WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Forrest Lamp has ‘formal’ meeting with Falcons tonight 

Forrest Lamp (By D. Orlando Ledbetter) INDIANAPOLIS — Western Kentucky offensive tackle Forrest Lamp is set to have a formal meeting with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. He lifted 225 pounds 34 times and is projected as the second rated guard in the draft. He had a stellar performance against Alabama that NFL scouts are raving about.  Lamp said he could play in the Falcons...
Via AJC's Atlanta Falcons Blog
March 02, 2017

Caver leads with 15 as Old Dominion tops W. Kentucky 67-53

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Ahmad Caver sank four 3-pointers, scored 15 points, and dished six assists to help Old Dominion defeat Western Kentucky 67-53 on Saturday night. The win pushes Old Dominion (17-10, 10-5) into a second-place tie in Conference USA, setting up a key game with UTEP, also 10-5, in El Paso, Texas on Thursday. Both trail Louisiana Tech (13-3), which was upset by Rice...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson and Johnson lead W. Kentucky past UAB 76-64

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 26 points on 12-for-17 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds while Que Johnson made 8 of 12 shots and added 22 points as Western Kentucky handled UAB in a 76-64 win on Sunday. Western Kentucky built a 44-30 lead at the half on 17-for-30 shooting including 6 for 11 from 3-point range. Que Johnson had 17 points on near-perfect shooting, going...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Williams, Upshaw with double-doubles, lead Middle Tennessee

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) JaCorey Williams scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Reggie Upshaw added 19 points and 11 boards, and Middle Tennessee rolled to a 78-52 victory over Western Kentucky on Thursday night. The Blue Raiders (23-4, 13-1 Conference USA) have won three straight and have a two-game lead over Louisiana Tech atop the conference standings. Western Kentucky ...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky

Could the draft’s best guard be a left tackle? What do you do when you have an athletic, technically sound left tackle who just isn’t quite long enough to stick at tackle in the pros? The answer of the last few years is to move them inside if they have the power to stand up to defensive tackles. Zach Martin, Justin Pugh, and Joel Bitonio have excelled as former left tackles who...
Via Big Blue View
February 08, 2017

Thomas with 18 in W. Kentucky's 64-47 rout of Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Pancake Thomas scored 18 points as Western Kentucky routed Southern Miss 64-47 on Saturday. Justin Johnson added 12 points and led the Hilltoppers (12-12, 6-5 Conference USA) with 15 rebounds for his ninth double-double this season. Que Johnson had 11 points and three boards. Que Johnson sank a 3-pointer to cap a 10-4 start for Western Kentucky. Tobias...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft: Western Kentucky Forrest Lamp Scouting Report

Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp is an offensive line prospect who has generated some draft buzz despite coming from a smaller school. Forrest Lamp spent the majority of his career playing left tackle at Western Kentucky. In this role, he showed solid overall athleticism and balance. His success relied heavily on the quickness he has getting out of his stance and into his set. Lamp...
Via FOX Sports
January 30, 2017

Western Kentucky runs away from UTSA for 81-66 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Kentucky to an 81-66 win over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday. Que Johnson nailed 5 of 6 from distance for 19 points, and Pancake Thomas added 11 for Western Kentucky (11-11, 5-4 Conference USA) Western Kentucky led throughout, taking a 43-35 advantage into halftime. Thomas drilled...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NFL mock draft: Rams land Forrest Lamp with a second round pick

In a 2017 NFL Mock Draft published by Bleacher Report, the Los Angeles Rams selected offensive tackle Forrest Lamp from Western Kentucky. This is fascinating news, considering in the most recent mock draft from Luke Easterling of Draft Wire, Lamp was drafted as high as No. 14 overall. FOX Sports has Lamp in the first round and so too does the latest from CBS Sports. Lamp also went...
Via The Rams Wire
January 28, 2017

Seahawks Draft Target: Forrest Lamp, OT/OG, Western Kentucky

Profile for Forrest Lamp out of Western Kentucky. If the Seattle Seahawks draft this stand-out blocker, they’ll have an instant upgrade on their offensive line. Western Kentucky isn’t exactly an NFL pipeline school, but they’ve produced a few NFL caliber players in this year’s draft class. The best of which is their excellent left tackle: […] Seahawks Draft Target: Forrest Lamp,...
Via 12th Man Rising
January 25, 2017

Western Kentucky beats Charlotte 82-80 for 5th straight win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson hit the go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds left and Pancake Thomas iced it with a pair of free throws with five seconds left in Western Kentucky's 82-80 win over Charlotte on Thursday night. Que Johnson and Thomas finished with 14 points each. Justin Johnson added 12 points and Anton Waters and Jabari McGhee added 11 points apiece for the Hilltoppers...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson free throws help Western Kentucky escape FIU, 69-66

MIAMI (AP) Justin Johnson converted a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left and Western Kentucky escaped Florida International with a 69-66 victory in a Conference USA battle Monday night. Anthony Boswell gave FIU the lead with his layup two minutes into the second half and the Golden Panthers nursed that lead until Johnson tied the game with his own layup with 3:19 left. Anton...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Waters' double-double helps Western Kentucky beat FAU 69-54

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Anton Waters scored 11 points and matched his career-high with 10 rebounds to help Western Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic 69-54 in a Conference USA opener on Saturday. Que Johnson and Jabari McGhee each scored 13 points for Western Kentucky (7-7, 1-0), which outrebounded FAU 50-29 but shot just 12 of 22 from the line. Pancake Thomas had 11 points and five...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson has 25, W. Kentucky turns back Austin Peay 97-92

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson scored 25 points, including three free throws in the final 24 seconds and Western Kentucky held off Austin Peay 97-92 on Wednesday night after letting a 22-point second-half lead slip to three in the last minute. After shooting 57 percent in the first half for a 47-40 lead, the Hilltoppers used a 17-0 run to lead 64-43 less than five minutes...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Parris' free throw sends Western Kentucky past Ohio 67-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson and Pancake Thomas each scored 15 points and Damari Parris' free throw with two seconds left lifted Western Kentucky over Ohio 67-66 on Wednesday night. Johnson's free throw with 1:51 to play knotted the game at 66. Ohio led 35-33 at halftime and then with just more than five minutes gone by, Antonio Campbell's dunk put the Bobcats out front...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Memphis in Boca Bowl, 51-31

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Senior Anthony Wales gained 329 yards from scrimmage and Western Kentucky earned a bowl victory for the third year in a row by beating Memphis 51-31 Tuesday night in the Boca Raton Bowl. Wales ran for a career-high 245 yards on 35 carries, added 84 yards on four catches and scored three times. Teammate Mike White threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Forrest Lamp, OT/OG, Western Kentucky

Today we take a look at a very versatile O-linemen coming out in April. You can watch Forrest Lamp play in the Boca Raton Bowl 12/20 7PM EST, on ESPN Introduction Hometown: Venice, Florida High School: Venice High School Recruitment: 2 Stars Awards 2013 Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference 2014 Third Team All-Conference USA 2015 First Team All-Conference USA 2016 Preseason...
Via Gang Green Nation
December 20, 2016

WKU, Memphis set for high-scoring Boca Raton Bowl matchup

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The scoreboard operator at FAU Stadium during Tuesday night's Boca Raton Bowl can expect to be kept busy by the high-powered offenses of Western Kentucky and Memphis. The Hilltoppers (10-3) put together their second consecutive 10-win season and averaged 45 points per game in capturing back-to-back Conference USA titles. Even though they will be taking...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Boca Raton Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main events around New Year's.A Memphis team on the rise against the high...
Via Yardbarker
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Mercy has late run to beat Western Kentucky 85-79

DETROIT (AP) Josh McFolley drilled 6 of 9 from beyond the arc and totaled 24 points as Detroit Mercy earned its second win of the season, upsetting Western Kentucky 85-79 on Saturday. Detroit Mercy (2-9) won its opener, a 99-69 victory over Division III Adrian College before dropping nine straight. McFolley dished out a career-best eight assists and had three steals. Jaleel Hogan...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

High-scoring Memphis, Western Kentucky collide in Boca Raton Bowl

If pregame analysis is correct, the scoreboard operator is going to have a busy evening when Memphis and Western Kentucky face off in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Hilltoppers (10-3) rank second in the nation with an average of 45.1 points per game. The Tigers (8-4) are 17th with an average of 39.5 points per game. They meet at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at FAU Stadium on the campus of...
Via FOX Sports
December 15, 2016

Balanced Saint Mary's leads all the way to beat WKU

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Jock Landale had 15 points and 13 rebounds and No. 20 Saint Mary's jumped to a quick lead it never relinquished to beat Western Kentucky 73-51 on Wednesday night. Evan Fitzner scored eight of his team's first 12 points as the Gaels took control from the tip. He finished with 11 points and three 3-pointers, while Emmett Naar had 14 points and six assists. Landale...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The unexpected heroes of the NCAA Tournament

This slideshow chronicles the unexpected heroes of the NCAA tournament. Whether these athletes were role players on higher ranked teams, or the leaders of some of the greatest Cinderella stories in men's college basketball they deserve recognition.
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pancake Thomas scores 22 in Western Kentucky victory

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Pancake Thomas scored 22 points and Western Kentucky beat Indiana State 77-59 on Sunday. Thomas, a graduate transfer, posted his career high as a Hilltopper. Que Johnson added 15 points, Justin Johnson 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Junior Lomomba 12 points and Anton Waters 10 rebounds. The Hilltoppers shot 53.2 percent and were 8 of 14 from the...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou squeezes by Western Kentucky for 59-56 win

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Frankie Hughes had 18 points and four rebounds as Missouri narrowly escaped Western Kentucky in a 59-56 victory Saturday.Kevin Puryear had 12 points and five rebounds, including eight points in the second half, and Russell Woods scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, tying a team high.The Tigers (4-3) held a 10-point lead near the 12-minute mark, but the Hilltoppers...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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