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7:55 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

Hilltoppers Use Team Effort to Win 10th-Straight at Home, Move to 8-2 on Season

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A solid all-around team effort and 25 points and nine assists from Jamal Crook helped the Hilltoppers to their 10th-straight home win and sixth-straight overall Saturday afternoon against IUPUI, 77-57. WKU is now 8-2 on the season and is off to its best start to a season since beginning the 2006-07 campaign with an identical 8-2 mark.

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1:51 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Off to Best Start Since 2007-08, WKU Turns Attention to IUPUI Saturday Afternoon

WKU senior guard Jamal Crook
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Riding its second five-game winning streak in the last 17 games, WKU welcomes IUPUI to E.A. Diddle Arena Saturday afternoon at 3:00 for a non-conference matchup.

The Hilltoppers, off to their best start to a season since 2007-08 at 7-2, have won nine-straight home games and will look to make it an even 10 against the Jaguars before taking next week off from games for final examinations. From there, WKU hits the road for three games at Murray State, VCU and against Louisville in Nashville to wrap up the non-conference schedule.

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7:50 am
Fri December 7, 2012

WKU Lady Toppers Stay Unbeaten on Road, Roll Past Morehead State 62-38

WKU sophomore Chastity Gooch, a forward from Franklin, Ky.
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WKU used an impressive defensive effort and a strong showing from sophomore Chastity Gooch to post a 62-38 win over Morehead State at the Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Thursday night.

WKU improved to 4-0 on the road in 2012-13 after recording a combined five road wins over the last two seasons. WKU has recorded multiple non-conference wins on the road for the first time since 2009-10 when they recorded three.

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8:10 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Hilltoppers Survive Poor Free-Throw Shooting Late, Beat SIU

WKU guard TJ Price drove to the hoop against Southern Illinois.
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Southern Illinois trimmed the WKU lead to one point on four different occasions in the final 5:00 of the game Wednesday night, but WKU kept the Salukis at bay and never trailed in a 58-57 win at E.A. Diddle Arena. When a Desmar Jackson three-pointer missed at the buzzer, WKU moved to 7-2 on the season with the victory.

The win was WKU's ninth-straight at E.A. Diddle Arena and 14th in the last 17 games overall. With the win, WKU matches its best start to a season since the 2007-08 team also began the campaign with a 7-2 record.

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8:29 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Has Tough Home Game Vs. Southern Illinois

WKU is riding the momentum of back-to-back Sun Belt road wins as the Hilltoppers prepare for a non-conference matchup with regional rival Southern Illinois Wednesday night. WKU brings a four-game winning streak and an eight-game home winning streak into the game with the Salukis, and Wednesday’s game marks the seventh-straight season WKU and the Salukis have squared off on the hardwood.

WKU has won each of the last two meetings overall and the last two that were contested in Bowling Green.

WKU has won six-of-seven overall after losing the season opener at Southern Miss, and after the game against Southern Illinois the Hilltoppers have four games remaining in the non-conference portion of the 2012-13 schedule.

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8:37 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

WKU Football Going Bowling in Detroit

WKU running back Antonio Andrews

For the first time since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision, the Western Kentucky University football team will play in a postseason bowl. After a 7-5 regular season, WKU formally accepted an invitation Sunday to play on Dec. 26 in Detroit in the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. The Hilltoppers will square off against Central Michigan at 6:30 p.m. (CST) at Ford Field on ESPN.

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9:03 am
Sun December 2, 2012

Good Night for WKU Basketball, with Wins at Troy for Both Men and Women

The WKU men's basketball team erased a 13-point second-half deficit Saturday night at Troy and moved to 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play for the first time in three seasons with a 75-71 win over the Trojans. The Hilltoppers improved to 6-2 on the season.

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10:54 am
Wed November 28, 2012

WKU Men's Basketball Set to Start Sun Belt Play

WKU senior guard Jamal Crook
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Despite the calendar having not yet turned to December, WKU begins Sun Belt Conference play this week, starting Thursday night at 7:30 at ULM in a rematch of last season’s Sun Belt Conference opener.

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1:25 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

Defensive Effort Leads WKU Men's Basketball Over Brescia

Aleksejs Rostov had a career high 16 points and eight rebounds against Brescia.
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A stingy WKU defense held Brescia (Ky.) without a field goal for 13:16 at one point Saturday night at E.A. Diddle Arena, helping the Hilltoppers improve to 4-2 on the season with a 74-46 win over the Bearcats. WKU limited Brescia to just 11 field goals in the game and only four inside the three-point line.

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1:17 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

This Time, It's the Hilltoppers Who Put Together Fourth Quarter Comeback

Antonio Andrews ran early and often against North Texas.
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Just one week after seeing a fourth-quarter lead evaporate, the Western Kentucky University football team scored 15 unanswered points over the final 12:44 to come back for a 25-24 victory over North Texas Saturday on Senior Day at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

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