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.
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.
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.
Many WKU Basketball fans questioned how they will get to watch the Hilltoppers this weekend at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Look no further, Hilligans has you covered. They are located at 1265 college street.
Many fans looked into the price of subscribing to FloHoops (The exclusive streaming service of the Paradise Jam), but the $29.99 price-tag was a little steep for just 3 days of service.
If you need a place with a great college atmosphere to watch the Hilltoppers this weekend Hilligans Bar has you covered. (Must be 21 to enter)
Here is the bracket with tip off times for this weekends games.
In a recent poll ran on our twitter
we asked the fan base which school you want to beat more? Middle Tennessee or
Marshall. Here are the results:
With over 350 votes online Marshall edged out long time rival MTSU by 4 points.
WKU vs Marshall 67-66
Western Kentucky and Marshall have
mostly faced off since joining Conference USA in 2014, but wasted no time in
kicking off this rivalry.
In recent years Western Kentucky
have had some pretty epic battles on the hardwood and field. Most notably the
2014 match-up in Huntington, West Virginia where WKU ended Marshall’s
undefeated season in a high scoring 67-66 thriller.
Then comes the hardwood, in 2018 in
the Conference USA championship game Marshall defeated Western Kentucky on what
looked like to be a magical run to the NCAA tournament. Marshall 67 WKU 66
100 Miles of Hate
The history between Western Kentucky
and MTSU is long and filled with bad blood. 100 Miles of Hate is the unoffical
nickname for this match up between the two separated by 100 miles. The first
football meeting dates back all the way to 1914. Middle Tennessee leads the all
time series 34-32-1.
With this we want to ask those on the website what do you think? Who do you view as WKU’s biggest rival?