WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Western Kentucky beats UTEP in overtime 71-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Chris Harrison-Docks scored 12 points, including a big 3-pointer in overtime, and Western Kentucky beat UTEP 71-66 on Thursday. Harrison-Docks' 3-pointer with 1:24 left in overtime put Western Kentucky up by three. George Fant's dunk moments pushed it to four and UTEP's C.J. Cooper missed two 3-pointers in the last seven seconds. Western Kentucky (13-5, 6...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bracketology: Having fun with blind résumés

We’re getting into late January, and that means things start to matter in terms of NCAA Tournament, so here is a blind look at the résumés of two bubble teams. The idea here is not to guess which team is which, but to decide which team is more deserving of a NCAA Tournament bid based on their résumé to this point in the season. TEAM A Record: 10-5 Conf. record: 5-0 RPI: 79...
Via The Catch and Shoot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky wins 7th straight; 65-58 over FIU

MIAMI (AP) George Fant had his sixth straight double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky past Florida International 65-58 on Saturday for its seventh consecutive win. Western Kentucky (12-5, 5-0 Conference USA) is off to its best start in conference play in 22 seasons. The Hilltoppers haven't started the conference season 5-0 since 1992-93. Justin Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Price helps Western Kentucky avoid upset vs. FAU 88-85 in OT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) T.J. Price scored 27 points and Western Kentucky rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half and beat Florida Atlantic 88-85 in overtime on Thursday night. The victory gave the Hilltoppers (11-5, 4-0) six consecutive wins while handing the Owls (7-8, 0-4) their fourth straight loss. George Fant added 23 points and 10 rebounds, his sixth straight double...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fant leads Western Kentucky over No. 25 Old Dominion

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) George Fant had 24 points and 13 rebounds, leading Western Kentucky over No. 25 Old Dominion 72-65 on Saturday. Old Dominion (13-2, 2-1 Conference USA) had won 10 in a row. This was its first week as a ranked team. The Monarchs trailed 60-49 before closing to 65-61 with one minute left. Western Kentucky was perfect from the foul line to protect the lead....
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Dominion-W. Kentucky Preview

Old Dominion had little trouble passing its first test as a ranked team. Its second might be a bit more difficult. Looking for an 11th straight victory Saturday, the visiting No. 25 Monarchs try to keep Western Kentucky from a fifth consecutive win in this Conference USA matchup. Some Old Dominion players admitted to nervousness prior to Thursday's 72-51 victory at Marshall, the...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky edges Charlotte 74-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) T.J. Price scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Western Kentucky in a 74-66 comeback win over Charlotte on Thursday night. George Fant contributed 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Chris Harrison-Docks and Trency Jackson added 15 points apiece for Western Kentucky (9-5, 2-0 Conference USA), which has won four straight. Tied at 40 at...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky breezes past Marshall 81-62

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) T.J. Price scored 25 points with six rebounds, eight assists and four steals to lead Western Kentucky past Marshall 81-62 on Sunday. Price was 8 of 13 from the field, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and hit all five of his free throw attempts. DJ Clayton had 15 points for Western Kentucky (8-5, 1-0 Conference USA) and George Fant added 14 with 12 rebounds. The...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky runs past NAIA Alice Lloyd 104-62

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Trency Jackson and T.J. Price combined for 37 points as Western Kentucky ran past NAIA Alice Lloyd 104-62 on Monday night. Jackson, who had 19 points, made 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, and Price made 5 of 7 from long range to total 18 points. Price also had seven rebounds and seven assists for Western Kentucky (7-5). George Fant added 15 and Chris Harrison...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats NAIA Brescia 89-42

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) DJ Clayton had 14 points and seven rebounds on Saturday night, and Western Kentucky cruised past NAIA Brescia 89-42. WKU (6-5) shot 57.1 percent from the floor and 10 of 20 from 3-point range. The Hilltoppers opened on a 16-2 run, led 40-18 at halftime and never trailed. Justin Johnson and Avery Patterson each added 11 points and George Fant scored 10. Twelve...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Kentucky LB Terran Williams Brings Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush Some Harsh 'Holiday Cheer'

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Some people want like electronics, cash, chocolate, and gift cards. Some people don't like fruitcake, underwear and socks (unless you're over 40; at that age they are a practical and appreciated gift), that thing your mom swears you always wanted but you never actually did, and a massive blow from a linebacker on the opposing team.Like what Western...
Via FatManWriting
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky survives Central Michigan in wild Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Cooper Rush's 2-point conversion attempt fell incomplete as time expired, and Western Kentucky held on to defeat Central Michigan 49-48 in a wild inaugural Bahamas Bowl on Wednesday. Central Michigan trailed 49-14 entering the fourth quarter before Rush engineered a comeback. He threw four touchdown passes in the final minutes, and the Chippewas got the ball back...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Bahamas Bowl

Two 7-5 teams will face off against one another on Wednesday in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The Central Michigan Chippewas and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off against one another on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau. The Odds: Western Kentucky is a 4 point favorite against Central Michigan. The over/under for this game is...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bahamas Bowl Capsule

Central Michigan (7-5, 5-3 MAC) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5, 4-4 Conference USA), noon, (ESPN). Line: Western Kentucky by 4. Series Record: Central Michigan 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Back-to-back eight-win seasons for the first time since moving to the FBS level would be the reward if Western Kentucky gets the win. Central Michigan would post its best record since going 12-2 in 2009 if...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vacation over, time to play at the Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) The last few days for Western Kentucky and Central Michigan have seemed like vacation. Such is life in the Bahamas. Since arriving in the island nation, players have been swimming with dolphins, participating in clinics with Bahamian children to expose them to American football, checking out the posh resort where they're staying and taking tons of photos. But...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Price has 29 points in Western Kentucky's 75-60 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) T.J. Price scored a season-high 29 points to lead Western Kentucky to a 75-60 victory over Chicago State on Wednesday night. Price was just a point short of his career high in reaching double figures for the 11th time in his last 13 games. He made six of his nine 3-point attempts. The Hilltoppers (5-4) shot 48.9 percent, including 11 of 23 from the arc. Clarke...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cent. Michigan-W. Kentucky Preview

The first bowl game between a pair of United States universities to be played outside of the nation or Canada in almost 78 years is a rematch. Western Kentucky and Central Michigan will meet for the first time since the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl when they take the field for the inaugural Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. The last time a bowl game involving universities that call the...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan, Western Kentucky off to Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Western Kentucky and Central Michigan will meet again in the postseason, this time in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. It's a rematch of each team's most recent bowl trip, when Central Michigan won 24-21 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in 2012. Neither team was picked for a bowl last season, despite both meeting the six-win standard. Central Michigan (7-5) was...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky defeats Bowling Green 62-52

BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky (AP) T.J. Price had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Western Kentucky to a 52-52 win over Bowling Green on Wednesday night, handing the Falcons their first loss of the season. George Fant tallied 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks and Ben Lawson added 12 points and seven rebounds for Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers (3-3) opened a...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wait, what? Why blocked kick isn't a free pass to rough kicker

What started as a football game in Huntington, West Virginia, between Western Kentucky and Marshall on FOX Sports 1 Friday turned into a video game right before our eyes. It was a very good video game, mind you, with both quarterbacks -- Western Kentucky's Brandon Doughty and Marshall's Rakeem Cato -- throwing for more than 400 yards each and a combined 15 touchdown passes.  What...
Via Fox Sports
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Western Kentucky Goes For 2 In OT, Knocks Off Undefeated Marshall

It’s official – there is now just one undefeated team (Florida State) left in FBS college football. Friday afternoon, Marshall, which had streamrolled its way to an 11-0 record and a national ranking, was finally upended. After matching the Thundering Herd’s touchdown in overtime, Western Kentucky decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. Brandon Doughty found...
Via College Spun
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday two Conference USA schools will face off against one another when the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. No. 24 Marshall (11-0) is unbeaten on the season and looking for their eighth conference win while Western Kentucky (6-5) is trying to avoid falling back to .500 overall and in Conference USA play. Coverage of this game will...
Via Tireball.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky holds off St. Joseph's 62-59

NEW YORK (AP) George Fant scored eight of his 17 points in the last 7 minutes and T.J. Price was a cool 4 of 4 at the foul line in the final 15 seconds as Western Kentucky fought off a St. Joseph's rally 62-59 Thursday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden. Fant notched the Hilltoppers' (2-3) first double-double of the season with a career-high 15 rebounds. St...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky routs Texas-San Antonio 45-7

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Brandon Doughty completed 26 of 35 passes for 346 yards and five touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky blew by Texas-San Antonio 45-7. Western Kentucky's 466 yards of offense set a school record for total yards in a season with 5,565. The win makes the Hilltoppers (6-5, 3-4 Conference USA) bowl eligible for the fourth-straight season. Doughty threw TD...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers rout Western Kentucky, 76-54

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- DeAndre Mathieu had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds, helping Minnesota control the pace from start to finish in a 76-54 victory Tuesday over Western Kentucky. Mo Walker led the Gophers (1-1) with 14 points, Joey King scored 10 and Elliott Eliason added seven, as the frontcourt had short shot after short shot set up by Mathieu's deft driving to the basket...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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