Lady Toppers and Their Fans Discover Their Tournament Fate at Local Selection Show Watch Party

By Melissa Warren | 

UPDATED 10:18 PM -- The wait was a long one for Hilltopper fans at Mister B's. The team was surrounded by fans and anticipation, as they awaited their fate in the bracket.

"It was nerve-racking. Very anticipated, and a very hard wait," said one WKU student and fan.

"I looked at predictions during the week, and coming back from New Orleans, I kind of had my speculation of where we were going to go, but the prediction was right, the one I looked at," said another student.

The wait was even more difficult for one player's mother, who's seen the team's journey to the big dance unfold.

"I actually cheered so loud at the finals, and then when we won, I guess I screamed so much, now today I've lost my voice, but it was worth it," said WKU guard Micah Jones' mother Rhonda Jones.

Jones says they needed all the cheering they could get, as their road to the Sun Belt Tournament title wasn't an easy one.

"The entire tournament, I mean every game was a fight," said Jones.

"It was really unbelievable. They were several points down and at one point it seemed like they just came out and just put their whole heart into the game, and they just weren't going to lose," said WKU fan Darrell Harrell.

Fans hope they'll keep that fighting spirit as they head to Waco, TX to face number-two seeded Baylor on Saturday.


The Lady Toppers will learn their fate in the NCAA Tournament this afternoon during a s\NCAA Selection Show watch party at Mister B's Pizza and Wings in Bowling Green.

The team and coaches will be there, and fans are encouraged to join them. The event begins at 5p.m. with the show beginning at 6p.m. The Sun Belt Tournament Champions will autograph posters during the party.

Our sports team will be live from the party on WBKO at 6 with more on who the Lady Toppers will face in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Our Melissa Warren will have fan reaction on WBKO at 10.

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