Dec 18, 2013; Bowling Green, KY, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Payton Hulsey (0) goes for the ball against Southern Miss Golden Eagles guard/forward Michael Craig (24) during the first half at E.A. Diddle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

GAMEDAY! Tops vs. Racers-LIVE THREAD


 

Everyone it is that time again! It is time to talk Hilltopper Basketball! Tip-off in Diddle arena for the next chapter of the Topper-Racer rivalry is about to begin so let’s get the conversation going!

Leave comments on the game below! Whether it be stats or opinions, let it be known!

The Live blog begins at tip-off at 1 PM! Catch all of the action live at Diddle or ESPN 3 or locally in the BG area WKU PBS! Don’t miss out! Lets talk the Tops! Stand up and cheer for dear old Western!

 

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  • Marcus Browning

    Everyone gear up it is about that time! Let’s get the conversations going! The Toppers line-up will feature Jackson, Harris, T.J. Price, Adeoye and Fant!

    • Fletcher Keel

      Jackson with a quick and exciting 4 points!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Peyton Hulsey comes into the game for Brandon Harris. Trency Jackson at the foul line

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    Murray is shooting lights out from deep range early here

    • Marcus Browning

      Sapp for Murray State is shooting like we expected.

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    Akamune is about a week away from returning, said Randy Lee on the webcast

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    CHD is on the floor following the media time out

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      He’s joined by Rostov, T.J, Hulsey and Dickerson

  • Marcus Browning

    The Tops struggled with their defense against range shooting the other night, looks like they will definitely need to step it up today, the racers are doing very well so far.

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    BREAKING: CHD DOES miss 3 point shots.

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    If this becomes a game on the perimeter, Murray is going to run away with this one

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    Harper calls timeout, WKU’s 4-0 lead is now 20-8, and the Racers have hit 13 straight points

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    Right on que! Telecast was talking about Fan’ts lack of production, and he lays one in

    • Marcus Browning

      WKU needs to continue getting Fant involved, their perimeter play is pathetic at the moment.

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    Murray St. is starting to outplay the Tops in ever facet of the game. This could get ugly…

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    Good foul there by CHD, especially after the first FT is missed. Make them EARN that two!

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    AIR BALL. AAIIRR BALL. AAAIIIRRR BALL.

  • Marcus Browning

    The Tops offense needs to start capitalizing on the Racer’s turnovers to get them back in this game!

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    CHD hits a CH3, and Murray takes a timeout. WKU on a 7-0 run, Racers now lead 27-21 and have called for a timeout

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    Terrible pass. No way around it

    • Marcus Browning

      The Tops don’t have thing for TJ Sapp today.

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    HALFTIME: 33-28 Murray St. leads WKU

  • Marcus Browning

    Tops need to limit turnovers, and shutdown perimeter shooting for the Racers. Also the Tops need to shoot better from the field, if they had done so in the first, they would be leading right now.

  • Marcus Browning

    The Tops are 11-34 shooting from the floor (32%) and 2-12 from behind the arch (17%). Also a better stat, 4-5 from the free throw line.

  • Marcus Browning

    Trency Jackson leads scoring for the Tops with 10 points. He is 5-8 shooting.

  • Marcus Browning

    T.J. Sapp as expected is leading scoring for the Racers with 12 points. He is 4 of 8 shooting, with 2 of 4 from behind the 3 point arch.

  • Wave The Red Towel

    Alright, here we go! Second half has begun, Tops trail 33-28

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    Thanks to Marcus Browning for our halftime stats. He has duties over at @WaveTheRedTowel on twitter and our pre and post game coverage

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    Great hustle there by Adeoye, but got there just a little too late

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    T.J, CHD, Fant, Adeyoe and Trency on the court for WKU to start the 2nd half

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    Tops are staying in it, but Murray is still doing just enough to stay ahead

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    Murray looks confused out there, and WKU is doing a good job of taking advantage of misques

    • Marcus Browning

      CHD open for the 3, great capitalization for the Tops!

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    ADEYOE WITH THE BLOCK. AND A TOPPERS POSSESSION. AHHHHHH

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    One. Possession. Game.

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    ROSTOV! Count the basket. AND. ONE.

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    Rostov misses the tying rebound, but TJ grabs the board, and gives WKU a 45-44 lead!

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    THE PRICE IS RIGHT. Tops retake the lead!

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    Timeout…someone. 9:09 left, WKU leads 48-47

  • Marcus Browning

    54-51 WKU leads with 6:30 to go!

  • Marcus Browning

    Final media timeout: 61-55 WKU leads with 3:43 left in the game!

  • Marcus Browning

    Final: WKU 71 (7-4); Murray State 64 (5-6)