WKU to Open NIT Against Milwaukee

By: James Brandenburg
By: James Brandenburg

WKU men's basketball now knows the road it has to take to reach New York City for Thanksgiving.

The Hilltoppers will open the Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off on November 16th against Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the tournament's South Regional in Baton Rouge, La. The winner will play either host LSU or Indiana State the following night for a spot in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden the day before Thanksgiving.

If the Hilltoppers - the tournament's no. 5 seed - lose to the Panthers, they'll play the LSU-Indiana State loser in a consolation game.

2009 will be WKU's third appearance in the tournament. The Hilltoppers reached the finals of the 1986 tournament before losing to UNLV and lost to then-no. 1 North Carolina in the first round of the 1993 event.

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