Jared Savage got his wish. Three days after stating he and the Hilltoppers would rather not have to rally from double-digit deficits to win games, Western Kentucky led most of the night to sweep Marshall.
The scouting report will be much shorter, and the matchup memory will be very fresh.
The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team has had two chances to move above .500 in Conference USA play this season – when they opened the conference slate at North Texas on Jan. 2 and Jan. 16 when they traveled to Old Dominion.
Western Kentucky’s softball team was picked to finish second in the Conference USA Preseason Coaches Poll, the league office released Thursday.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Another deficit, another comeback.
Western Kentucky redshirt sophomore Cora-Lynn von Dungern was named Conference USA Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. von Dungern becomes the second Lady Topper to earn C-USA in-season honors since WKU joined the league starting in 2014.
A wrinkle in Western Kentucky’s schedule is calling for consecutive games against the school’s newest rival.
Western Kentucky had six players score in double figures to beat Marshall 91-84 on Saturday in the second meeting with the Thundering Herd this week.
Dartez Hamlin and Marlowe Mosley collected the first event titles of the season for Western Kentucky on Saturday at the two-day Samford Indoor Open in Birmingham, Ala.
Western Kentucky’s win over Old Dominion on Thursday still holds the value of one win in the record column, even if the manner of which the Hilltoppers rallied carries more significance.
Rick Stansbury is lenient with his freshmen. There’s just enough of a veteran presence on Western Kentucky’s roster that the coach can let freshmen play through mistakes in an effort to grow as a player, so long as those mistakes don’t affect the outcome of a game.