WKU Concludes Cancun Challenge Against Western Carolina

Nov 17, 2012

WKU sophomore forward George Fant
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

WKU and Western Carolina meet Saturday night at 7:30 PM at E.A. Diddle Arena in the second and final game of the mainland portion of the 2012 Cancun Challenge. WKU defeated Austin Peay in the first game of the Cancun Challenge Tuesday night, and Western Carolina lost at Wichita State Thursday night.

Both teams will head to Cancun, along with six other schools, for two more games next week.

A win on Saturday would be WKU’s seventh-straight at home and send them to Mexico with a 2-1 record on the season.

Both Tuesday’s game against Austin Peay and Saturday’s contest against Western Carolina are part of the Cancun Challenge, and WKU heads to Mexico next week to play two more games in the early-season tournament.

Saturday's game is the 30th Annual BB&T Classic. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free red towel with the "50 Seasons of Diddle Arena" logo, and Super Fan will be in attendance giving away free BB&T t-shirts throughout the game.

Tickets for the 2012-13 WKU men's basketball season are available online at WKUSports.com or by visiting the WKU Ticket Office in E.A. Diddle Arena. Fans can also call the ticket office at 1-800-5-BIG RED or 745-5222 locally.


• WKU has won six-straight home games after losing four-in-a-row before that.

• The two head coaches in the game have combined for 971 career victories.

• The Hilltoppers are 9-1 under head coach Ray Harper when outrebounding their opponent and 10-3 when attempting more free throws than their opponent.

• WKU is 10-4 under head coach Ray Harper when allowing fewer than 70 points in a game.