Mar 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Naadir Tharpe (1) brings the ball up court against Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Jamal Crook (14) in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Sprint Center. Kansas defeated Western Kentucky 64-57. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Live Thread: Tops vs. Trojans


The time has come! All of the questions asked this week will be answered as tip-off is just a few minutes away! Be sure to stay connected to this game as two of the Sun Belt’s top teams collide for what is sure to be a close fight to the finish!

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  • Marcus Browning

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    Looks like a different starting line-up tonight! Wonder how effective it will be? Starters are Hulsey, CHD, Dickerson, Fant, and Rostov.
    1/16/14, 6:49 PM

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    Welp, that didn’t take long. 9 seconds in, Rostov called for a foul

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    Looks like Rostov is gonna do it all. 1 foul, 1 field goal

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    Oh goodness. Randy Lee is so funny. “Finds an open Neighbour…”

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    Looks like the Georgia State game is still fresh in the Tops’ mind. This might be another long night

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    The entire starting 5 gonna take a seat – Kaspar, Adeyoe, Brandon Harris, Trency and Akamune

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    15:05 to play in half number one, and the Tops find themselves down 12-5. Tops started slow, but are now slowly starting to play better

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    Hey, Hilltoppers, if you’d contest some shots….thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat’d be great.

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    Pretty boring game so far. Trojans came out quickly, but Tops tried to come back. We’ve been pretty consistent for a bit. 11:57 left in half 1, 16-7 WKU trails

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    And by 16-7, I mean 16-11. My bad you guys. But, no one is on here right now, so who cares?!

    • Marcus Browning

      I’m on here bruh!

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        You don’t count. Plus your tweeting is SUPER late. Is your feed slow?

        • Marcus Browning

          My feed is very slow! By the time i see something it is 30 to 45 seconds behind what everyone else is saying!

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    Yay! Bad shots from opponents!

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    Rostov with some free throws, and its a 2 point game

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    That shot shouldn’t have gone in

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    WHAT THE LAKSDFHALSHG;LSADG;DLFKJ
    That was a late call. Call it when there’s contact, or don’t call it at all.

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    I don’t think anyone is going to miss a shot for the rest of the game. Glad to see this game pick up!

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    Looks like Kaspar got a forearm to the throat. Hope he can talk later.

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    TOPS WITH THE LEADDDD

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    TimeOUT (as Tony Rose would say) on the floor. Tops FINALLY with a lead, 25-24, with 6:03 to play before halftime. The crowd is getting into it, which is one of the hidden keys to every game inside Diddle

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    Uh oh..Tops have gone cold…

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    32-26 Trojans lead with 2:01 to go.

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    AND ONEEEEEEEEEEEE TRENCY JACKSON

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    Ol’ fashioned 3-point play, right there

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    HALFTIME: WKU 31 – UALR 33
    Tops end the half on a 6-1 run.

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    Alright. 20 more minutes. Lets do this

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    Aaaaand the first 2nd half possession for WKU ends in a turnover

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    Rostov is the first Topper in double figures!

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    Alright Tops, don’t let them get any closer

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    How did Rostov not get called for a travel?

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    WKU leads 42-40 with 15:33 left in the game after Fant picks up his 4th foul.

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    Aaaaand Will Neighbour has hit the 20 point plateu

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    Game tied at 52 with 10:19 to play!

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    Tops have gotten things going! WKU is shooting lights out, and with 8:41 left, lead 60-54

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    Hilltopper lead down to 5 with 6:11 to play!

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    …it looked like Harris’ foot was on the line from my view.
    But don’t let the zebra’s see my opinions

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    Timeout UALR with 5:06 to play, and the Tops are shooting lights out. 51% from the floor, 53% from beyond the arc, and Tops also lead 64-56

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    Tops are now in the bonus with 4:23 left to play

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    Tops take a timeout of their own with 3:55 to play, and the Tops lead has been cut down to 4.

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    The 4-foul Fant is in the game

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    Final media timeout, 2:44 to play, Tops lead 67-63. Kaspar has joined the double-digit party with a season high 11 points

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    Uh oh…bad news for UALR fans…Neighbour is down in the paint on WKU’s end of the floor holding the back of his neck…

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    …CHD is 6 foot?

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    Great possession there by WKU…er, CHD. Killed enough clock and got the foul

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    CHD is the 4th Hilltopper to score 10+

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    Goodness gracious. UALR and their 3-point shooting

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    Tops now in the double bonus with Brandon Harris at the line

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    If only Harris had hit that 2nd field goal..

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      Free throw. If only Harris had hit that 2nd free throw

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    40 minutes wont be enough. Josh Hagins with 5 points and two blocks in the final 24 seconds, including a block on an attempted 3 from Brandon Harris

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    ROSTOV opens the scoring in OT with his THIRD 3!

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    OH MY ROSTOV

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    Great hustle there by Harris to grab that board

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    Not a 3. Not a 3. Not a 3.

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      Okay. It wasn’t a 3

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    Man, this crowd is STILL letting the officials hear it about the no-foul on Kaspar

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    I wonder what the Vegas line on Rostov matching his point total to his jersey number was tonight? I bet someone made good money

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    I don’t like this Hagins kid

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    PLOT TWIST: George Fant GETS fouled

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    Who else but Hagins? Drills a 3 to put UALR up by 1, and WKU calls timeout. 49.4 to play in OT1, 80-79 WKU trails

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    Hmm…why UALR didn’t kill the clock, I don’t know..

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    Oh no…that might do it…

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    Neighbour hits both free throws, and it’s a 3 point Trojan advantage. And once again, the crowd is letting the officials hear it for the no-foul call on Fant

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    And that’ll do it.

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      THAT’S what Harper drew up? THAT?!

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    FINAL: WKU 83 – UALR 87. Tops drop to 2-2 in SBC play, UALR rises to 4-1. Tops winless in conference play inside Diddle