Dec 14, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Trency Jackson (3) shoots against Louisville Cardinals forward/center Mangok Mathiang (12) and forward Chane Behanan (21) during the first half at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville defeated Western Kentucky 79-63. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Live Thread: Tops vs. Panthers


Yes folks it is that time again! Us here on the Hill switch our views from football to the Diddle Hardwood tonight as the Tops take on new SBC foe Georgia State!

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  • Fletcher Keel

    Tonight’s starting line-up includes Trency Jackson, Caden Dickerson, T.J. Price, George Fant and Aaron Adeoye.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Well that didn’t take long. A triple to open the scoring from the Panthers

  • Fletcher Keel

    Sloppy play so far. Georgia State with 2 buckets, Tops with 2 possessions and turnovers. State also with a T.O.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Completely forgot to mention these new unis the Tops are sporting. No more grey (for now). The whites are looking sharp though. Not that big a change from last year, but subtle enough to be awesome.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Okay, seriously, these turnovers are getting ridiculous.

    • Marcus Browning

      They have been all season! It’s a terrible trend.

  • Fletcher Keel

    WOOOOHOOOOO BASKETS. Good job Caden. Now force a turnover and throw it down with a right hand

  • Fletcher Keel

    I feel like the Panthers already have 5 blocks tonight

  • Fletcher Keel

    Rostov literally got so bored over this break, he decided to shave his head.

  • Fletcher Keel

    ROSTOV GOING TO THE GROUND. What hustle

  • Fletcher Keel

    Marco talked about how good of a FT shooting team the Panthers are, and right there we saw our first glimpse. Both were absolute daggers. Let’s hope this isn’t a game that comes down to it.

    • Marcus Browning

      Turnovers and fouls will determine this game!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Ryan Harrow is 0-4 at the 11:55 mark in the first half. He was 2-14 Saturday against South Al

  • Fletcher Keel

    Harris leads WKU in points so far…with 3. Jackson, CHD, Fant, Dickerson and Rostov have also scored, all only a single FG

  • Fletcher Keel

    Hunter hits both of his FT’s, and GSU is 6-6 of the line here in the opening 9 minutes

  • Fletcher Keel

    Tops tie the game at 15, but a 5-0 run by GSU sparks a Harper timeout. And he doesn’t seem happy about something to the ref.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Hey Fant, that thing GSU does real well when they shoot with no one guarding you…yeah. You and your teammates need to get better at that

  • Fletcher Keel

    Rostov is playing very physical down low so far tonight.

  • Fletcher Keel

    WOOO Brandon Harris that was NICE

  • Fletcher Keel

    GSU working their offense almost to perfection. That last possession was just beautiful ball movement

  • Marcus Browning

    Fant has 6 offensive boards so far!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Every time CHD bounces the ball, I get scared it’ll deflate. The dude seems angry at the ground. What’s he got against John Oldham?!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Anyone else feel like this game has come to a screeching hault? Not a lot of action over the past couple of minutes.

  • Marcus Browning

    Tops are crashing the boards, as they are up 22-10 on rebounds.

  • Fletcher Keel

    THERE’S that CHD form we know and love

  • Fletcher Keel

    If WKU continues to play like this during SBC play, I’m going to break something very expensive (i.e. my laptop, ipad or phone)

  • Fletcher Keel

    …did they really call a foul on Rostov? Did they REALLY CALL A FOUL ON ROSTOV?!

  • Fletcher Keel

    HALFTIME: WKU 29 – Georgia State 34

  • Fletcher Keel

    Who loves stats?! Good! Cause they’re comin your way…

  • Fletcher Keel

    TJ Price is leading all WKU scorers with 10, followed by Harris with 6 and CHD with 5. Tops are shooting 37.9% from the floor, 33.3% from 3-point land, and 37.5% from the free throw stripe.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Georgia State is lead by Manny Atkins, who leads all scorers with 14 points. RJ Hunter has 8 and Curtis Washington has 6. Ryan Harrow (former UK player) is 0-7, and again, finished Saturday’s game vs. South Al 2-14

  • Fletcher Keel

    Second half WKU starters – Price, Caden, Trency, Adeoye and Fant

  • Fletcher Keel

    QUIT. LEAVING. THE. BACK. DOOR. OPEN

  • Fletcher Keel

    If the Tops aren’t careful here, this could end the game…

  • Fletcher Keel

    You can’t coach size

  • Fletcher Keel

    Welp. 14:46 to play in the game, and WKU hasn’t scored this half

  • Marcus Browning

    What is up with Hilltopper sports and halftime?

  • Fletcher Keel

    YAY! SECOND HALF POINTS!!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Why didn’t Rostov take the jumper from the SBC logo?

  • Fletcher Keel

    Miss ALL the easy lay ups!

  • Fletcher Keel

    I really wanted to get excited about that Price 3, then I realized its a 56-35 game…

  • Fletcher Keel

    KASPAR BUCKETS!

  • Fletcher Keel

    One way to look at this is it’s a 17 point game. OR, it’s a 9 possession game…6 at the least

    • Marcus Browning

      There is no good way to look at it.. It’s terrible.

  • Fletcher Keel

    There are still 8 minutes to play, and the Toppers have already resorted to shooting pull up 3′s to try and climb back in this. And none of them are falling. When is it officially over?

  • Marcus Browning

    Tops can’t shoot at all tonight, period. (28.6 % on the night.)

    • Fletcher Keel

      GSU, to compare, shooting 47.6%

    • Marcus Browning

      14 of 49..

  • Fletcher Keel

    If that last 3-pointer attempt by CHD doesn’t signal this one is essentially done, I don’t know what does

  • Fletcher Keel

    WKU hasn’t played a game this bad sense http://espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=330400098

  • Fletcher Keel

    Okay guys, let’s not keep our calm. Keep the score ugly, not the sportsmanship

  • Fletcher Keel

    WKU has made 3 baskets in this back 20 minutes. All of them have been for 3 points.

  • Fletcher Keel

    Oh my goshhhh there are still 5 minutes left ughhhhhh

  • Fletcher Keel

    It’s a chippy game, yes. It’s a conference game, yes. It already feels like a rivalry game. The officials are calling this a little too closely. And everything is going against the Tops

  • Fletcher Keel

    Oh hey, Nigel is in!

  • Fletcher Keel

    Finally. Its over.
    Georgia State beats Western Kentucky 77-54