Through 19 games this season, Western Kentucky had just five wins. But a coaching change, a new attitude and some late-season momentum carried the Hilltopper past North Texas 74-70 last night in the Sun Belt Tournament final and all the way to the NCAA Tournament.
With a 14-18 record, Western could very well end up playing in the First Four games in Dayton that begin the tournament. If it wins there, WKU could move on to Louisville to play No. 1 overall seed Kentucky. That’s a possibility. But you never know what the Selection Committee is thinking, and to be honest, WKU’s seeding is so low, location will not be a high priority.
Click the continue line for some links about last night’s game and the wild WKU run.
- Hilltoppers going to dance after win over North Texas
- Western Kentucky completes its improbable run
- North Texas squanders second-half lead and loses final
- Once 5-14, Western Kentucky is headed to NCAA Tournament
- Video: Final seconds of the Western win
- Abrupt coaching change sparked the Hilltoppers
- Kahlil McDonald ending his career with a bang
- Western Kentucky becomes March’s first Cinderella story
- Western Kentucky’s dance ticket punched
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