The Western Kentucky men's basketball team will play at Wichita State this season, according to the Wichita Eagle.

The Hilltoppers are the two-time reigning Sun Belt Conference champions and will have the opportunity to face a Shockers team that reached the 2013 Final Four, losing 72-68 to eventual national champion Louisville and finishing 30-9.

Western Kentucky will receive $100,000 for the visit, and the game will be televised by one of the ESPN networks Nov. 11 as part of the station's marathon day of college basketball.

Wichita State and WKU have met four times with the Hilltoppers, winning three of those meetings. The two programs last met in 2005 with WSU taking a 84-81 win in the NIT.

The two teams were also at the 2012 Cancun Challenge but did not meet. The Shockers have been to the postseason (NCAA or NIT) each of the past five seasons.

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