The Western Kentucky University men’s basketball team is on to the National Invitational Tournament quarterfinal round after winning consecutive NIT games for the first time since 1948.
The Hilltoppers won at Southern California Monday night, beating the Trojans 79-75 in Los Angeles. Senior forward Justin Johnson led WKU with 23 points and six rebounds.
The Hilltoppers (26-10) will next play at Oklahoma State Wednesday night.
The game tips off at 7 pm central, and will be televised on ESPN 2.
WKU's 26 wins are its most since the 2007-08 season, when the team made the NCAA Sweet 16.