Brohm as head football coach

Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart says that he has promoted offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm to head football coach. Brohm, 42, replaces Bobby Petrino, who left Thursday after one season for a second coaching stint at Louisville. Brohm will be introduced as WKU's 19th coach at a Friday afternoon news conference. A Louisville native who played quarterback for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky promotes OC Brohm to head coach

Jeff Brohm's belief in taking chances and having a creative offense helped Western Kentucky pile up yardage, points and victories last season. It also helped him become the Hilltoppers' new head coach. WKU athletic director Todd Stewart announced Friday that it was promoting the offensive coordinator, naming Brohm as its coach. Brohm is replacing Bobby Petrino, who Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UALR gets past Western Kentucky in overtime, 87-83

Will Neighbour's layup with 15 seconds left in overtime gave Arkansas-Little Rock the lead and Josh Hagins sealed the win with three free throws and a steal with two seconds left as the Trojans knocked off Western Kentucky, 87-83 Thursday. Hagins drilled a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in regulation to cut the Hilltoppers' lead to one, 70-69. After Brandon Harris missed the second...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky tops Arkansas St. 82-77, 2OT

George Fant scored a career-high 27 points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds as Western Kentucky outlasted Arkansas State 82-77 in double-overtime Saturday night. Chris Harrison-Docks scored four of his 13 points during a 7-0 WKU (11-7, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference) run in the second overtime that pushed the Hilltoppers' lead to 80-72 with 24 seconds left. Arkansas State (10-7...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Price, W. Kentucky roll by Louisiana-Monroe 69-51

T.J. Price scored 26 points and Western Kentucky pulled away from Louisiana-Monroe in the second half on Thursday night, winning 69-51. Price also grabbed 10 rebounds in the winning effort and hit 7 of 9 from long range. Price was the only Hilltopper to reach double figures. Western Kentucky (12-7, 4-2 Sun Belt Conference) trailed Louisiana-Monroe 20-18 in the first half before...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

W Kentucky holds off Texas-Arlington, 77-72

T.J. Price scored 12 points in the final five minutes to earn Western Kentucky a 77-72 win over Texas-Arlington Thursday night. Price drilled a 3-pointer with 4:34 left to get the Hilltoppers even at 62, then gave them a 65-62 lead by hitting three of four from the free throw line. Lonnie McClanahan, who scored 11 of the Mavericks' final 12 points, had two three-point plays to...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky tops Texas St 68-64

George Fant scored 21 points in leading Western Kentucky past a stubborn Texas State team winning 68-64 on Saturday night. Texas State (6-15, 2-6 Sun Belt Conference) led the Hilltoppers 30-27 at the break and the second half played-out just as close. Both teams swapped leads down the stretch with Texas State twice building a four point lead, only to give it up on ensuing efforts...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky buzzer-beater tops UALR, 79-78

Trency Jackson's pull-up 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Western Kentucky a 79-78 win at Arkansas-Little Rock Saturday night. Ben Dillard gave the Trojans a three-point lead with 44 seconds left by hitting the second of two free throws and Josh Hagins padded it to 77-74 by hitting the second of two with 11 seconds left. Brandon Harris drilled a 3-pointer with five seconds left to...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Going for 2nd Three-Peat

Since the Sun Belt Conference began playing a postseason tournament in 1977 a three peat has only occurred twice; the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers from 1982-84 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers from 2001-2003.  The Hilltoppers who have the most titles with nine have a chance to repeat the feat this year after back-to-back titles in 2012-13. They are 8-2 in the Sun Belt two games...
Via KC Sports Ninja
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Price, Western Kentucky put away Troy 81-76

T.J. Price scored 22 points and George Fant added 16 as Western Kentucky topped Troy 81-76 on Thursday night. The Hilltoppers (17-8, 9-3 Sun Belt Conference) shot 43.6 percent from the field and outrebounded Troy 41-28. O'Karo Akamune scored 10 points and Payton Hulsey had seven with nine rebounds. Troy (8-15, 3-8) shot 42.4 percent and went 9 of 22 from beyond the arc. Hunter...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WKU gets off to quick start, beats UL Monroe 72-63

Trency Jackson scored 25 points and Chris Harrison-Docks added 15 as Western Kentucky got off to a fast start and beat Louisiana-Monroe 72-63 on Saturday night. Western Kentucky (18-9, 10-4 Sun Belt Conference) raced to an 18-1 lead to start the game as Louisiana-Monroe (8-14, 5-9) struggled to score. It took the Warhawks more than 8 1/2 minutes to make their first field goal. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky downs Texas State 51-50

George Fant scored 14 points Thursday night, including the game-winning bucket, as Western Kentucky rallied to beat Texas State 51-50 T.J. Price scored 11, Trency Jackson 10, and the Hilltoppers (19-9, 11-4 Sun Belt Conference) outshot Texas State 41.7 percent to 35 percent. Western Kentucky opened with a 7-1 run, but Texas State (8-20, 4-11) replied with a 10-0 run. Jackson's...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones checks out Toppers

Rasheed Jones made the trip from Paducah to Bowling Green last weekend to take a look at Jeff Brohm’s Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Via recruiting.scout.com
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rihanna Spotted Hanging Out With Kevin Durant’s Best Friend Again

For weeks, rumors have been swirling that pop star Rihanna is dating one of Kevin Durant’s good friends, Cliff Dixon. Dixon is a former Western Kentucky basketball player. The two were spotted hanging out at Kevin Durant’s house on the fourth of July in LA. Cliff posted this photo of himself and Bad gal Riri to his Instagram with this caption. Tryna steal my pose huh? You...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowling Green Falcons at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Bowling Green Falcons and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off against one another as their 2014 football season gets underway. This is the first game for each team. Coverage of the contest between Bowling Green and Western Kentucky will air on the CBS Sports Network at 7:30 pm ET from L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, KY. Odds: The Bowling Green Falcons...
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Bowling Green 59-31

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty threw for a school-record 569 yards and six touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat Bowling Green State 59-31 on Friday night in the head coaching debuts of Jeff Brohm and Dino Babers. Brohm's Hilltoppers had a school-record 702 total yards against the defending MAC champions. Western Kentucky raced to a 21-0 lead on Leon Allen's 2-yard run...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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