WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

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. ...
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February 22, 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...
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February 08, 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...
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February 01, 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...
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January 23, 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 ...
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January 18, 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...
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January 10, 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...
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January 10, 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...
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January 04, 2014  |  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...
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January 02, 2014  |  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...
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December 28, 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...
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December 21, 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...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky edges Arkansas State 34-31

Brandon Doughty threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 34-31 victory over Arkansas State Saturday. Arkansas State drove 83 yards on its first possession to score on a 1-yard rush by Ryan Carrethers. Western Kentucky answered with a rushing touchdown by Keshawn Simpson and a Doughty touchdown pass to Willie McNeal. The Hilltoppers (8-4, 4-3 Sun Belt...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats Texas State 38-7

Antonio Andrews ran 21 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns and Western Kentucky added a 38-7 win over Texas State to its bowl resume on Saturday night. Western Kentucky (7-4, 3-3 Sun Belt) led 17-7 at the half and scored three touchdowns - all on the ground - in the fourth quarter. Leon Allen ran for 53 yards and a touchdown and Anthony Wales added 46 yards and another score...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky defeats UNC-Wilmington 73-58

George Fant scored a game-high 16 points, including 12-straight in the second half to lead Western Kentucky to a 73-58 victory Thursday over North Carolina-Wilmington. T.J. Price had 14 points, including a 3-pointer. Price has scored in double figures in 14 of his last 15 games, and has made at least one 3-pointer in 17-straight games. Caden Dickerson added 12 points, including...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats East Tennessee St. 57-50

T.J. Price scored 18 points and George Fant added 17 to lead Western Kentucky to a 57-50 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday night. It was the first win of the season for the Hilltoppers (1-1), who were playing their home opener. They quickly took the lead and never trailed, though the Buccaneers (0-3) tied the game early in the second half on a jumper by Hunter Harris but...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky edges Army in 21-17 comeback win

Antonio Andrews, the nation's leading rusher once recruited to play at West Point, ran for 117 yards and the game-winning touchdown with 32 seconds left as Western Kentucky came back to beat Army 21-17 Saturday in the teams' first meeting. Brandon Doughty was 16 for 24 for 199 yards and two touchdowns for the Hilltoppers (6-4, 2-3 Sun Belt), who clinched bowl eligibility...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

WKU's Andrews leads NCAA in all-purpose yardage

Antonio Andrews is proving again to be the nation's most versatile running back, racking up yards in a Western Kentucky offense needing his multiple contributions. The Hilltoppers senior is on track to lead the NCAA in all-purpose yards. He has 1,610 yards entering Saturday's game against Troy. Andrews also has a chance to top last year's 13-game total of 3,161 that...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Harris leads Louisiana-Lafayette past WKU 37-20

Alonzo Harris rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 37-20 victory over Western Kentucky on Tuesday night. Terrance Broadway had a 1-yard TD run and also threw for a score for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-2, 2-0 Sun Belt), who have won four in a row since a 48-27 loss at Kansas State last month. Louisiana-Lafayette had 198 yards rushing in the second...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrews leads Western Kentucky

Antonio Andrews ran for 155 yards on 27 carries and had two touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 31-10 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night. Western Kentucky (4-2, 1-1 Sun Belt) scored on its first two possessions, with Brandon Doughty throwing a 33-yard scoring pass to Willie McNeal and a 17-yarder to Leon Allen. Doughty was 24 of 36 for 370 yards, an FBS school...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrews leads Western Kentucky past La.-Monroe

Antonio Andrews ran for 155 yards on 27 carries and had two touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 31-10 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night. Western Kentucky (4-2, 1-1 Sun Belt) scored on its first two possessions, with Brandon Doughty throwing a 33-yard scoring pass to Willie McNeal and a 17-yarder to Leon Allen. Doughty was 24 of 36 for 370 yards, an FBS school...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Louisiana Monroe Warhawks: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

(US Presswire) The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks will meet on Thursday night in a match-up of two Sun Belt schools. Western Kentucky (3-2) enters the game following consecutive wins against Morgan St. and Navy while Louisiana Monroe (2-3)  is coming off of consecutive losses to Baylor and Tulane. Coverage of the game between Western Kentucky and Louisiana...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky Strength Coaches break paddles over each other to psych up team

Before the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers took on the Navy Midshipmen, WKU strength coaches Joe Miday and Scott Wilks broke paddles over each other to psych up the team.  The funniest part is that it looks like only a handful of players saw them break the paddles over each other and the team was already pretty riled up before they did it.  The Hilltoppers went on to beat the Midshipmen...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrews runs for 2 TDs, W Kentucky beats Navy 19-7

Antonio Andrews ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers downed Navy 19-7 Saturday, beating the Midshipmen at their own ground game. Andrews outgained the nation's best rushing offense all by himself as Western Kentucky (3-2) held Navy to 107 yards, well below the 398 yards the Midshipmen averaged through the first two games. The Hilltoppers outgained...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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