WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

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...
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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...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Wales runs wild as Western Kentucky wins the C-USA title in a shootout

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Anthony Wales rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, Mike White threw for 421 and three more scores and Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44 on Saturday in the Conference USA championship game.The Hilltoppers (10-3) and Bulldogs (8-5), who won the regular-season matchup 55-52 on Oct. 6, combined for 1,163 yards of total offense in the highest scoring...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

W Kentucky beats Marshall 60-6, wins C-USA East title

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Mike White threw three touchdown passes, Anthony Wales accounted for three scores and Western Kentucky beat Marshall 60-6 on Friday night to secure the Conference USA East division crown. WKU (9-3, 7-1) will host Louisiana Tech (8-4, 6-2) in the conference championship on Dec. 3. Wales had 13 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns and added a 16-yard...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

UNLV holds on to beat Western Kentucky 71-61

LAS VEGAS (AP) Tyrell Green scored 23 points with seven rebounds as UNLV held on late to beat Western Kentucky 71-61 on Saturday night in the Global Sports Classic. Green was 8 of 12 from the field including five 3-pointers for the Rebels (4-2). Jalen Poyser added 22 points and nine assists and Dwayne Morgan chipped in eight points with six rebounds. UNLV led early and was up...
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November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky controls NC A&T in 77-56 win behind Johnson

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson scored 18 points and Pancake Thomas and Ben Lawson each added 13 points as Western Kentucky pulled away from North Carolina A&T in the second half for a 77-56 win on Tuesday night. Donte Watson's 3 early in the second half reduced the Aggies' deficit to 42-39, but a nearly seven-minute long scoring drought allowed Western Kentucky to go...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Western Kentucky 90-69

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Brads Scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Belmont to a 90-69 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night. Brads was 12 of 17 from the field for the Bruins (1-1) and had four assists. Nick Smith added 18 points and Austin Luke had 16 points with nine assists and four rebounds. The team averaged 58 percent from the field and 50 percent from...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky edges Jacksonville State 74-67

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Justin Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Western Kentucky edged Jacksonville State 74-67 on Wednesday night. Johnson was 6 of 14 from the field including a pair of 3-pointers for the Hilltoppers (2-0). Pancake Thomas and Que Johnson added 14 points apiece and Junior Lomomba had 11 points and seven assists. The team averaged 48 percent...
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November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Alabama State 79-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Western Kentucky led all the way to beat Alabama State 79-66 in a season opener on Saturday night. Johnson was 5 of 9 from the field including three from distance for the Hilltoppers. Pancake Thomas added 15 points and four assists. Justin Johnson and Junior Lomomba had nine points apiece. After...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

White throws 4 TD passes; WKU beats North Texas 45-7

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Mike White threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns and Western Kentucky rolled to a 45-7 victory over North Texas on Saturday. Western Kentucky (8-3, 6-1) held the Mean Green (4-5, 2-4) to 232 total yards of offense, just 55 in the first half, and didn't give up a score until the game was well out of reach. The defending Conference USA champion Hilltoppers...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

FIU no match for East-leading Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Anthony Wales ran for 111 yards and four touchdowns as Western Kentucky overpowered Florida International 49-21 on Saturday night. The Hilltoppers (7-3, 5-1) remained atop the East Division of Conference USA and wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard first, going 76 yards in 10 plays with Quinton Baker scoring from 10 yards away with 9:51 left in the...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Florida International 49-21

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Anthony Wales ran for 111 yards and four touchdowns as Western Kentucky overpowered Florida International 49-21 on Saturday night. The Hilltoppers (7-3, 5-1) remained atop the East Division of Conference USA and wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard first, going 76 yards in 10 plays with Quinton Baker scoring from 10 yards away with 9:51 left in the...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

FAU struggles to stop anything in blowout loss to Western Kentucky

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Mike White passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Anthony Wales ran for two scores, and Western Kentucky rolled up 661 total yards in a 52-3 throttling of Florida Atlantic on Saturday.White found Nicholas Norris for a 76-yard score on the third play from scrimmage. He completed a 54-yard TD pass to Lucky Jackson late in the first quarter, and his 65-yard...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

White's 3 TD passes help Western Kentucky handle FAU 52-3

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Mike White passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Anthony Wales ran for two scores, and Western Kentucky rolled up 661 total yards in a 52-3 throttling of Florida Atlantic on Saturday. White found Nicholas Norris for a 76-yard score on the third play from scrimmage. He completed a 54-yard TD pass to Lucky Jackson late in the first quarter, and his 65...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

White tosses 4 TDs, Western Kentucky tops Old Dominion 59-24

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Mike White threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns and Western Kentucky beat Old Dominion 59-24 on Saturday night. Scoring came at will for Western Kentucky (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA), logging points on eight of its first nine possessions to lead 52-14 at halftime. White completed 28 of 32 passes and tossed three of his four first-half touchdowns to Taywan...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Blocked PAT in 2nd OT helps WKU beat Middle Tennessee 44-43

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Anthony Wales ran for three touchdowns and Deon Yelder blocked an extra point in the second overtime to lift Western Kentucky over Middle Tennessee 44-43 on Saturday. Middle Tennessee's Brent Stockstill threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Andrews in the second OT but Canon Rooker's PAT was blocked. Wales bullied in from the 1-yard line and Skyler Simcox...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Norris has 3 TDs, Western Kentucky tops Houston Baptist 50-3

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Nicholas Norris scored three touchdowns, Western Kentucky scored on its first eight possessions and the Hilltoppers went on to rout Houston Baptist 50-3 in a nonconference game on Saturday night. Western Kentucky (3-2) wasted no time, going 82 yards in just four plays on the opening drive for the game's first touchdown. Anthony Wales capped the march, running...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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