WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS NEWS

Brown's jumper lifts UAB over W. Kentucky in C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Nick Norton scored 11, and Robert Brown's jumper with 19 seconds left proved to be the game winner as fourth-seeded UAB beat No. 5 seed Western Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament on Thursday night. Brown finished with nine points for UAB (17-15), which will face either top-seeded Louisiana Tech or No. 9 seed Rice in the semifinals...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky defeats Marshall 59-45 in 1st C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Ben Lawson converted a three-point play as fifth-seeded Western Kentucky began a 10-0 run to break away from No. 12 seed Marshall and claim a 59-45 victory Wednesday night in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament. They were Lawson's only points but came at a handy time, with 6:56 remaining, after Marshall had closed to 46-41 on a Vince DeBoykin...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky hangs on for 88-84 OT win over Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) George Fant scored a career-high 28 points and pulled in 10 rebounds to help Western Kentucky hold off Charlotte for an 88-84 overtime win Thursday night. After falling behind by three in overtime, Western Kentucky (19-10, 12-5 Conference USA) took the lead for good with a 7-0 burst sparked by Ben Lawson's dunk, making it 81-77 with 2:50 to play. Charlotte's...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky cruises past FIU 77-61

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Trency Jackson scored 17 points, T.J. Price added 15 and Western Kentucky cruised past Florida International 77-61 on Saturday. FIU opened a seven-point lead early, but WKU erased that quickly as Jackson drilled back-to-back 3-pointers and Price added one from long distance to take a 22-19 lead. FIU never led or tied again. The Hilltoppers made four more...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackson, Fant, Price, lead W. Kentucky past FAU 71-68

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Trency Jackson, George Fant and T.J. Price scored 17 apiece and Western Kentucky used a big second-half run to beat Florida Atlantic 71-68 on Thursday night. Jackson converted a three-point play, Price made a jumper and Fant hit a pair of free throws to spark 12-straight points by Western Kentucky (16-10, 9-5 Conference USA). The Hilltoppers extended that...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Google Mapping a Home Run from This Vanderbilt Game

As of press time, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are leading the No. 1-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores in the seventh inning of a college baseball game being played at the latter’s home park (box). For much of the interval before that press time, the author of this dumb post was sitting on his couch and watching the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee holds on for win over W. Kentucky

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Giddy Potts scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and hit a key 3-pointer to help Middle Tennessee hang on for a 68-66 win over Western Kentucky on Sunday. Darnell Harris contributed 14 points and Reggie Upshaw Jr. had 10 to go with eight rebounds as Middle Tennessee (15-13, 8-7 Conference USA) shot 60 percent on 40 attempts from the field, including 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee holds on for win over W. Kentucky

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Giddy Potts scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and hit a key 3-pointer to help Middle Tennessee hang on for a 68-66 win over Western Kentucky on Sunday. Darnell Harris contributed 14 points and Reggie Upshaw Jr. had 10 to go with eight rebounds as Middle Tennessee (15-13, 8-7 Conference USA) shot 60 percent on 40 attempts from the field, including 11...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee holds on for 68-66 win over W. Kentucky

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Giddy Potts scored 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and hit a key 3-pointer to help Middle Tennessee hang on for a 68-66 win over Western Kentucky on Sunday. Darnell Harris contributed 14 points and Reggie Upshaw Jr. had 10 to go with eight rebounds as Middle Tennessee (15-13, 8-7 Conference USA) shot 60 percent on 40 attempts from the field, including 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UAB edges Western Kentucky 71-66

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Nick Norton led four in double figures with 13 points and UAB edged Western Kentucky 71-66 on Thursday. Denzell Watts had 12 points for UAB (14-13, 10-4 Conference USA). Hakeem Baxter scored 10 and Chris Cokley added 10 points and 10 boards. UAB trailed 38-35 five minutes into the second half, but runs of 10 and nine points stretched the lead to 16 with 5:31...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshall knocks off Western Kentucky 87-82

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Austin Loop scored 23 points and Marshall knocked off Western Kentucky 87-82 on Saturday. The Hilltoppers (16-8, 9-3) fall a full game behind Conference USA leader Louisiana Tech with the loss. Western Kentucky led 69-67 on Chris Harrison-Docks 3-pointer with 8:03 to go. Marshall (9-16, 5-7) responded by scoring 14 of the next 19 points, including Austin Loop...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Kentucky beats North Texas 65-59

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) T.J. Price scored 19 points, George Fant added 14 with 16 rebounds, and Western Kentucky held off North Texas 65-59 on Thursday night. Fant has scored in double figures in twelve straight games for Western Kentucky (16-6, 9-1 Conference USA). Armani Flannigan hit two buckets and a free throw and North Texas led 7-4, but the Hilltoppers pulled ahead on a 14...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

W. Kentucky pulls away from Southern Miss 73-62

HATTIESBUG, Miss. (AP) T.J. Price tied a career high with 30 points on 8-for-15 shooting to lead Western Kentucky to a 73-62 win over Southern Miss on Saturday night. Trency Jackson added 14 points and George Fant had 12 points to go with nine rebounds for Western Kentucky (15-6, 8-1 Conference USA). Fant also had nine rebounds. The Hilltoppers, who took the lead for good with a...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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
January 22, 2015  |  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
January 22, 2015  |  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
January 17, 2015  |  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
January 15, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 09, 2015  |  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
January 08, 2015  |  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
January 04, 2015  |  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...
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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
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