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What Needs To Be Done To Get A Murray State Series Back On The Basketball Schedule? | WKU Connection

Western Kentucky and Murray State are two schools with rich tradition and passion from their fan bases, separated by only 122 miles. The two schools have met 152 times total since 1932 with Western Kentucky leading currently with 98 wins and 54 loses. Yet the two schools have not met since December of 2014. It’s time for that to change.

Even WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart is on board. It’s time to get the conversation started again. With the recent success of Murray State and Ja Morant and the success that Rick Stansbury has brought to Bowling Green, the two programs are both in great condition and the series needs to be renewed.

Each game will provide a great atmosphere both in Murray and Bowling Green as well as bragging rights amongst fans. So I ask you, Kevin Saal, what is it going to take? Name the year and we’ll start it.

Thoughts?

Former Hilltoppers Participating MGM Grand NBA Summer League | WKU Connection

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Photo via NBA.com

Ben Lawson

After having a good first few games with the Memphis Grizzles will be play on:

1st: July 6th at 7:00 PM EST against the Indiana Pacers on NBA TV.

2nd: LA Clippers on July 7th at 11:30PM EST.

3rd: Phoenix Suns on July 9th at 7:30 PM EST.


Finally: Boston Celtics on July 11th at 10:30 PM EST.

Lawson had a strong week in the Salt Lake City games averaging 15 minutes per game, Scoring 6.3 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game and 1 block per game.

Darius Thompson

Will be suiting up for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors.

1st: Golden State Warriors on July 7th at 12:00 AM EST on ESPN.

2nd: July 8th against San Antonio Spurs at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN U.

3rd: New York Knicks on July 9th at 9:30PM EST on NBA TV.

Finally: July 11th against the Indiana Pacers at 6:00PM EST on NBA TV.

After all four game each team there will be a single elimination tournament. Both of these guys have had good starts overseas to their pro careers last season in their respective countries. They are expect to make vast improvements from the end of the season to this summer league in hopes to impress an NBA franchise.

Kenny Cooper Standing Out In WKU Basketball Summer Workouts | WKU Connection

Kenny Cooper. Image Via: WKU Athletics/@WKUBasketball

Earlier this week a source close to the WKU Basketball team told WKU Connection-

“Kenny Cooper has been the surprise of the summer…I knew he was a really good player, I didn’t realize he was this good”

Last season at Lipscomb Cooper averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game last season.

The question now is whether or not Kenny Cooper will be eligible to play next season for the Hilltoppers. Rick Stansbury believes so, and I sure hope so.

Gambling Odds Released For WKU Football 2019 Season | WKU Connection

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FanDuel has came out with their early preseason win total projection for all power five and non power five schools. WKU is at (5) wins for next season which would be an improvement from a year ago and their (3-9) mark.

If you were to find a league betting state (C’mon Kentucky) you would have to bet $114 dollars to win $100. If you were optimistic on WKU going bowling next season (6-6). If you were pessimistic and the team only winning 4 games you would need to only bet $102 to win 100 dollars.

Do you have WKU passing this win total or falling short?

WKU Basketball Offers Top 2021 Prospect And Former BGHS State Champion | WKU Connection

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On Monday WKU Basketball extended an offer to 5 star prospect former Bowling Green Purple Zion Harmon. Harmon is ranked #19 overall in the country by 247 Sports and the #1 overall player in Kentucky in the 2021 class.

Zion won a state championship with BGHS back in 2017 as an 8th grader starting on the varsity squad. He then transferred to Adair county for the 2018 season and then Marshall county for the 2019 season where he was deemed ineligible by the KHSAA.

Harmon holds offers from Auburn, St. Louis, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee.