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Live Thread: WKU vs. Louisiana Lafayette


 

Admit it – you’re still hyped about the win Thursday night.

It’s okay, I am too. But, soon, we will have to put it behind us, because the Ragin Cajuns are staring the Tops in the face.

The two teams come in with identical records (12-7), but the Tops have a better conference record (4-2) than ULL (3-3). The teams are pretty even in record and play, and if you read Marcus’ preview, you’ll know both fan bases are used to the “who will show up today,” game.

So, flip on over to The Duce, keep your computer right here (as well as on our twitter), because things could very well get interesting.

Stand up and cheers.

Tags: Western Kentucky University

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    Alright, in the final moments before the game (if the officials get there, that is).
    Must admit, Marcus nailed it in his pregame with the starting 5 prediction – CHD, Dickerson, TJ, George and Rostov will get things going for us tonight!

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    So between now and the end of the West Virginia/Oklahoma State game, the Tops will be on ESPNews. LEH GOOOOO TOPS!

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    I don’t like how this has started. Every possession has ended in a turnover. I don’t think WKU has even attempted a field goal…

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    Tops have 6 points, Fant has 4 of them. Trying to outshine Price

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    Cajuns on a hot-streak shooting. Timeout with 10:10 to play, and ULL up 24-14. Back to back 3′s have the lead larger than it should…could…be

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    Fant looking to one-up Price’s performance from Thursday. Has 9 points, is 4-5 from the floor. All he needs is some rebounds. To start…he needs one…

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    I hate that move. I hate that move. I hate hate hate that move. Keep that streetball ish in the street

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    It appears the turn tables have…
    WKU now forcing ULL to play some sloppy ball

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    If WKU doesn’t get down 6-0, this is a much closer score. The game is close, just a constant 8-10 point lead for the Cajuns

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    3:16 to play and ULL now trails just 31-25. Trency going to the line for a 3-point play when play resumes

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    By the dubs, ULL in the bonus for the rest of this first half

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      As are the Tops after that foul under the basket following Trency’s missed free throw

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    WKU on a 9 point run to make this a 32-30 ULL game

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    CHD hits 2 free throws, Tops in the midst of a 11-1 run, and it’s a tie ballgame

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    TOPS WITH THEIR FIRST LEAD

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    Trency DRAINS A THREE to extend the Tops first lead, and extend the run to 16-1

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    HALFTIME: #WKU 37 – ULL 32. Tops first lead at 34-32, and are in the midst of a 16-1 run.

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    George and Trency the lone double-digit scorers in the game (for either side) – Fant with 13, Jackson has 10. George also has 3 rebounds

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    ULL has 2 guys with 7 points – Xavian Rimmer and Elfrid Payton. Cajuns are being lead in rebounds by Shawn Long, who has 4

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    Tops are shooting 53.8% from the floor, 20% from 3 (Trency with the lone made triple) and 88.9% from the free throw line.
    The Cajuns are shooting 43.3% from the floor, 66.7% from beyond the arc, and 57.1% from the charity stripe.

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    Caden, CHD, Fant, TJ, and I think Akamune out there to start the 2nd half for WKU

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    Tops with 2 quick baskets here to open the half, and are now on a 20-1 run. WKU with a 41-32 lead

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    ULL with a timeout, WKU in the middle of a 22-1 run, and Tops lead 43-32. 17:57 left to go in regulation.

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    Strong drive by T.J. draws the foul, heads to the line

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    ULL hits 2 free throws to make the WKU run 26-5 (going back to the 2:58 mark of the first half). 47-36 Tops currently lead

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    GEORGE FANT

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    George completes the 3-point play, and is on absolute fire. 52-38 WKU on top, with 14:20 left in the game

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    T.J. has four fouls, and has been replaced by Caden (George with 2 at the moment)

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    Things are getting interesting folks. Can’t see what’s going on the WKU bench cause ESPN is only showing the ULL side of things

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    Technical difficulties lead to a timeout with 10:28 to play, and WKU clinging to a 57-51 lead

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    I was kidding earlier about comparing this game to the football game this season, but it’s getting to real…

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    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?! 7:45 left to play, and WKU still leads, however barely, 61-57

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    Slowly, WKU is building back a solid lead. 66-59 with 4:47 to play, and a Cajun timeout. ULL with 2, Tops with 1

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    George Fant with 23 points, 9-13 from the floor, 5-5 from the free throw line, 6 boards, 2 blocks and a steal. All in 29 minutes. Fantastic, indeed

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    2:23 to play, WKU up 70-64, Cajuns to attempt free throws when play resumes. I ask again – ARE. YOU. NOT. ENTERTAINED?!

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    1:10 to play, 5 point game, each team with only one timeout left. #WKU

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    Trency headed to the charity stripe with 40 ticks to play. WKU leads by 6

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    George Fant fouls out with 29.5 to play. Finishes the evening with 25 points, 10-14 from the floor, 5-5 from the free throw line, 6 boards, 2 blocks and one steal. Solid, I suppose

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    FINAL: #WKU 79 – ULL 70. Tops Move to 5-2 in conference play, have won 4 straight on the road. Canjus fall to 3-4 in #FunBelt play