WKU Public Radio News Staff
Sun February 24, 2013
WKU Men Over .500 in Sun Belt Play, and Women Earn Historic Win
WKU posted one of its best offensive performances of the season en route to an 88-77 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday night at the Cajundome to secure a regular season sweep of the Ragin' Cajuns.
The Hilltoppers (15-14, 9-9) nailed 10-of-20 shots from behind the three-point arc, one off tying a season- and Ray Harper-era high. For the game, WKU hit 50 percent from the field in the win.
T.J. Price and Jamal Crook led WKU in scoring with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Price hit 4-of-7 from three-point range while Crook added six assists to his point production for the evening. George Fant finished with 15 points and nine rebounds in just 27 minutes of play after picking up his fourth foul early in the second half.
WKU Women Earn Historic Win
WKU built a 25-point lead early in the second half and rolled to a 77-58 victory on a historic day for Lady Topper Basketball at the Cajundome Saturday night.
WKU (20-7, 13-5) returns home this week for a pair of games with South Alabama and Middle Tennessee this week in E.A. Diddle Arena.
It was a day of major milestones for the Lady Toppers as the team recorded its 20th win of the season, 10th road win of the season and 850th win in the history of the program.
By winning its 20th game of the season, WKU posted its first 20-win season since 2009-10 but 26th in the last 37 seasons. It also rewarded head coach Michelle Clark-Heard with a 20-win season in her inaugural year as a Division One head coach.
For the first time since the 1990-91 season, the year after Michelle Clark-Heard's final year as a WKU player, WKU reached 10 wins on the road. It ended a span of 21 seasons without reaching the mark. It is just the fifth time in school history that WKU has reached 10 road wins in a season. WKU has won more than five road games in SBC play for just the sixth time in school history.
WKU also became the 13th program in NCAA history to reach 850 wins in Division One Women's Basketball. WKU is currently 850-436 in 51 seasons of basketball.