#15 WKU Volleyball to host first 2 rounds of NCAA tournament | WKU Connection

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It’s official #15 seed Western Kentucky will host the first 2 rounds of the NCAA Volleyball tournament for the first time in history.

Western Kentucky will play Kennesaw State Thursday December 5th inside Diddle Arena.

Featured in their portion of the bracket is Louisville, the lone team to defeat Western Kentucky this season.

See you in Diddle!

Get Your “Free Kenny Cooper” T-shirt | WKU Connection

Since April the NCAA has done nothing but grant waivers to what seems like every college athlete but WKU PG Kenny Cooper.

It’s time we come together and take a stand against the NCAA. Purchase your “Free Kenny Cooper” t-shirt here

Western Defeats MTSU 31-26 | WKU Connection

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In a rainy, nasty, close game Western Kentucky pulls out the victory against rival Middle Tennessee.

Many things happened in this game, but it boils down to the fake punt ran by MTSU in the 4th fourth quarter that ultimately cost them the game. WKU would soon capitalize on that mistake and never look back.

WKU Head Coach Tyson Helton finishes the regular season 8-4 and will be going to a bowl game later to be named.

Former WKU coach Mike Stanford only won game 9 games in his 2 seasons at the helm for WKU.

Full game recap coming soon.

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Western Kentucky Defeats Fordham 69-64 | WKU Connection

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Western Kentucky survives a late rally by Fordham to improve to 6-1 on the season heading into a matchup with instate rival Louisville on Friday in Nashville.

WKU finishes in 4th place at the Paradise Jam. They will travel back to Bowling Green tomorrow and prepare for #2 ranked Louisville.

Quick Stats

  • Charles Bassey- 24pts 12 rbs (10/10 FT)
  • Cam Justice- 23pts
  • Jared Savage- 9pts, 6 rbs, 2 ast

Senior Cam Justice with a huge first half shooting 4-4 from the 3pt line and ended the game shooting 6-8 from deep.

With this afternoons win we can now fully focus on beating Louisville Friday.

Can it be Friday already? See you in Nashville!

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WKU Basketball Defeats Illinois State 83-69 | WKU Connection

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After a sloppy first half start from the Hilltoppers they come from behind to beat Illinois State 83-69 in St. Thomas.

A great bounce back win for WKU after last nights loss to Bowling Green. Western Kentucky was able to respond with a win against a solid Illinois State squad who played Cincinnati down to the wire last night.

Freshmen guard Jordan Rawls racked up 14 points on the night.

Cam Justice adds 19 points in a bounce back game from Friday which saw him go 1-12 from the field.

Jared Savage totaled 16 points in which he surpassed 1,000 career points.

This win was #1800 all time for WKU Basketball.

Hilltoppers move to 5-1 on the season and will play Fordham Monday at 2:15 PM.

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Western Kentucky Defeats Southern Miss. 28-10 | WKU Connection

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A convincing win down in Hattiesburg this afternoon, Western Kentucky handles Southern Miss. 28-10.

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before, WKU’s defense carries them to victory. Allowing just 10 points to what was considered a high powered offense for Southern Miss.

With this win Western Kentucky moves to 7-4 on the year with a chance to win 8 next weekend with MTSU coming to town. If you would have told me that after the season opening lost to UCA I would call you crazy, but here we are. Credit to Tyson Helton and staff for the turnaround.

Full game recap coming soon.

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Hilltoppers Fall In Disappointing Loss To Bowling Green 77-75 | WKU Connection

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That was tough to watch down the stretch.

Scoring just 1 point in the final 5 minutes of action Western Kentucky suffers their first loss of the season to a team they should have handled easily.

Following the loss some questions need to be asked of this team before a tournament run is made-

Who does this team rely on to take the final shot?

Who is the leader of this team?

Who fills the position of floor general as long as Kenny Cooper remains ineligible?

How does this team handle adversity? Something we’ll find out very soon.

How do you not score 1 field goal in the final 5 minutes of a game?

How does a center lead your team in assists?

Tough loss tonight, Let’s bounce back tomorrow. Please.

Btw, eat it Goodman.