Western Kentucky Defeats Arkansas 86-77 Charles Bassey Leaves With Injury To Left Knee | WKU Connection

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Let me start with this, Diddle Arena made a difference in tonight’s game and this team is going to need their home crowd now more than ever moving forward.

Western Kentucky Center Charles Bassey went down with an injury sustained to his left knee late in the second half. Rick Stansbury said he will undergo an MRI on his knee Sunday morning.

This is graphic video and my heart is hearing for him right now.

As for the game, Junior Taveion Hollingsworth filled it up tonight adding 23 points along with Junior Forward Josh Anderson adding 16 points off the bench.

The story from the game comes at the end of the second half Senior Jarad Savage pulls this 3 from the corner to tie the game.

The team never looked back in overtime.

#PlayFor23

LISTEN: Rick Stansbury Breaks Down Tuesday Nights Loss To Wright State | WKU Connection

Many of you have been asking for Rick Stansbury’s thoughts on last nights loss.

Last night the official WKU Sports YouTube account posted Coach Stansbury’s postgame comments following a 74-76 loss to Wright State.

To say the least, right now would be that WKU Basketball fans are upset with this teams performance so far this season.


Western Kentucky Falls To Wright State 74-76 | WKU Connection

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What the hell did I just watch?

Western Kentucky falls to a Wright State squad who was missing one of their main pieces.

Some serious questions need to be answered about this team and where this program is headed.

Why the hell does Rick Stansbury not call a timeout with 5 seconds left down 2?

This is unacceptable coaching.

Why do we play a 2-3 zone?

Why do we not run the offense through Charles Bassey?

Why does Jordan Rawls not get more playing time?

All of these need to be answered if this team wants to even think about sniffing the NCAA tournament.

See you all in Diddle Saturday.

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4 Star Kyree Walker Update | WKU Connection

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Wouldn’t it be neat if Western Kentucky and Arkansas battle it out inside Diddle Arena Saturday night for 4 star SF Kyree Walker? Essentially that is what is happening Saturday night in Bowling Green.

Walker posted this to his social media account hinting a decision is coming soon.

As of now, If Walker was to enroll he would not be eligible until the start of the spring semester at Western Kentucky on January 27th. It is not set in stone that Walker will be attending any university as several rumors have him going overseas. If he were to take the college route I’d say it’s down to WKU and Arkansas.

Right now I’d lean toward Arkansas at 70% to land Kyree and Western Kentucky 30%

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 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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