C-USA Media’s Preseason Poll |WKU Connection

photo via conferenceusa.com

The Conference USA preseason prediction of the order for the division has came out and WKU is ranked 5th in the East below FAU, FIU, and Marshall, and Middle Tennessee while above Charlotte, and Old Dominion. The west division has North Texas, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, UAB, UTSA, Rice, and UTEP. North Texas received the most 1st place votes with 20 on the West Division and Marshall had the most on the East Division with 14.

If the media is correct and WKU ends in 5th place in the standings would it be enough to make a bowl game. What would it take for this season to be considered a successful season for WKU?

2 More Wins | WKU vs. North Texas Recap

Call in to work Friday morning we’ve got 2 more games to win!

Thursday Night Western Kentucky defeated North Texas (67-51) in the quarter-finals of the C-USA Tournament. The Hilltoppers are now (6-1) all time vs North Texas in conference tournament play.

Josh Anderson. Photo Via: Herald-dispatch

Final Stats:

Hollinsworth 23pts (9-15 FG)

Anderson 13pts (7-12) FT 7 reb

Bassey 9pts 8 reb 3blk

Savage 8pts 5 reb

Bearden 2 pts 8 ast 4 reb

North Texas was held to 30% FG shooting

The Hilltoppers will go on to face (3) Southern Miss. tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM CT on the CBS Sports Network.

Side Note: Did you see Dak Prescott in the WKU hat?

via: @WKUBasketball

Dak Prescott was court-side Thursday night with Teammate and former WKU QB Mike White to witness the Hilltoppers first win in the C-USA tournament.

(2) WKU vs. (10) North Texas Preview

On Thursday Night at 8:30 PM CT Western Kentucky will take on North Texas in the Second Round of the C-USA tournament in Frisco, Texas. The game will be televised on Stadium and WKU-Pbs here locally in Bowling Green.

photo via: wnky.com

Western Kentucky and North Texas met once earlier this season ending in a (62-59) Win for the Hilltoppers. In the previous meeting the Hilltoppers were without their Head Coach Rick Stansbury, filling in his place was assistant coach Marc Hsu. The Hilltoppers are at full strength heading into Thursday nights match-up looking to advance to the semi-finals of the C-USA tournament.

One stat that sticks out from this game is that Western Kentucky shot just 16% (3-18) from the 3 point line against North Texas. That should change this game and lead to a win for Western Kentucky.

The winner of this game will go on to play the winner of (3) Southern Miss. and (6) Marshall on Friday at 3 PM.

Here is a view of the bracket as it currently stands: